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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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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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Birthing a “baby”

I’ve heard it said that writing and releasing a book is somewhat akin to birthing a baby. Now that I’m on the other side of that equation, I agree.   Life is: Good, Fragile, Precious just released to the public this … 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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Do you consider yourself an Encourager?

“But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today”—Hebrews 3:13. We must not give up! Some days and hours are just tougher than others. We all have days when we feel good about ourselves, our family, and … Continue reading

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Keep your eyes on the goal

Johann Sebastian Bach “played because God gave him that beauty & it wasn’t about him, it was about what God gave him to create … He played it because it had to be played whether anyone heard it or not.” … Continue reading

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Hope

“Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.” — Emily Dickinson

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Soaring on eagle wings

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to … Continue reading

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Rejoice!

“The world seems sad mid winter’s gloom. But all’s well when the jonquils bloom.” This is so true. Winter (at least in the mid-west) can last forever. My spirits sag dramatically when the sun doesn’t shine for days. As soon … Continue reading

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Soar like an eagle

  She wiggles her not-so-tiny body behind my monitor screen as if to say “Hello, remember me?”  How could I forget her? She tip-toes as she hikes her body on top of my desk across all my papers, then pauses … Continue reading

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