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Who am I?

I am: The unclean leper, desperate for contact and love. (Mark 1:40-42) The woman at the well, desperate for my heart to be spoken to. (John 4:4-42) The blind man, desperate for the curse to be lifted. (John 9:1-41) Peter who denied Him, desperate for His presence. (Luke 22:55-62) The man in the synagogue, plagued by unclean… Continue reading Who am I?

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Peace, love, and happiness?

Liz, over at the Daily Warrior challenged many of us to create goals for ourselves for 2017. As a person who generally refrains from New Year's resolutions, I had to sit and ponder this one for a while. And, then it hit me... This year, I am letting go of my expectations for 'happiness' in… Continue reading Peace, love, and happiness?

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All things new…

My husband has often described me as a butterfly about to emerge from the safety of the dark cocoon, where I have been in solitude. Over the summer, it seemed as if I were being followed by a group of white and purple butterflies. When I went outside to feed and water the dogs, there… Continue reading All things new…

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Discovery in the flaws…

After much work editing and formatting, I looked over the proof copy that arrived. I wasn't sure what I would discover, but I didn't expect to see all of the flaws and imperfections. There were stray commas peppered on the pages, spacing didn't seem to be aligned, and words missing started jumping out at me. How… Continue reading Discovery in the flaws…

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Lay down your burdens…

There is something about this time of year that seems to spread people thin. Whether it is finances, illnesses, family issues, or other burdens...well, they seem magnified during the holiday season with the frantic rush to get things done, show up to parties, and buy gifts (for most these days, this means trying to come up… Continue reading Lay down your burdens…

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Look for the lights…

As we pulled onto the main road in the town where my mother-in-law lives, we saw a house lit up with Christmas lights. Our three year-old daughter exclaimed, "Lights!" She gleefully clapped her hands and asked for more 'happy lights'. Since it was Thanksgiving weekend, when most people begin to decorate for the holidays, my… Continue reading Look for the lights…

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A bone to pick at…

When we have an issue or problem with another, have you ever noticed how much easier it is to go to anyone but that person?  We can so easily turn each other into table talk as we pour another cup of coffee and dissect each other's issues, all while leaving the person at the center… Continue reading A bone to pick at…

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Blue lights to white…

There are details of certain things in my life I wish to be truly careful in sharing from this platform.  I was not going to share what I have written about this one, because there are a lot of details in my life I wish to leave with Jesus.  However, something was pressing me toward this… Continue reading Blue lights to white…

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Broken promises…

My husband reads everything I write, prays over it with me, and then leaves me silly comments. Bless his heart! After he read what I wrote about broken alabaster jars, he opened up to me and said, "You make me sound a little too wonderful. Maybe you should pray about opening up about how I… Continue reading Broken promises…