POTENTIAL

Even in the darkness of the room, I can see his little face. His perfect little mouth puckers and moves like he is suckling and his menagerie of faces makes me smile. As if reading my thoughts his lips curve upward into a smile (don’t tell me it’s just gas! I am going to stand…

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SHOOTING THE RAPIDS

The cold, icy water splashes inside the small raft, soaking everything you have on. First one wave then the next in rapid-fire. The water blurs your vision as the spray from the rapids smashing against the raft shoot up into your face. You want to laugh, but your heart is beating wildly in your chest,…

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IT’S ALL ABOUT PERSPECTIVE

On a recent trip in which I had to fly, I took a window seat, something I almost never do, but I was so glad I did this time. As we began to taxi down the runway it was dark, cloudy, and rainy. In fact, there had been storms in the area that had delayed…

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Planting, Growing & Harvest

I look out over my back yard, beyond the fence and there the organized straight lines of green in the field indicate the planting has been done. The growing season is now in full swing. Even to the side of my patio, the pots that hold my tomato plants tell me the same. Some time…

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SUBTLE BEAUTY

Sitting in the quiet early morning at my kitchen table, I sipped on my coffee and watched as God began to orchestrate an amazing show of color just for me. What was earlier an empty stage now has come to life as one by one the actors entered from the left and from the right,…

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BREAKING FREE

Staring out through the confining bars, Oliver and Sebastian long to be free to run and chase the wildlife that they can see beyond the bars. They bark and whine as the birds and ducks taunt them with their freedom. When I ask them if they want to go play, their enthusiasm is extreme. They…

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Garbage Can or Bouquet?

How is your odor these days? Do you stink like a garbage can or are you emitting a sweet fragrance like a bouquet of Spring flowers? By now some of you are thinking that it’s time for a bath right? After being sheltered at home for so long I am sure that some of us…

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LETTING GO

Some people say that giving birth to a child is the hardest thing about having kids. Others say that it is the years of teaching, disciplining and rearing that is the most difficult. As I have entered the years of empty nest and look back on my years raising my kids, I say that learning…

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BOOTS ON THE GROUND

Heidi Keeler once wrote, “The qualities that I admire most in someone? The strengths that make up the woman of God that I yearn to be? They don’t come easily. They are forged in our spirits, not acquired.” What qualities do you find attractive in someone, qualities that you would like to have? As I…

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All Things New

Have you ever wanted to hit the “reset” button for your life? Have you ever made a decision that you wish you could take back and redo? Are you currently in a circumstance that you wish you could just stop and rewind and do-over? I cannot imagine that there is not one person out there…

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