Lori Minutoli

Writer, Poet, Author

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Back To That Happy Place

Posted on March 7, 2016 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Whew!

What a stretch that was! 

I am finally back in my own car; yes, a new-used one. Just a five year newer model of the same car I had.  The rental has been returned and I have pampered my new wheels with a car wash, new floor mats, steering wheel cover and of course a pretty smelling tree shaped air freshener (not hung on the mirror.)

I did in fact get the full-time position at my new job.  It's been two weeks and I am adjusting to being on my feet 40 hrs ...

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Anchored In Christ

Posted on February 20, 2016 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

You know what happens when a force of nature rips through your life? You quickly realize what was anchored down and what was not. Think multi-dimensional on that: physically, emotionally and spiritually. That's what I've been doing lately. Thinking about everything that is transitioning in my life. The storm rolled through back in September and since then life has never been the same. Things are getting better... from my perspective they are.

 

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I've Changed

Posted on January 19, 2016 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

I have changed; there is no denying, no hiding, no disguising it. I am not the same wounded soul I was months ago. Much healing has occurred since I have been on my own. Working a lot has kept me too busy to contemplate much of it. I've sat down a few times to write a blog post for you all... or you few... however many there may be, I am not sure. However, my writing style has changed. The last one I have written in my notebook for this blog was four pages written in rhyme. I simply cou...

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Small Pleasures

Posted on October 7, 2015 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

                                         

This afternoon I set out on a mission: I was looking for work. I had just finished a five hour cleaning job, gone to the bank to settle some business and buy quarters for the coin operated laundry facility in my building, and ...

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A Practical Guide To Seeing Light In Dark Times

Posted on October 5, 2015 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 

I never doubt that the sun will come up each day. Therefore I always look for it. Yet everywhere I go I hear people say they don’t see the sun and they don’t feel the rain. There are even songs written about it. I can only guess that what they mean is that their pain is so great they are numb to feeling or seeing the sun. That simply amazes me. With that thought in mind I try to understand when people tell me that my attitude or perspective amazes th...

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Who Is Really In Control?

Posted on August 15, 2015 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I experienced something this week that really showed me how powerful the Holy Spirit is. There is no secret that I love social media. I have written about it as the perfect place to live. (I am laughing at my own statement.) Recently I found a writing community on one site and it has captured my writer’s mind. People take the time to write and post their writings as pictures where other writers can share comments and appreciate their written art. I l...

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Appreciate the Art

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)



Woman In Gold

Art of any form is an expression of the soul. One does not try to make art one becomes art. The artist doesn’t recognize the interpretation of his soul as others would see it because for him it is like looking in a mirror. Singers bleed out the lyrics to express their art, writers bleed out words, an...

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Blessings in Song

Posted on July 19, 2015 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

For ten years or so I’ve been going to the same small church in my town. I have always noticed the women singing and not too often do I hear the men. When I do hear them sing I make a big deal out of it because honestly, when a man sings I think it’s beautiful.


Occasionally I sit in front of Russell at church. When we stand to sing I usually tip my head back towards him and say “nice and loud now Russe...

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God Is Real-He Speaks To Me

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

God is REAL.

The only thing I have to offer this world through my voice that matters is my own personal testimony. I cannot tell you how to live or how you should think or what you should believe but I can tell you how God works in my life.  That is what this blog is all about.  


In my last post I told you how lovely my social media world is and how I would love to...

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Take A Walk With Me

Posted on May 2, 2015 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I found the place I want to live!


It is culturally diverse and extraordinarily beautiful. The people are rich in character and are passionate about their interests. This hub of diversity is perfect for me. I can stroll from one interest of mine to the next without needing to neither explain myself nor prove that I am worthy to be there. Within the sub-cultures there is great acceptance and appreciation for individuals, artists, and believers.


Let me tell...

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About That Journey

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I am smiling as I type this because I absolutely LOVE that someone spoke up about my blog post:  Warning: Don't Take Your Eyes Off Of Jesus specifically this part:

Dee...

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WARNING: Don't Take Your Eyes Off Of Jesus

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Do you know who you are?

 

That is the question I have been asking myself for several months. I have been updating my own personal operating system so-to-speak and have discovered many corrupted files. The ONLY authority I have allowed to decipher what is corrupt and what isn't is the Word of God, the Holy Spirit living in me. It has taken months of isolation and heartbreaking soul searching to find the Trut...

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Walking Through A Plateau

Posted on April 8, 2015 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Can you recall what it feels like to be in a resting period after an illness? You know the feeling of wondering if you are really better or if you are just moments away from being sick again. It's akin to the earth in the spring season; will there will be another winter storm or will warm weather suddenly send forth the buds and blooms of spring? ​The in-between times are like plateaus, no highs, no lows, just waiting in anticipation as life goes on wor...

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ANSWERED PRAYER

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

I am very happy to let my readers know that I finally have a computer!

   

My mom had a stroke a couple of years ago just after she bought this laptop.  She never really got the hang of using a computer and then was unable to use it due to her limitations after the stroke.  I never asked her for i...

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A Full And Empty Heart

Posted on February 15, 2015 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

How can it be that I have a full and empty heart?

It has taken me some time or should I say experience to fully understand how it can be, so let me share with you.  There was a time in my life several years ago when everything mattered to me.  I held almost-sacred all that I had achieved and possessed. I worked hard for the things in my life, I was careful in selecting most of it and each and every thing was precious to me. &#...

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The Ride Is Over!

Posted on February 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)


                                          

I am stuck with only a few minutes to write something quick off the top of my head as I am sitting here at a computer for the first time in what seems like an eternity.  Please keep me in prayer that I would somehow miraculously...

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Why I Smile When Sparks Fly Upward

Posted on January 17, 2015 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)
                                                        

 "Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, nei...

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How A Twitter Prayer Request Led To A Miracle

Posted on December 23, 2014 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)


                                                                 

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Why Love Those Deemed Unworthy?

Posted on December 6, 2014 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

 

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Love seems to offend people,  especially when labels are attached to individuals who are deemed unworthy of love because of their actions. I am so thankful God's t...

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Black Lives Matter -Taking A Stand

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)




                              

My heart cries for humanity. I have experienced as a white, Conservative, Christian woman that I am expected to understand the injustice of civil disobedience and defiant crimes against authority. However, all I seem to understand is the intense pain and screams...

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