Freedom

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The world is full of wonders to behold and temptations that can imprison the soul.

Freedom comes with a price, a sacrifice, courage, wisdom, strength and sometimes tough love.

 

This month, I contemplate the many who defended our freedom and prayerfully remember my dad’s birthday. He was dynamic in his dedication to his family of nine children, leading us in prayer and working tirelessly until his death.

 

When someone asked my dad why he worked so hard. He replied, “I don’t want my children to be pushed around. It’s survival of the fittest!”

 

Speaking of being fit, my dad also instilled in us the values of exercise and healthy living. I’m grateful for that and leaving us a legacy to value prayer, hard work and love. He taught us that the easy road was usually not the best road and to follow Jesus.

 

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Our family prayer

 

“You my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature, rather, serve one another in love.” – Galatians 5: 13

 

Wishing you the freedom to love in truth.

 

Maria Lauren,

AKA Maria Elena Alberici

Your Powerful LIFE blog

 

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Dance to the Music of Grace

Life may have you dancing to an assortment of music and rhythms. I’m a fan of variety but in abundance, it can get confusing and overwhelming. Sometimes, I find myself bouncing off the walls because I’m moving too fast or half awake. Ouch!

My dance training reminds me that spinning and balancing needs a spot of focus. I’m happy to say, I’ve found my focus spot but more about that later.


Now, speaking of dancing news…

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PDS 30th Annual Gypsy Awards – Carol Channing – Lee Hale – The Golddiggers – Alberici Sisters

I recently had the pleasure of doing a little song and dance with some of my fellow performers from The Golddiggers of The Dean Martin TV  Show at the PDS 30th Annual Gypsy Awards in Beverly Hills. It was heart warming to celebrate our Producer/Editor/Musical Director, Lee Hale, as he received a prestigious award for his contribution to the entertainment industry. Also honored were Carol Channing, Mandy Moore, choreographer of the movie, “La La Land,” with featured appearances from Dick Van Dyke, Lily Tomlin, Joe Tremaine, Nigel Lithgoe and many more. I must say it was a wonderful show and a gratifying experience to share this event with my sister, Linda Alberici – Eichberg and our “Golddigger Sisters.”

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My sister and I, Move-n-Groove with a “Happy Hour” of exercise!


Now, back to my focus spot…

When life has me going in multiple directions, that’s a cue for me to pause and pray, ‘Dear Lord, let me hear Your music, steady me in grace as I focus on You.’ 

“My grace is sufficient for you.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9

 

Move-n-Groove in grace,

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

Your Powerful LIFE blog

My Website

“Your Powerful LIFE” is a blog about LIFE: Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment… It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyrighted.