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The Sum of It All

As I sit here at my desk, trying to put my thoughts into words, I am tempted to become frustrated with myself. So much has happened over this past year that to somehow try to wrap it all up into one simple blog posting would be impossible. My heart is full of joy as I …

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I Heard the Bells

I seem to do a lot of thinking and praying in my car. And on one particular morning last week, my thoughts turned to the confusion that so often surrounds us in this life. I thought of the troubles that face this generation and the emptiness I know so many people feel,…

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ABC's of Thanks

At this time of year as Thanksgiving draws near, I couldn't resist posting on the many blessings in my life for which I am thankful!  So today, I'm linking up with Rachel at Finding Joy to share my ABC's of Thanks!   I'm also linking up with Laurie at W…

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Throughout The Battle

Do you ever feel that you’ve come to the end of your rope? Have you felt that life has become so overwhelming that if just one more difficult or challenging thing happens you will lose the battle and the army of giants in your life will overtake you? Sometimes life fee…

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Laced with Grace

"In our culture today, we are constantly inundated with beauty tips. Through many forms of media we are promised that anti-wrinkle creams, the latest fashions or even cosmetic augmentation will somehow improve our lives and fill the emptiness we feel inside. But, …

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Trust and Obey

If you're like I am, you may have several different Bibles in your home.  The other day, I opened up one that was my favorite back in 2004.  While flipping through its pages, a piece of paper fell out upon which I had written a prayer and my thoughts on trust in Go…

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Stretching Exercises

On this Thankful Thursday, I'm grateful for stretching exercises! No, I haven't started a new exercise routine, but still, I am becoming more limber. God has taken me out of my comfort zone, and I know He is using this time in my life to stretch and grow me. In…

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Breathe

There is a mass of confusion at my house right now. I have boxes piled high, cupboards emptied and decorations wrapped up like presents. It is a challenge to find anything that I’m looking for as I make my way through the maze of chaos which currently represents my hom…

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Seasons of Change

I've heard it said that the only constant thing in life is change. At this time of year, as the summer days are reaching their end, the morning air is just beginning to turn crisp and sweaters are becoming necessary in the late afternoon. Soon, as autumn continues …

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Words Can't Express

Heavenly Father, Today I'm offering up a simple prayer of thanks to You.  I know that my words can't come close to expressing the depth of gratitude and joy that I feel, but You Lord, can see my heart.  So much has happened over the past few weeks that it seems…

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Cruise Control

A few days ago my husband, son and I were traveling several hours by car to visit our daughter. To help ease the burden of one person driving the entire way, we all took turns at the wheel. When my turn came and I headed down the road, my husband suggested that I use t…

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Sowing Seeds

When facing times of uncertainty it is so easy to become afraid. The temptation to panic during a stressful situation is all too real. But, God’s word tells us not to be afraid. Instead, we are to place our trust in Him. “So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid a…

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Stepping Stones

In life there are stepping stones much like those meticulously placed in ponds and streams by landscape architects and gardeners. They bridge the gap between one piece of solid ground and another. Recently, I have found myself standing on shaky ground. A loved one is g…

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It's a Destination

I live in a town that I affectionately call a "destination". My family smiles at me with patient amusement whenever I refer to it that way, but to me, it is a perfect description. The weather is mild and lovely, the scenery is beautiful and the mood of the to…

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Taking Bloggers’ Advice…and My Own

For the past few days I’ve felt a bit off. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it is like a cloud seems to be hanging over me. Nothing has happened – there have been no tragedies and there has been nothing to blame my grey mood on. I’m just feeling out of sorts. Eac…

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Sometimes We Get Pumpkin Bread

When I woke up this morning I was looking forward to treating myself to my weekly Starbucks coffee and breakfast snack. (Ok, I admit it; sometimes it is more than a weekly treat!) I rushed through getting ready for work, knowing that I would need to cut a few minutes i…

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The Joy of Connection

Earlier this morning I was enjoying chatting on the internet with a friend who lives many miles away and it occurred to me how much of a blessing technology is in the pursuit of staying connected in our relationships. Today, we have cell phones, text messaging, the int…

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In the Midst of a Herd

Of all the towns my husband and I have called home, one of the more interesting places we have lived has been a little mining town in the rolling foothills of California called Angels Camp. Some of you may recognize that name from the writings of Mark Twain as he spent…

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A Life Saved

Someone has saved my life. And, how could I not help but love this Hero? He has restored me and given me back all that I thought was lost and more. My Savior has brought me from the depths of ugliness and despair to a place of beauty and joy beyond any place I had ever…

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I Believe...

I Believe... That we should celebrate everyday, for everyday is a gift from God. I Believe... That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel. I Believe... That either you allow God to control your attitude, or it controls you. I Believe... That it's …

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Thankful Thursday - On the Journey Home

I couldn't let this day pass by without sharing a special event from my life for which I am extremely thankful to God. Nearly 25 years ago, the Lord blessed my husband and me with a beautiful son. He has always been a joy to us and never failed to make us proud. On…

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Through the Early Morning Fog

"As I stepped outside my home on this early spring morning I was greeted by a blanket of fog. There is nothing particularly unusual about that, as this area can have quite a bit of fog throughout the rainy season. But, this morning there was something different in…

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In the Garden

This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to work in the garden. It was a beautiful warm spring day. The sun was shining overhead and the heady scent of jasmine floated on the breeze. Earlier in the day I had purchased some annuals to add to my flower bed and I was exc…

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What Now?

It was a beautiful day many years ago when I learned of my Savior's love for me and acknowledged His name. But it was an even more beautiful day when I fell down before Him in total submission. All of my failures and sins were laid bare at His feet. This total wrec…

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