Monthly Archives: May 2016

building legacies

I had the privilege to sit with some dear friends last night. They are treasures to my husband and to me, we are the richer for knowing them. We shared stories, laughter, insight and wisdom about parenting, our faith, our … Continue reading

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whoops

Sometimes I find myself making a mistake- it happens often this side of Heaven. These mistakes can be simple and small or complex and far-reaching. It is difficult to keep my mind focused all the time, striving to be intentional … Continue reading

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precious

My grandmother passed away two weeks ago. She was a strong, talented, amazing, woman who loved her family fiercely and heaven help you if you hurt one us. As the oldest grandchild I had the incredible position of loving and … Continue reading

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straight up

I passed a garbage truck the other day. The truck was moving from one place to another taking with it the junk, the refuse, the useless items from each house and removing them forever. My mind started to wander and … Continue reading

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leave it alone

In the past couple weeks I managed to come in contact with poison ivy. I don’t know where it was, but I can tell you where it is. On my face, my arms, my waist, my legs, my feet. There … Continue reading

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Who do you think you are?

Many songs on the radio are about how we perceive ourselves. Are we guilty? Are we flawless? Are we without hope? Are we victors? Do we see our worth based on the magazines, television shows, movies? The words of others? … Continue reading

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thrown away

In the past two weeks I have watched families hold newborns and let go of loved ones. I have read loving tributes and wondered how the survivors were going to continue¬†without their parents’ wisdom to guide them. I have wondered … Continue reading

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missing

On Sunday morning we all gather together singing hymns, choruses, and echoing amens to the message given. We claim the God we ran to as prodigal sons and daughters. We celebrate His Love and Grace and nod our heads to … Continue reading

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do be do be do

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says (James 1:22). The book of James is full of in-your-face verses. James wasn’t going to waste time with fluff as he wrote to believers, not … Continue reading

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the end result

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer (Romans 12:12). As battles come and go in this life it is easy to fall apart and be overwhelmed by all that surrounds us. ¬†The cacophony of voices telling us … Continue reading

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