Category Archives: Love

Shine Like Stars

“Do not be afraid to be different from other people. The path I have called you to travel is exquisitely right for you. The more closely you follow My leading, the more fully I can develop your gifts. To follow … Continue reading

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do not merely live life to survive …

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style,” Maya Angelou

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Homeward Bound

Baldwin sisters on their trek home. Karen and I nicknamed ourselves the Baldwin sisters–remember The Waltons television show? Our trip proved a mix of enlightenment, frustration, joy, anger, sadness, sympathy, and loss. We found our dad—at least a shell of … Continue reading

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Master Sculptor

A little boy watched a sculptor begin chiseling a large block of marble. The sculptor worked meticulously until the slab looked like the face of Abraham Lincoln. “How did you do that?” the little boy asked. The sculptor said with … Continue reading

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Publishing and Waiting …

Even though circumstances do not seem to be going right, fair—always remember God still steers the boat. Relationships fail, money’s tight, child spills his milk, toilet overflows, ideal college seems elusive, death separates, divorce/abuse divides—though your dream lingers, “wait for … Continue reading

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Happy St. Paddy’s Birthday to my Daughter!

Who knew that over 30 years ago my husband and I would be blessed with such joy? Joy came in the form of the birth of our first (and only) daughter, Amanda Sue. Until the birth of a child infuses … Continue reading

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Suffering for Doing Good

Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart, Hebrews 12:3.   Yesterday in our small group Bible study class we talked about pain, suffering, revenge, and unjust treatment. We … Continue reading

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Joy-filled Birthday

This year was a big milestone. A really big one, the big 60! Oh my. To say it seems BIG, but to write it. Well, just seems bigger. But, you know, I’m okay with it now. A big birthday bash was … Continue reading

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Small, Small World

  She pauses with her white dog I walk past Attempting to clear cobwebs Re-fresh and Re-generate my brain I pause; then stop Together we chat Discovering we shared the same workplace Years ago Past memories surface Re-live old times … Continue reading

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Where’s your solitary place?

C.S. Lewis wisely points out that no one was busier than Christ. “Our model is the Jesus … of the workshop, the roads, the crowds, the clamorous demands and surly oppositions, the lack of all peace and privacy, the interruptions. … Continue reading

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