Tag Archives: FAITH

INHERITED STRENGTH

As I look back on my life I can see the influence of several strong women.  My mother was a rock.  She married the love of her life at the age of 18 and two years later I was born.  … Continue reading

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TRUE GRIT

  When John Wayne appeared in the movie, “True Grit,” as sheriff, Rooster Cogburn, everyone thought the film was about this man’s courage and ability to pursue and capture the bad guys  In fact the true heroine of the movie … Continue reading

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GET OUT OF THE BLACK CLOUDS

Today I went to the doctor to have my knee X-rayed.  I should be delighted that it is nothing more than a sprain.  The doc mentioned that my knee was practically arthritis free, there were no breaks and it was … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART V – 90 & UP

  Nonagenarians now represent 4.7 percent of the 65-and-older US population, compared to 2.8 percent in 1980.  The U.S. Census Bureau has estimated that by 2050, the number of those living beyond 90 years will quadruple. By the time we … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN PART IV – 80-90

You are now part of an elite group of survivors.  The ages between 80 and 90 are reserved for those who still have much to give the world or those who have been filled with new parts that won’t give … Continue reading

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JUST PASSING THROUGH

    For the better part of this year, my life has been filled with creative endeavors.  In January my husband had a one man art show, which included some of my poetry.  In March I restarted writing a novel … Continue reading

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PEACE IN THE STORMS

Up in the land of 10,000 lakes today, the skies are filling with an abundance of different kinds of clouds.  It’s always quite interesting to see a storm come together, starting with layers of many clouds in shades of grey.  … Continue reading

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BACK IN THE GROOVE

You have all probably seen Paul’s paintings on my blog.  Occasionally I’ve posted some of his carving work.  After he was diagnosed with cancer (now in remission) and endured a small stroke, he put the chisel and hammer aside for … Continue reading

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SURRENDER

When we think about the word “surrender” we naturally assume a sort of giving up – giving in – acceptance.  When the white flag of surrender went up at Yorktown, it signaled the ending of the American Revolution.  Almost a … Continue reading

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WHO DO YOU TRUST?

In the late 1950’s a television show hosted by Edgar Bergan, the ventriloquist, made its debut.  After a few months a young Johnny Carson took over the job.  The show was designed to pit three married couples against each other … Continue reading

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I’M SORRY

There are times when the phrase, “I’m sorry” is just a phrase of empty insincere words. The words mean nothing, because they’re said out of obligation.  Being truly contrite means that we know we’ve done something wrong and feel guilt over … Continue reading

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BREATHLESS

I suffer from asthma and many other breathing disorders.  As my life progresses, each breath I take becomes harder. I find myself getting short of breath after just a small amount of exertion.  When I need to use my inhaler … Continue reading

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I WANT MY MOMMIE!

Don’t you just love it when there’s a little voice trailing behind you saying, “Mom – mom, mommie, mother, ma, mom, mom, mom?  Little ones are constant sources of questions, needs, demands and wants.  “I want a cookie,” “I want a new … Continue reading

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APRIL TESTIMONY TAG

I was tagged by Mark “Hat” Rackley last week to share my testimony with you.  Last week was a little crazy for me, so I had to put the honor on the shelf for a while.  Today, being Monday and … Continue reading

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SHE GAVE HER LAST CENT

READ LUKE 21:1-4 Jesus was coming to the end of His ministry.  From here on in, He would continue to speak to His followers in parables and through every day examples.  One day as He was sitting near the temple, … Continue reading

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THE SYROPHOENICIAN WOMAN

READ MATTHEW 7:25-30 & MARK 15:21-28 Jesus had already proven His power over the devil.  He used scripture to resist temptation in the desert.  He exorcised many demons during His ministry.  The word was out and everyone knew about it.  There … Continue reading

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SURREPTICIOUS MEETING

READ JOHN 3:1-21 The Sanhedrin was the ruling body of the Jews.  This group acted as a lower court. Nicodemus was a member of this select organization who was considering doing something to stop Jesus and His “new” ministry among … Continue reading

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TENDER SHEPHERD

READ MATTHEW 18:1-6 Jesus was the oldest child in His family, so He often had to look after His younger siblings.  I imagine He looked much like a little shepherd, tending His sheep.  He played with them, told them stories, sang songs with … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

READ JOHN 11:5-16 How many times have we Christians had our doubts?  Be honest about this question, because humanly, it is impossible to believe what God has laid out as the plan for our salvation. Poor Thomas, the Apostle of … Continue reading

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A NOBLE MAN’S SON

READ JOHN 4:46-54 When the rich man came to Jesus to have his sick son healed, we learn that Christ didn’t come to this world simply to save the poor, the destitute, the outcasts of society.  He came to save all … Continue reading

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