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Just occasionally.

Just once in a while.

And see what happens.

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About the Girl Behind the Words

My Name: Valerie LK Martin

My motto: Not by a leap, but by many steps.

My mascot: A turtle

My Weakness: McDonald's Sweet Tea (Half Cut, Lite Ice)

Hi! I'm Valerie. I live in Oregonia, Ohio (that's near Kings Island for you roller coaster lovers) with my loves: my husband of 33 years Tom, Lily Evelyn, our sweet pup who like to herd us and chase shadows & our new Kitty Mia.

I started this website because I am passionate about people understanding their worth and finding a purpose for their lives. I spent much of my life's journey not expecting much but disappointment and loss.  It took me three decades to figure a few things out. I don't want you to wait that long!

Writing is also a love of mine.  That is mostly what you will find here. Words. Positive words and ideas. Consider these traveling tips for your journey. You will find resources like devotionals, Esheets, videos and a blog to help you navigate your life's travels.  Walk with me awhile and step into more for your life.

Valerie LK Martin is an ordained chaplain and has been member of the Pastoral Care Team at Vineyard Cincinnati and works in Spiritual Care at the Lindner Center of HOPE. She also holds a Masters of Divinity. 


Oregonia Ohio


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Be a Turtle!!  One Step at A Time

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