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My Morning Walk

My Morning Walk

At the end of March, I took a tumble in the backyard (not by choice), and tore ligaments in my right ankle. So, for the past few months, I have had to learn to do things in a different manner. Luckily, I discovered the scooter where you can put one bent knee and then...

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Are You Building Up or Tearing Down?

Are You Building Up or Tearing Down?

As the tensions flare regarding race, religion, political preferences, gender, economic status, or even career choice, differences abound. What has always made the United States great are the many diverse people groups, the various differences between these groups,...

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Why I Am Not Wearing a Mask

Why I Am Not Wearing a Mask

Please take a moment to stay with me regarding the topic of wearing a mask or choosing not to wear a mask. Like everything else, there are two sides to every situation. In our current pandemic, emotions are heightened and everything appears to be a trigger. Let me...

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The Story in the Stone

The Story in the Stone

Today, my Bible Study app reminded me that God is our rock. He is the One upon whom we stand. He is unwavering and strong. As a little girl, I was always drawn to rocks. I would spend hours in the creek bed searching for that unusual treasure. I would sift through the...

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Shedding the Grave Clothes

Shedding the Grave Clothes

The resurrection story is one of conquering! Jesus conquered death. Before He ascended, He had to shed His grave clothes first. This is an often overlooked part of this beautiful story. Grave clothes were used to wrap the expired body before placing it in a tomb....

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40 Hours of Silence

40 Hours of Silence

During this Easter weekend of 2020, we are experiencing this time in history like never before. For the first time in my sixty years, I will not be celebrating the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, within a church building. I began reflecting on the time between...

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Co-Creating With the Creator

Have you ever thought that our God of the Universe desires to co-create with YOU? He does! As our Creator, He inspires each one of us with creative thoughts, ideas, talents, and skills. Of course, the ultimate Creator would inspire His creation to also create! When...

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Keep Your Eyes on Jesus

Keep Your Eyes on Jesus

Remember the story of Jesus walking on the water? The disciples had gone out into the Sea of Galilee and when they were way out on the water, a storm came up and began tossing their little boat violently. The men were frightened and feared for their lives. Suddenly,...

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A Harvest is Coming

A Harvest is Coming

These are indeed confusing, interesting, and historic times. The world overnight appears to have been flipped upside down. No doubt, many people are scared, depressed, and fearful. As I have reflected and prayed about this situation, I believe firmly that as believers...

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Physically Separated ~ Spiritually United

Physically Separated ~ Spiritually United

As schools, businesses, conventions are closed as well as sporting events canceled, people are being physically separated. With this physical separation, many people begin to feel a sense of helplessness and hopelessness along with isolationism. Indeed these times are...

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Now is the time for a Passover Prayer

Now is the time for a Passover Prayer

All of us are on overload from the media of the pandemic, COVID 19. The information is seeping into every facet of our lives. Each one of us must process and assess their own personal situations regarding this event. This morning, I awoke with the word "Passover". I...

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Your Mess is Your Message

Your Mess is Your Message

Every one of us is a hot mess! Yes, we mess up, we create messes, and we can become mired in our mess. However, in the midst of your mess, a message emerges. What will your message be as you navigate your mess? Will your message be one of hope or will it become one of...

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The Miracle of the Mat

The Miracle of the Mat

In the Gospel of John, Chapter 5, Jesus is in Jerusalem and stops by an area called Bethesda. This particular place was of interest to Him as people with illnesses, infirmities, and other ailments visited here as they believed the water held healing powers....

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Jesus in the Backyard

Today was one of those beautiful, crisp December mornings in North Texas. Crispy brown grass from our recent frost, clean, cold air and, the bluest sky you've ever seen. I walked outside to let the pooches out and a small, white piece of paper caught my eye. Thinking...

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Overlooking the Message

As I strolled along the beautiful beach this morning in Destin, Florida, I was having a conversation with God. I was just asking Him for a message. Just any sort of message that I would know was from Him. A few moments later I came upon this cute little crab just...

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Renovation & Restoration

Renovation & Restoration

We recently purchased a beautiful, historic building in our small town on the Square. This little beauty is in big-time need of a complete face lift inside and out. As we are beginning the project, it has reminded me so much of how Christ has done this for me in my...

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We Will Finish What He Has Started

We Will Finish What He Has Started “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”                                                                                                       Philippians 1:6 Do you remember the...

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When Life Takes a Turn

When Life Takes a Turn

Don't we all know how in an instant, life can take a drastic turn! One minute you are going about your daily business, the next you are either sucker punched with tragic news or elated with an uplifting message. Either way, life takes a turn. In my 58 years, my road...

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Finding Your Missing Peace

What is going on in your life this very moment? How do you "feel" right now? Be honest and check your heart rate, your stress level, your attitude. Haven't you found that life has become a series of activities, functions, meetings, events and deadlines? As these...

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A Butterfly Kiss from Heaven

Have you ever received a kiss from heaven?  Perhaps you didn't know that you did!  Maybe, it was one of those moments that just crept up and caught you by surprise. This past weekend, I received a precious kiss from heaven. When you read this beautiful story, you too...

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Dragonflies and Dreams

Have you ever really taken a good, close look at a dragonfly? I love the way they hover and buzz around my garden. Last year when I was out preparing my spring garden, I noticed dozens of dragonflies darting all about me. I stood very still and held out my hand. I was...

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YOU are Beloved

YOU are Beloved

Has anyone ever called you their Beloved? This word became very personal as I began a journey from a marriage of 21 years to the world of divorce, despair and feeling completely unloved. The journey has been difficult yet re-defining! After I discovered my marriage...

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