Leaves Everywhere

I LOVE Autumn! I enjoy the crisp mornings at 5am when I let my dogs out in the backyard. Watching the change of colors is always a thrill for me and one that signals cooler days to come. This past weekend we had to pull our garden out and I...

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Overnight Heroes

Last week our coordinators asked me to be an overnight host. So on Thursday night, I gathered a sleeping bag, a pillow, a few sundries, and trundled off to church.  My husband, Bill, could not spend the night so he stayed home.  I had no worries because Ginger Higens, one...

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Early Education Matters

I am one of an increasingly rare breed. I say that because I am able to get up every morning and thank God that I love my job. It’s this love that has motivated me to work with young children for over 25 years, and each day as I enter...

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We Are Our Stories

  Once a month, I receive a small magazine called Guideposts. When reading through the editorial, one point in particular caught my attention; he said, “We are our stories.” That brings me to my devotion today: I would like to share a small portion of my own story. I grew...

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The Book of Hezekiah

Staff members take turns giving a devotion at our weekly meetings. You’re sort of in a position of being ‘on stage’ and exposed (pretty much a lesser version of writing the weekly blog: there’s no ability to fade into the woodwork). Recently, when being advised it would soon be his...

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Falling

Last week my Mother took a fall in their basement after missing the last step. I felt so bad for her and quite frankly, it scared me. Thankfully, she only broke a section of her left hand (she is right handed). She could have just as easily broken an arm,...

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Always There

I love story’s, I love victories, I love people working hard for their dreams. Recently with the Ironman that happened a few weeks ago, I was talking to a family member about how their son “Tim” did the Ironman years ago. Tim had never done the Ironman before but new...

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Overwhelmed

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? I do. Sometimes I feel like I can go on and on like the Energizer Bunny and then all of a sudden I hit a wall. I call it my “Wall of Woe” when I feel utterly overwhelmed with all that is happening in my...

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Clarity

I was eight when I got my first pair of glasses. My third grade teacher sent home a note and suggested I get my eyes tested because I was having a hard time seeing the board. My parents took me to the optometrists and sure enough, I was myopic…or near...

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