Carrie Blair

Jesus and Politics

As you read this title, did your body tense? Did the hair start to stand up on the back of your neck? Did your heart start beating a little quicker? Please, take a deep breath. This is written to unite, not divide.

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Faith Out Loud

We gathered outside after respectfully passing by the casket inside the sanctuary. The funeral was for an old farmer who’d lived fully.

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The Great Teacher’s Questions

As you may have noticed, once I started doing the Groovy Tuesday videos and emails late last fall, I stopped blogging. I’ve not felt moved to write more than that small bit each week. It’s not like I was lying around eating bonbons, though that does sound nice.

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I’m an Entrepreneur

I’m an entrepreneur and I love Jesus, so I’m determined to practice my faith in my professional life. I want to be mindful of Who I belong to all day, every day, at home and at work.

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You Can’t Beat the View

There’s never a better time than now to make the change. You know the one – the one that will make you better; the one that will make you happier; the one that will make you wildly successful. Every morning, the world bombards us with negative messages.

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We are Americans

On September 11, 2001, we came together as a nation. The fireballs were red, the white ash fell and the courage of the first responders in blue filled our television screens. Red, white and blue. No political parties. No skin color. No church affiliation. Nothing mattered. We were Americans and we stood united.

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Go! Do! Be!

I don’t count myself as an avid television viewer, but maybe I am. To my credit, I am discretionary in that I usually spend (or more accurately, waste) time watching comedy shows. Other times, Mr. B and I watch crime shows that involve an autopsy. I particularly enjoy those while we’re eating supper in our recliners. Not.

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What if I Fail?

The training begins from the time we’re small. We’re taught “No!” and “Hot”. We learn to make choices for ourselves and we learn that those choices have consequences, both good and bad.

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Adulting in the Summertime

It’s a bummer that I don’t have three glorious summer months to sleep late, watch television, play in the water, ride bikes around the neighborhood with my friends and run barefoot all day every day.

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Smokin’ Hot Grandma

When I started this website in the Fall of 2015, I hoped to write a new blog every few days. Because I have a career, a husband, kids, grands, family and friends – otherwise known as “life” – that has not been a reality.

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He’s Just Showing Off

Photos of the sky tend to bring me a sense of peace. I see the power of God as the sunbeams or lightning bolts burst through the clouds or as a rainbow arcs across the heavens. As I get older, I appreciate His willingness to show off every single day.

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I was in the middle of all four of our kids being pre-teens and one of our little darlings had pushed the envelope one too many times with me. The consequences had just rolled off my tongue.

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Funeral Jeans and Cemetery Flowers

Do you ever have seasons of your life that seem to have a theme? One particular circumstance keeps showing up over and over again. When that happens, I ask myself what I need to glean from this time of repetition.

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On The Other Side of This

Sometimes, I wonder what I was thinking when I submitted to the desire to share my stories. The servant part of my heart thought that maybe I could help someone. The nurturing part of my heart wanted others to know they are not alone and that there is hope.

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My Soul Yearns for You

I’ve just returned from a ladies weekend at The Retreat at Balcone Springs, near Marble Falls. Few things are as breathtakingly vivid, colorful and fresh as springtime in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

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A Pair of Red Boots

Have you ever had a pair of shoes that you just loved? Why did you love them? Were they comfortable or particularly nice looking or did they make you feel like a million bucks?

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This past weekend, I was the speaker at a ladies retreat where our theme was “We Have This Hope.” Our scripture reference was found in Hebrews 6:19 – We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.

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Who Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?

Have you thought seriously about “who” you want to be when you grow up? I didn’t ask “what” you want to be when you grow up. I didn’t even ask “if” you wanted to grow up.

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2017 Happy New Year to you and yours! One thing I’m sure of is that 2017 will be filled with what we bring to it, so let’s bring love, hope, a positive attitude and boldness. Let’s eat clean, sleep well and get moving. So many times, we blame others or circumstances... read more

Christmas 2016 has come and gone

Christmas 2016 has come and gone Christmas 2016 has come and gone. Yes, the tree is still lit and the toy Polar Express train below is circling the tree skirt, where the gifts were sitting just a few short days ago. In the past week, I’ve cooked several pounds of... read more

It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life The Holiday Season is upon us. The word “holiday” comes from two words: holy days. Wow. Do we still view these as holy days? If the television commercials are any indication, there is nothing holy about these few weeks from Thanksgiving to... read more

It’s Not Me. It’s Him.

It’s Not Me. It’s Him. It’s Not Me. It’s Him. I’ve been asked how and why I wrote a book. Truly, it’s been simmering within me for over 30 years. I’ve saved my poems, stories, training talks and Bible lessons for such a time as this, so to speak. The real... read more

Let’s Show ’em How It’s Done

Let’s Show ’em How It’s Done Folks, it’s a rough world out there. I’m not telling you anything you didn’t already know. Life isn’t fair and bad things happen to good people. I’m not trivializing our pain, I’m just being real. It is what it is. Some... read more

Thoreau, Waldon Pond and Carrie

Thoreau, Waldon Pond and Carrie I don’t recall the first time I saw this quote, but I do know it’s spoken to my spirit for as long as I can remember. These words inspire me, whether I’m trying to decide what’s for dinner or who I want to be when I grow up. They tell... read more

Facing My Giants

Facing My Giants I like old television shows and sports, as you can tell from the past couple of blogs. I also like old movies. I tend to gravitate toward the ones where the guy gets the girl after much flirting and romance, especially if there are lots of laughs... read more

Golden Oldies – Snake Hips Geary

Golden Oldies – Snake Hips Geary MeTV has some great old shows. I’ve seen all the “I Love Lucy” episodes and was just thrilled to see “The Lucy Show” on the schedule, so I set it to record. Lucy and Vivian are perfect together and their zany antics are timeless.... read more

Golden Oldies – Baseball and Life

Golden Oldies – Baseball and Life I love old television shows. They don’t make ‘em like that anymore, do they? It’s refreshing to sit down to watch the antics of Andy Griffith, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett and many others. I don’t have to switch the channel when... read more

My New Accountability Partner

My New Accountability Partner Over 300 of you have gotten a copy of my book in your hands in the last month. That is exciting! I have been overwhelmed by the Facebook comments, messages emails, texts and cards I have received each day from those who have been touched... read more