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The Best Gift

It’s so hard to believe that Christmas is less than three weeks away. I don’t know about you, but I can get pretty uptight when it comes to deciding on a gift for certain people – for any occasion. I sometimes get so caught up in worrying that someone won’t like what I’m giving them […]

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Oh My Soul

“I can’t remember exactly the first time your soul whispered to mine, but I know you woke it, and it has never slept since.” – JmStorm   First love. When a child wraps their arms around your neck. When a complete stranger tells you their story. When you and a friend shed tears after losing […]

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The Tree of Life

    This tree – the Royal Poinciana, has to be the most beautiful tree I’ve ever seen in Florida. Maybe anywhere! This particular one is right next to the sidewalk where I walk almost every day, and almost every day I look across the pond and picture this tree in my backyard in Indiana. […]

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Fear Not – He Has a Plan

Do you trust that God can use something bad for the good? When I read the following, it revealed something that I needed to hear. Maybe you need a change in perspective, too. Betsie and Corrie ten Boom spent time in a concentration camp for hiding Jews in their home during the Nazi occupation of […]

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I Lied — I’m Lying. Why? Why Not.

I remember the day when I believed ……almost anything. I trusted so many people. I was…..SO gullible. I was that girl who always looked for the best in others. Never understood why others would be so quick to judge. All of that changed when experience painted a different picture. After teaching children for several years, […]

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Answers to Tough Questions

The thought of death can be a scary thing. Even though we think we know what to expect when a loved one is at the end of their journey, I’ve learned that we are never prepared to say goodbye. I bought a book called God Gave Us Easter, by Lisa Tawn Bergen, for my granddaughter for […]

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What Happens When You Believe the Lie

One of my favorite memories from when I taught preschool. Two years ago…. Last week, we were talking to our three-year old students at preschool about Adam and Eve. We discussed the fact that God had a rule that Adam and Eve couldn’t eat fruit from the tree of knowledge. Next, we talked about different […]

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Fresh Start

I’ve always loved this time of year. When I was growing up, I couldn’t wait to get new school supplies and new clothes. I especially liked the fact that the slate was cleared from the year before–even though I would be with a new group of students, a different teacher, and learning different things. Who […]

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Safe and Secure When You’re in His Will

We recently moved to sunny Florida. That’s normal for people our age (mid 50’s), but it wasn’t a choice. Long story how we ended up here — I’ll save that for another time. The transition has been a challenge for me. It was difficult leaving all of my friends, my home, my neighbors, family, and […]

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