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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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God is with me & God is for me

Regardless of how I feel today or yesterday, God is on the sidelines cheering me along. Even though I might not sense it. Even though I don’t see Him or His work. He is there! God’s word declares it, so … Continue reading

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Share your story

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us” — 2 Corinthians 4:7. God gave each of us a message, a song, and a story in our … Continue reading

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Endless circle

“Will it hurt?” I ask He casually remarks, “Hopefully not; I’ve done this before.” “Well, this is my first time.” “Your finger’s quite swollen and red.” “Yes, it was injured.” A special tool Slices back and forth Vise grips pull … Continue reading

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Unplugged for 15 days

You’ve probably wondered where I’ve been the last couple of weeks — 15 days of being “unplugged” from Internet and cell phones. Yes, I said 15 days & I must say except for the first 2-3 days of nervous withdrawal, … Continue reading

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Are you content in your own skin?

Do I always rejoice? Am I continually thankful for what comes my way — always? That’s easy to answer: No! Should I be? Yes! The Apostle Paul, inspired by God, writes in the book of Philippians that I should be … Continue reading

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“What do you want me to do for you?”

My reading for the day takes me to the story of a blind beggar who receives his sight (Luke 18:35–43). Day after day the beggar sat beside the road. One day a crowd passed by. He asked what all the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to my Son

It’s hard to believe my “baby” boy is 33 years old today! It seems like just yesterday when he began to eat solid food, say his first words and took those first unsteady steps. I distinctly remember when he was … Continue reading

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Special Traditions

  What’s it like during the Holidays without our special people around? On one hand, I try to be excited about the holiday season outwardly, but inwardly I’m still remorseful and dejected thinking about empty places at our table.    It’s tough … Continue reading

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Blessed are the mourners

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). These words are taken from the Sermon on the Mount (also known as the Beatitudes). Jesus is speaking to his disciples about troubles they will encounter when they … Continue reading

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