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Awake and Pray

    From the time I was a child I’ve prayed. Short prayers. Meal time prayers. Goodnight prayers. And many others.      Yes, there were prayers before going to Vacation Bible School asking the Lord to help me find the right bus home. And...

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House Arrest?

Her words caused my breathing to stop. For a moment. How could it possibly be? "You are under house arrest. You must stay inside and talk to no one," My thoughts raced in a million different directions. What had I done? Here I was thousands of miles from home. I was...

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7 Words That Could Change Your Day

The words stayed with me long after my vacation in Maine long after I'm miles and miles from the store long after the long summer days have ended. "It's Going to be a Wonderful day." Yes, that's how she greeted us each morning when I pay for  my hot vanilla...

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The Promise

As I scroll down my social media feed and check my email I'm overwhelmed by offers to join this and sign up for that. Good things. Yes classes, conferences, trainings that I might enjoy and benefit from. But I wonder.... Pushing away from my laptop I reach for my...

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When Failure Leads To Success

Our family loves dogs and over the years we have had a few  but one will always be extra special in my heart. Savanna  was a beautiful, black labrador- trained to be a show dog, but her sensitive personality made it difficult for her to perform before...

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Choices Choices and More Choices

My eyes stared at all the blueberry muffins, apple muffins, chocolate chip muffins, delicious looking scones, almond biscotti and so much more. How could I possibly choose? Seconds turned to minutes as I stood there. If there had been only two or three options my...

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Where Do You Look For Help?

Where do you look for help? Difficulties abound. Financial disaster. Disease. Decisions. Debates rage. Back and forth. Emotional pain. Where do you look for help? Politicians want us to look to them for assistance. Doctors want us to look to them for healing....

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Finding Peace in the Chaos

      Years ago during the Vietnam War, unrest and protests broke out on college campuses. In May 1970, four Kent State students were killed and nine injured when the Ohio National Guard opened fire into a crowd of protestors. Afterwards...

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The Power Of Focus

  When we deal with difficult circumstances it is essential that we pay attention to what we are focusing on. If we feed our fears and starve our faith, we will grow weaker and more depressed and discouraged. If we feed our faith and starve our fears, we will...

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When Fear Threatens You

It happened in 1953. The Polio Epidemic. I have no memory of the fear that must have swept the country as polio attacked so many – especially adults. Leaving many paralyzed, some on iron lungs, some fatalities. I have no memory. But  I remember summer 1953 being...

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