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By | November 1, 2021

I am fortunate to have both of my earthly parents still living. As I look back over my life, I can honestly say that they were and still are “good parents,” but were they perfect? Did they make mistakes along the way? Sure they did! As a parent myself, I have tried to be a…

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New Every Morning

By | October 18, 2021

Are you a morning person or do you prefer the evenings? I am definitely a morning person. I love getting up early when the world around me is quiet and the darkness of night is beginning to give way to the light of a new day. Mornings hold so many new possibilities; a chance to…

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By | September 15, 2021

When you think of the word “epic,” what comes to mind? Is it a view in nature that stirs your soul, or a race or ride that sends a massive amount of adrenaline coursing through your veins? Does the word “epic” describe an event you have recently attended or the achievement of a plan you…

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By | August 13, 2021

As I prepared to head out for my walk/run routine, a nagging feeling in my heart said to change my plans for my route. Instead of leaving my house and going into the neighboring neighborhood as planned, I got in my car and drove to the trails close to my house. It was a gorgeous…

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A Time of Mourning

By | June 10, 2021

What is it about pets that we allow them to worm their way into our hearts so deeply? I’ve only really been a dog person so I will speak from what I know and what I know is that these beautiful, loving creatures become family. We chose our boy, Oliver, when he was just a…

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By | May 11, 2021

The boxes and totes are stacked ready to load on a truck after weeks of sorting and packing and pitching thirty-five years of stuff that has been collected. With four children, who are all grown and gone, doing life on their own, their lifetime of memories were left behind for my husband and I to…

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Winter to Spring

By | April 3, 2021

If you are like me, winter is a hard season to get through. Winter is cold; biting and can be harsh at times. It is colorless and barren looking, save for the pine trees that stay green and the bright red feathers of the cardinals that frequent my feeders. Winter can, at times, usher in…

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Soon To Release!

By | March 17, 2021

It’s been a long and sometimes hard road writing this book, but I am excited to get to share how God has grown me, taught me, strengthened me, and given me a purpose. Watch for the official release coming soon!

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Where the Rubber Meets the Road

By | January 27, 2021

Most of us would ten times rather travel a road in life that is smooth and straight, where you can see for miles in front of you. Unfortunately, we don’t always get to choose the road we travel. Having two sons embark on a path of military life put me on a road that truthfully,…

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By | January 14, 2021

Working in my kitchen, movement from outside the window caught my eye. I moved closer to get a better look. There on the ground near my bird feeder was a big red hawk. At first, I was in awe of his (or her) size and beauty. I was excited to see him so close up,…

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By | October 16, 2020

Recently, while going through some pictures from my travels, I found one taken many years ago on a trip to Scotland. Accompanied by some friends on this trip, I climbed my first mountain. It was not a big mountain by some climber’s standards, but to me, it might as well have been Mount Everest. I…

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By | September 21, 2020

Pinions. Do you know what they are? Psalm 91:4 says God will “cover you with His pinions.” If you didn’t know, pinions are the feathers at the end of a bird’s wings. They are the large feathers that are so instrumental in a bird’s ability to fly. Many bird owners will clip these pinions to…

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