Tag Archives: love

Somewhere in the world…

In the first year or so after my fiancé and I broke up I often wondered if there would ever be a future husband for me. During that same season I heard the song Somewhere in the World, by Wayne … Continue reading

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The little things are the best things

Last night my favorite blond son messaged me and shared a tender part of his heart with me. I am guarding what he shared with lots of love and prayers for him. I am very honored that he would share … Continue reading

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While I am waiting

Life can be pretty messed up some times. I will take steps forward with something and then all of a sudden, someone comes and says, “HEY! That’s not the way I wanted you to do that!” Now here I am … Continue reading

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Open, close, in, out

One of my high school classmates celebrated her fiftieth birthday this week. She wrote a thoughtful and reflective post on social media, including a bittersweet memory of the loss of a junior high classmate. Many of those we went to … Continue reading

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Mathematics

Years ago I was involved with a Bible study led by a wonderful woman and friend who had a powerful prayer life. When a challenge would arise that warranted extra prayer I would teasingly say, “Maggie, when you pray I … 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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Empty chairs

This year has brought a lot of goodbyes for the people in my circle. As the holidays have gone by, I have thought about all the empty chairs around the table. Grandparents, spouses, and siblings, no longer present to share … Continue reading

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Returning the favor

The older I get the more I see people trying to live their lives by being independent and self-reliant. The perspective being that it is better to trust only yourself when it comes to accomplishing something, instead of looking to … Continue reading

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Salty words

While eating my lunch today, I overheard a conversation that broke my heart. A group of friends were discussing youth groups and church attendance, when one of them said, “I quit going to church in ninth grade, when my youth … Continue reading

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The separate ones

A precious friend messaged me today to share a story about some advice I had given years ago. I chuckled that something I had mentioned and over time had forgotten would have stuck with her. What I had said was, … Continue reading

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