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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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Finding Sanctuary in Your Life

While reading through the gospel of Mark, I catch a glimpse of Jesus’ demanding daily schedule. Not only did Jesus feel it important to mentor His chosen disciples, but throngs of people followed Him from town to town. “At evening, … 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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Steady as she goes

Bad news comes in all shapes and forms. It could be: a car breakdown, loss of job or hours at work, strained relationship, death of a loved one, inability to become pregnant, health issues, or a rebellious/wayward child. Regardless of … Continue reading

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Green shoots

Before my head rises I hear melodic tunes Sounds of mourning doves Looking for morsels of food Under the bird feeders        I rise willingly At last, maybe Spring is here Green shoots poke Tiny heads above wet … Continue reading

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Time to withdraw?

“Life’s roughest storms prove the strength of our anchors.” Going through a rough patch right now? Possibly your creativity has all but stopped. Maybe life seems unfair as you battle depression, a job loss, or rejections from numerous publications? Has … Continue reading

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Do you hear the whistle blowing?

Sometimes it feels as though the light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train. I must not give up in the middle of a trial. It’s tough to stay faithful under pressure. I need to see this … Continue reading

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Harvest Blessings

The fruit of Silence is Prayer. The fruit of Prayer is Faith. The fruit of Faith is Love. The fruit of Love is Service. The fruit of Service is Peace. —    Message printed on little cards given out by Mother … Continue reading

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Love is …

“Love is a fruit, in season at all times and within the reach of every hand. Anyone may gather it and no limit is set. Everyone can reach this love through meditation, the spirit of prayer, and sacrifice” — Mother … Continue reading

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Fried Green tomatoes anyone?

I eagerly watch as my first green tomato crop grows heartily on the vine. I can almost taste the juicy, red tomato next to a bacon slice surrounded by leafy lettuce all sandwiched between two pieces of toast. But patient … Continue reading

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