NARROW PLACES

I have never been a fan of small and narrow spaces. I tend to be a bit claustrophobic. My heart pounds, my hands sweat, and all I can hear in my head is “GET OUT!” Fear of getting trapped overwhelms me. I don’t know why this happens to me, because I have never been trapped…

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KNOWING YOUR WORTH

It has been almost a year since my book was released and though I am excited about the work God has given me in accomplishing this, I must admit that I suffered from a “lack of worth syndrome.” God had given me a love for writing that I can trace back even to my elementary…

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LONGING FOR THE OTHER SIDE

Early one rainy morning, I sat out on the lanai watching the thunderous clouds dump their contents onto the world outside. As I watched, movement from along the bottom of the screen caught my eye. A tiny frog had somehow gotten inside and was desperately trying to find his way back out. He would make…

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THE PERFECT PARENT

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

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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EPIC

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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DIVINE APPOINTMENT

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

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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MOVING DAY!

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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