Monthly Archives: January 2019

Ain’t no shame in my name

I hated my first name as a kid. All of my friends seemed to have cute names; Kim, Becky, Sue, others had names that could be made into cute nicknames, Nicole became Nik, Melony became Mel, My name, however? My … Continue reading

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But first…

I have always preferred the “golden age” of entertainment; television, music, movies, there is something that strikes a deep chord within me when I watch or listen to the old songs or actors and actresses of that period. Often the … Continue reading

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The mermaid and the land-lubber

My cousin is an avid swimmer. She has been swimming since she was around four or five, through elementary school, junior high, high school, if you didn’t know where she was, the first place to check was the pool. She … Continue reading

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Mourning has broken

What I am currently facing is not the topic today. My response is. When something tragic or distressing occurs in my life I put on emotional armor and tuck my head a bit, then I tend to charge forward. Much … Continue reading

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Looking back, hoping forward

As the new year began, many spent time looking back at the past year. The accomplishments, the milestones, the faces and places visited, these were the things people recalled. I have often wondered what it is about the past that … Continue reading

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All of it

When my sons were young, my life seemed to revolve around the home. I loved caring for our house, cleaning, making meals, and most of all, building into the lives and hearts of my boys. Slowly the enemy began to … Continue reading

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Tell them

I took the day off yesterday and spent it working on my to-do list. I enjoy seeing my farmhouse go from being a house to a home after all the restoration work we’ve done. At one point, I took a … Continue reading

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Won’t you please, please…

I have watched a dear person struggle with severe depression for years and some days are good. Some are not. Some days it is everything to get out of bed and chose to go forward. Some days it takes prayer, … Continue reading

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Keep the change

As a Christ follower, we are often reminded of the Great Commission from the last verses in Matthew. If we have ever prepared on a missions trip, we know that the goal is to share the Gospel with the people … Continue reading

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Are you listening?

How many times have these words been spoken by you? Or to you? When we speak with someone, we want to know they are truly hearing our words and taking them in to resonate and either learn from them or … Continue reading

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