How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” Isaiah 52:7

Don’t Push the River

In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s,  Don’t Push the River by Barry Stevens was a very “hip” book. The full-photo cover almost caused me to read no further. That cover shows an elderly, gray-haired, heavy-set woman with outstretched arms wearing a full-length, long-sleeved, shapeless, itchy-linen shift dress. Her enraptured...

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Home Is Where…

During Craig’s message on the Sunday or Monday before Christmas, asking about where home is, I recalled several answers and wonder how many know these. “Home is where the heart is.” “Home is where you hang your hat.” I like this last, which I first heard from Dad. He has...

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An Unexpected Surprise

Last week Scott and I were able to pull off one huge surprise for Emmett and Sawyer, KITTENS!!! We had been planning on getting those kittens for Christmas for a few weeks. We had officially adopted them and were counting down the time until Christmas morning when they would join...

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Peace Be Still…

Peace be still… And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.   Mark 4:39 I have a very had time spending “quiet” time alone. I love spending time alone, but it’s usually not very...

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Home For Christmas

What is it about Christmas-time that brings out the most warm, fuzzy feelings you might have all year? I love the oldies, the classics, as they conjure those most comforting of memories for me. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…1 Regardless of the season (but most especially at Christmas) in...

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In the Land Down Under

I recently traveled to the bottom of the world – Australia – or “Oz” as they say “down under.” It’s where my sister lives. And with her my nieces, Alex and Isabella. It was a wonderful time, both in terms of family bonding and in terms of, “Ok, it’s time...

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Smart Goals

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is well underway. We still have a bit to go, but 2019 is right around the corner! I am always intrigued to find out what my friends and family resolve to do in the New Year. Statistically, saving money, getting healthier and...

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Superheroes

Superheroes. What is it that draws us into their riveting tales of rescues, battles and of course warding off evil? My children, much like most children I know, have a slight obsession with the caped men and women who cover our TV screens, books, pajamas and lunchboxes. Adults aren’t safe...

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Toss That Trash

A 4 year-old little girl was overheard reciting the Lord’s Prayer, “and forgive us our trash cans as we forgive those who pass trash against us.” Out of the mouths of babes! Cute story but it did get me to thinking. I always thought I had “emptied my trash can”...

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Finding Strength in a Community of Believers

Thank you to the ladies who put on the recent Women’s Retreat at Ross Point (or, as my husband calls it, the Baptist Camp). We had recently moved here from Alaska when I attended the last retreat, and had such a great experience meeting so many wonderful women from the...

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