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Who I Am in Christ

I’m definitely late today but did not want to miss Five Minute Friday.  I always look forward to these posts….and am always amazed how one word can direct so many insightful, helpful and encouraging thoughts and posts!  Reading through the link-up is always a highlight.  This week’s prompt is WHO. Who am I because of Christ? … Read More Who I Am in Christ

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A Season to Offer Praise

Today has been 100 percent fall.  The leaves are just beginning their transition…but the temperatures are perfect autumn.  Sweater weather.  Clear skies and glorious sunshine that warms up the chilly morning.  The front porch mums are bursting out in color.  I helped put out a staff lunch today at my church and the school there. … Read More A Season to Offer Praise

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Happy Birthday, Em

Happy Birthday sweetest daughter of mine!  Thirty years ago today I became a mother.  Be still my heart.  Yes, I gave birth twice afterward and, of course, I love all my children.  Equally.  And am blessed to be called mom by all of them.  My thoughts are not expressly about my beautiful daughter but more about becoming… Read More Happy Birthday, Em

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Don’t Hide in the Tree

Zaccheus climbed the tree because of the crowd.  And right there among the crowd, Jesus noticed him and called to him.  Not to embarrass him.  Not even to ridicule him for being a greedy tax-collector, but because He wanted to be with Him.  He wanted a relationship with Zaccheus and He wanted the crowd to… Read More Don’t Hide in the Tree

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Ready for the Rain

The best word to describe our weather is unpredictable.  The summer was, for the most part, pleasant – with lots of lovely evenings.  Low humidity and pleasant temperatures.  The calendar flipped to September and, with it, came the extreme heat and highest humidity in months.  The heat has been relentless.  And not a drop of… Read More Ready for the Rain

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A Sound From Heaven

I’m sure you have been in one of those situations where a large crowd is gathered.  Everyone is enjoying separate conversations – waiting for whatever event to begin.  Someone steps to the front of the room but goes unnoticed. After several unsuccessful attempts of “May I have your attention please,” there is some gifted whistler… Read More A Sound From Heaven

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Celebrate a Loyal Companion

LOYAL – this week’s FMF prompt.  My very first thought was….man’s best friend – dogs! To many, the definition of loyal lived out.  Day in and day out.  Then I thought my posts needed to be much more “dignified” than simply discussing dogs…which led me to a word study on the difference between loyal and faithful. … Read More Celebrate a Loyal Companion

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The Impact of Being Loved

Without a doubt, my grandparents loved me.  I never doubted it.  Actually, neither did anyone else (but that might be another post)!  What a gift – to be so unconditionally loved.  Because I was so confident in their love, it affected me.  Affected and impacted my life.  These are just a few of my thoughts… Read More The Impact of Being Loved

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A Sense of Community

Father Knows Best.  Leave It to Beaver.  I Love Lucy.  Maybe you liked these tv shows.  Maybe not.  Some of you don’t even know what shows I talking about:)  But these shows, in many ways, characterize my life growing up.  The women that surrounded me were, well, very similar.  I only knew one mom who… Read More A Sense of Community