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With His Stripes

Today is the last Five Minute Friday for this year.  Not only has this link-up been a wonderful challenge throughout the year – challenging my thoughts and my writing – but the other posts have been encouraging, convicting and helpful as well.  For those new to FMF, each week there is a one-word prompt and… Read More With His Stripes

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Be Still My Heart

I shared this photo earlier this week on my Instagram.  It was given to me last weekend while I was visiting my 90-year old aunt.  We were looking through a stack of photos she had stuffed into an old album.  There were several of my parents, my grandparents and many of older relatives I barely… Read More Be Still My Heart

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Christmas Peace

Off-balance.  Out of kilter.  Or, as one definition described it, “….in a state of confusion or chaos.” So much in our world seems to be off-balance.  Everything from politics and popular opinion to sports, entertainment and current events.  It affects our world, our communities, our churches, our homes, and our own hearts.  If we are not careful,… Read More Christmas Peace

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Christmas Tree Memories

One of my first (or oldest) Christmas memories is not really “my” memory…but is a memory passed down over the years and shared with me many, many times.  The memory of my grandmother’s Christmas tree.  The tree my dad remembered so fondly from his childhood.  Every year, my grandma would begin in November creating the… Read More Christmas Tree Memories

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Blessing Mix – 2018

Without a doubt, some of my richest blessings are not only the time I spend volunteering but the friends and sweet relationships I have made doing so.  My afternoons there are the highlight of my week!  Yesterday, we took an afternoon trip to the Air and Space Museum.  One of the other ladies in our… Read More Blessing Mix – 2018

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Because He Lives

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.  Two days later, I am carrying thoughts of the wonder of the resurrection with me.  The cross.  The empty tomb.  The depth of all that means for a Christian. The defeat of sin and death.  Eternal life and the promise of reunion with those that we love and… Read More Because He Lives

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Butterfinger Cake

Happy Spring.  Yes, it is sleeting and the forecast is for snow all afternoon and tomorrow but it is spring:)  And the calendar makes official!  Goodness, March is fickle and spring even more so but I am enjoying my bunnies (did you see a few of them on my Instagram?) and thinking towards Easter.  I… Read More Butterfinger Cake