Tag Archives: inspiration & encouragement

TIME FOR SOME SERIOUS GROVELING

There’s a whole lot of groveling going on in the Old Testament.  The Children of Israel continued to make the same mistakes over and over and over again.  It’s easy for us to see where they blew it – how they strayed from … Continue reading

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DOWNWARD SPIRAL

“I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night. Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next … Continue reading

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THE HANDS OF MY SAVIOR

I often think about the hands that reached up to his mother from the manger. Those tiny, dimpled hands were perfectly formed by His Father before His birth. As He grew, those little boy hands undoubtedly got scuffed and bruised … Continue reading

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READY, GET SET . . .

My eyes open to the first morning light. My mind fills with many thoughts, yet the chaos within is a driving force, Pulling me to give up before I even start.. A new day, filled with obstacles, detours, roadblocks. A … Continue reading

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THROUGH THE STORMS OF LIFE

Some folks think that becoming a Christian means gaining complete freedom from all our troubles. Not true. In fact, God never promised any of us a rose garden. Well, He gave us a perfect garden, but that was quickly lost … Continue reading

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CAN’T SEE THE FOREST?

I’ve recently been trying to hide from the events of the world by not tuning in the news.  My thinking is that if I don’t have that extra weight hanging on my shoulders, it will free me from the burden.  … Continue reading

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NOVEMBER SKY

There is nothing like getting out in nature to clear away the cobwebs and dust of every day living.  Problems that are left behind are soon forgotten as you traverse through God’s beautiful creation.  I’m beginning to understand why my … Continue reading

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AUTUMN PURGE

Actually I’m crazy about this time of year.  At least I can breathe again for a week or two.  The air is crisp and fresh and mold spores haven’t yet taken hold.  Unlike Maxine, I enjoy a blanket of leaves … Continue reading

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RAISING CHILDREN CAN BE RISKY

I have vivid childhood memories. Some of them have been delected from my memory bank, but there are some that stand out more than others. There were the years living in a four story apartment building on the top floor. … Continue reading

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FORGOTTEN LUNCHES AND LOST SOCKS

As the mother of three adult children and the grandmother of three adult children, you wouldn’t think I’d be thinking about forgotten lunches and lost socks. The truth is, these things have haunted me for most of my existence. Now … Continue reading

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TRUST

I lift my hands in confidence that you will hear my prayer, I wonder what you think of them as I cast all my care, Up to the heavens where you dwell, where only you can see, The darkness of … Continue reading

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MARY’S FAITH

I don’t know about you, but to have the faith that Mary exhibited when she was told she would be impregnated with God’s own Son, is more than a little hard to imagine. The news itself was impossible from a … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING THOUGHT

November 24 I am thankful for chaos, because out of it comes order – when in the hands of the Creator of the universe. Trust in the Lord always and lean not on your own understanding.

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WHAT DO WE HAVE TO BE THANKFUL FOR?

I consider myself to have been richly blessed with many special acquaintances on this planet. Of course my family is number one – my husband, my three children and their better halves along with their children and countless pets. I’ve … Continue reading

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THY WILL BE DONE . . .

A young child clings to life. He has endured months of chemotherapy. His tired little body is shrinking every day and life is being sapped from his tiny frame. We’re told to ask that God’s will be done. Yet what … Continue reading

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AGING WITH PURPOSE

Does becoming a senior citizen mean that our days of usefulness are over? I hope not. So far I’ve been blessed with a sound mind, except when I’m dreaming or creating a new piece of work; and I’m physically sound, … Continue reading

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PERSEVERE UNTIL THE END

I often wonder what it would be like to turn back the hands on a clock and reverse our lives at a fast speed, so we could pick out the times we gave up on something right before a major … Continue reading

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WHAT’S HOLDING YOU BACK?

I don’t like confrontation.  I’m adverse to rejection.  I fear heights and drowning in the ocean.  I would rather be alone than in a crowd.  I’ve learned over the years that my fears often get in the way of my … Continue reading

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DIVIDED WE FALL

“These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own sinful desires; they are loud-mouthed boasters, showing favoritism to gain advantage.  But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They said to you, ‘In the last … Continue reading

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BACK IN THE FRAY

Once more into the fray… Into the last good fight I’ll ever know… Live and die on this day… Live and die on this day…  The phrase, “Into the fray,” has meant to me – getting back into the game … Continue reading

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