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We planted sunflowers and zinnias in our garden this year. Still waiting on the sunflowers to bloom. However, the zinnias are absolutely beautiful. I love all the different colors and details that make them all so unique. I recently decided to gather a few and make a bouquet. I’m not very experienced with this, so […]

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A New Life

In this time of uncertainty, I long for God’s presence more than ever. What seemed so real and dependable, you know – those things that filled our time up with memories, are now suddenly gone. Vanished into thin air. So now we experience the emptiness of life and we grieve the loss of our normal. […]

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Are you eating that second sandwich?

“Before you ask for healing, make sure you are willing to give up what made you sick.” @RealTalkKim When I was a freshman in high school, I became obsessed with my weight. All of my friends had a gymnast’s build, and there I was – everything but that. Looking back, I really didn’t look that […]

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How to move on when you’re in pain

If I were to ask you to tell me about your most painful memory, I bet you could tell me in a heartbeat. It doesn’t matter if it happened 30 years ago, I imagine you could still give me every detail. I could sit here and share mine, but the truth is — I don’t […]

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The invisible enemy you need to know about

I am hearing a lot of people describe the COVID-19 as an invisible enemy. Just because a person looks fine on the outside doesn’t mean they aren’t carrying this invisible enemy around and unknowingly passing it on to others. I find that fact to be the most terrifying part of this whole thing. I’m not […]

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Mary

It’s been awhile since I’ve even had a desire to write. Even though writing has been a huge outlet for me for the last 7 years, I recently haven’t been able to write a single word. If you choose to express your thoughts this way instead of using your voice in some way, then you […]

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Lesson Number 92014

I should’ve known that I was being prepared for a disappointing day when I read my devotions this morning.… “Try to see things more and more from My perspective….When little things don’t go as you had hoped, look to Me lightheartedly and say, “Oh, well.” ~ Jesus Calling. That was only a small part of […]

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Neglect = Regret

When I was driving by our neighborhood pool recently, fun summer memories began to flood my thoughts. I remember one particular summer day that I spent with my three sons.  I grabbed some money for snacks and our  beach towels, then we headed to the pool for the day.  Simple, but good.  When the boys […]

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Don’t Let Your Doubts Cloud Your Vision

Do you ever feel a tug on your heart to do something, and you wonder if it’s coming from the Lord? Days go by, and you realize that the tug has become more like a weight on your heart. You commit it to prayer, and although you don’t think you’ve received that clear-cut answer, you […]

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Be an Overcomer

I talked with two friends this weekend about how different things were in the schools these days. I’ve heard such disheartening stories from many teachers from all over. It’s almost unbelievable to see how the expectations, guidelines, rules, evaluations and curriculums have all drastically changed over the years. I think we all strive for improvement, […]

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