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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God Is An Artist

I could draw you. Spend considerable time on the portrait. Study in great detail your face and expression, and make faithful lines and shadows to represent them. I might even manage to conjure something of your essence – but of course, I could never grasp you fully on paper.  You would...

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God’s Will and Our Decisions

I used to think of God’s will as a linear path of correct answers that I should be able to figure out if I was just a bit more holy. How this became my view of God’s will is unknown to me. Oddly enough, it seems to be how most...

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Long Time – No Hear!

Then he said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind...

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God’s Presence through It All

Most of us can say that there are moments in our lives that we can recall with precise clarity. There are the wonderful moments. I clearly recall that life-changing wedding kiss delivered with breath-taking tenderness and full of the promises only love can bring. And, when the college president handed...

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