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Grip of Despair

When despair wraps its Ugly tentacles around my shoulders. Squeezes, squeezes, then Squeezes some more.       Intense pressure weighs upon my heart. Impending doom draws nigh. Hope dashed—shroud of darkness envelopes. Guard my heart. But, how? Decisions made—I … Continue reading

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Day #300 – Life Aboard a Boat, Part 1

This is a momentous occasion—300 days on the trail, the waterway trail that is! I find this hard to believe unless I look at my journal or calendar and see verification for myself. 300 days, 4848 miles, 16 states + … Continue reading

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He sees all

God sees a lonely, breaking heart So, He sends rays of sunshine to warm a soul An unexpected smile from a stranger Manatee swims beneath the boat  God sees a lonely, breaking heart So, He delivers frolicking dolphins Comfort words … Continue reading

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I’m Back !!!

Greetings & Salutations! Been so long busy preparing and traveling on our year-long Great Loop journey that I am sorry I’ve neglected this blog. In the interim, I hope you’ll find, read, comment on our blog link at www.TravelsOfSanctuary.com. Our … Continue reading

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Help in time of trouble

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging … He says, … Continue reading

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How satisfied are you?

“The first hour of waking is the rudder that guides the whole day,” Henry W. Beecher.     How do you roll in the morning? My morning usually rolls rather slowly. It takes me a bit to get my bearings and move … Continue reading

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Where is your gaze fixed?

Instead of trying to “fix” yourself, fix your gaze on Me, the Lover of your soul. Rather than using your energy to judge yourself, redirect it to praising Me. Remember that I see you clothed in My righteousness, radiant in … Continue reading

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Teachable Spirit

‘Seek My face with a teachable spirit. Come into My presence with thanksgiving, desiring to be transformed’—Jesus Calling. Sarah Young mentions further, “I want you to be all Mine … I gave everything for you … hold back nothing from … Continue reading

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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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