Monthly Archives: January 2011


It takes a few days before I can really relax and believe this is vacation. I am so trained and glued to electronic devices such as cell phone, Internet, voice mail, and postal mail. A conscious, deliberate choice needs to … Continue reading

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My life’s an open book

“You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, … Continue reading

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Jump on in!

  “The fact is, that to do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.”   (Sydney Smith, June … Continue reading

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The lost has been found!

Hallelujah! The lost has been found after missing about 24 hours. I found Princess Leia hiding in the corner of the garage behind the motorcycle. The only thing we could figure out is that when we had a visit from … Continue reading

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Missing: one cat

How does it feel when a loved one is missing? Empty, confused, not knowing which way to turn. All her favorite hideaways have been examined, closets, drawers, cubbyholes scoured—but still no Princess Leia. Our Siamese cat is nowhere to be … Continue reading

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Have you ever been alone with God?

“When He was alone the twelve . . . asked of Him . . .” Mark 4:10 His Solitude with Us. “When God gets us alone by affliction, heartbreak, or temptation, by disappointment, sickness, or by thwarted affection, by a broken … Continue reading

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Cleansed life

“The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon” (Psalm 92:12) A cleansed life gives off the aroma of service and sacrifice. The incense of joy. The perfume of commitment. The sweetness of … Continue reading

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“The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1) Fear…small word, yet so powerful. Just what am I afraid of today? Is it … Continue reading

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“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” (Mother Teresa) ***

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got that numbing feeling

Resting comfortably at home after the tooth implant…numbing face is decreasing and am beginning to feel the soreness in the mouth. already took my 1st Tylenol 3 w/codeine, so hopefully that will continue to cause me to be a happy … Continue reading

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