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By | January 23, 2020

A quiet house. No little feet pitter-pattering through the halls and no giggles waffling from the next room. No cartoons playing on the TV, an empty table at dinner, and no urgent questioning of lost articles of clothing. How did we get to this? I miss it!! Somedays I wish I could go back and…

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Storeroom of Treasure

By | January 11, 2020

Sitting on the floor in our crawl space under our house, I began sifting through boxes and totes with one thing on my mind. “How am I going to let go of a lifetime of “treasures” in order to downsize?” With each box comes images of events past, many of which still make my heart…

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Hope In The New Year

By | December 31, 2019

Resolutions. Have you made yours yet? The start of the new year is upon us and most people are giving thought to what they want to do differently in the new year. Whether it is to lose weight, get a new job, conquer a fear, buy a new house, start a family, start a journal,…

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The Wonder Of Christmas

By | December 24, 2019

Peering out of the window from the back seat of my parent’s car, I looked with wonder at the Christmas lights that glimmered and glowed in an array of colors. It was a tradition for my family when I was little to drive around town a day or two before Christmas to look at the…

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Noel: At The Appointed Time

By | December 17, 2019

On a recent trip to Augusta, GA, I encountered this beautiful clock that stood in the middle of the very small airport. I was waiting to board my plane home and as I looked at this clock, I began to think about how much of the Bible talked or referenced “time.” Since it is Christmas…

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By | December 5, 2019

How would you react if heaven came down to you in the night sky in the form of a multitude of angelic beings while you were outside with a couple of friends? I’m thinking of the words “heart attack” for me. This morning as I began reading the story of Jesus’ birth, I read how…

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By | November 27, 2019

The table saw buzzed as the small blade moved up and down at light speed. I carefully, and with skilled hands, guided the plank of wood through, making small turns to follow the curve of the template that we had drawn on with a pencil. It’s our newest craft project for Christmas. Once the shapes…

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By | November 19, 2019

Clatter, clatter, clink was the sound that resonated within the walls of the ornate architecture surrounding the temple courts. The wealthy, in all their grandeur, would swoop up, one after another, and drop their many coins into the cistern, listening proudly as their contribution turned heads at the clamorous sound it made swirling down to…

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By | November 11, 2019

As the leaves on the trees begin to change into a beautiful array of color and then lose their grip and begin to fall, a sense of change fills the air. The fragrance and beauty of the summer flowers fade and what once was a visual garden of delight has now become a tomb where…

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By | November 8, 2019

I once read an article about a forest located at the western edge of the Colorado Plateau in south-central Utah called “Pando Aspen Grove” (at Fishlake National Forest). Pando is Latin for “I spread out.” In this grove is one aspen tree that is nicknamed the “Trembling Giant” and it is the oldest known living…

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By | November 1, 2019

When the road before you begins to twist and wind and you cannot see what is around the corner, fear and anxiety has a tendency to show its ugly face. Not knowing what is on the other side of that curve in life can become scary and your focus becomes the road instead of the…

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By | October 16, 2019

Why are we so afraid to let people see our true selves? For a long time I felt like I needed to be this super smart, strong, a put together kind of person but really I just wanted to say, “I don’t know the answer to that” or “I am not strong enough to do…

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