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Brevity

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Brevity

It was one of those rare occasions; alone, quiet, and nothing demanding my attention for at least another hour. It’s in those moments I sometimes look back and remember…and then talk with the Lord to heal what might hurt, straighten what’s still crooked, or just sit quiet in His Presence. One of the many things […]

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The Old Country Church

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The Old Country Church

I know it’s hard to imagine a weather report being inaccurate, but it was especially this day. Dressed for cool, but back-dripping heat, my friend Linda and I continued to climb the hill where I knew an old church once stood. Whether it’s an abandoned barn, house, or business, if I can get inside, I […]

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God’s Valentine

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God’s Valentine

When I was young, Valentine’s Day meant word-covered heart candy, stuffed animals. a small class party, and the pain-staking discovery of who really liked you and who didn’t. The popular kids never lacked for a stack of cards, smiles, and boasts of new crushes, while I learned to hide a crushed heart and small stacks […]

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Forest Of My Own Making

Filed in Healing, Hope, Prayer, Suffering, Uncategorized by on January 16, 2018 2 Comments
Forest Of My Own Making

Jacob was not the only wrestler that preceded the WWF. As I pulled the red-colored digital thermometer out of my daughter’s mouth, my cheeks turned hot with tears. Her pediatrician’s warning echoed loud in my memory, “Do everything you can to prevent her getting this year’s influenza. It will attack her lungs and wreak havoc […]

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Mom’s Time to “Rest”

Filed in Death, Hope, Parenting, Suffering, Uncategorized by on October 16, 2017 6 Comments
Mom’s Time to “Rest”

No matter how many times you hear the words, “This may be your last day, ” or “You may never see them again,” both statements eventually come true. And no matter how much you try to prepare to lose a loved one, you are never really prepared. And so it is, one month after publishing […]

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What’s Your Super Power?

What’s Your Super Power?

Have you ever noticed that children have special eyesight? It’s some kind of super power babies have inherently at birth, buried beneath their smell of baby powder and sound of cooing. When they grow into toddlers, they can see things completely invisible to adults, and then as teenagers, they have a slight setback of multiple […]

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One Storm’s Gift

One Storm’s Gift

I walked along the path with ease, My steps were sure beneath the trees. The sun poked holes and sprayed its rays, This joyous path and flowered way. I kicked some stones and sang a hymn, So happy, free, content, and then, A clap of thunder, down poured rain, That fell so hard it caused […]

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When Pain Makes A Pact

When Pain Makes A Pact

A couple of months ago, I woke up from a physical ambush that let me know what bodily “collusion” looked like. My back and neck must have made some sort of clandestine agreement to pinch, stab, throb, send electrical shocks through arms and limbs, and conduct random bouts of numbness every time my mind slipped […]

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The Beauty of Myrrh – A Tribute to Mary Barrett & My Pain Pals

The Beauty of Myrrh – A Tribute to Mary Barrett & My Pain Pals

Though it was late, I measured out a cup of laundry detergent and shoved the clothes robotically into our front loader. My mind was traveling through Africa, Washington, California, England, and other parts of the globe, smothering heaven with prayer requests. Lord, I am so burdened for _________. I can’t even imagine the suffering and […]

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Jesus Loves Visuals

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Jesus Loves Visuals

Before there ever was an iPhone, Kodak, or DaVinci, God would give man stunning visuals of His glory, majesty, and deity in creation. David would write a song about what he learned concerning God one night; “When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have […]

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