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Sharing His Beauty with Courage in 2014!

This Christmas holiday season has gone by so quickly, hasn't it?  Now we are just about to ring in the new year - amazing!  So much has happened in my life in 2013, and I'm sure you can say the same.  I'll be writing more in the coming weeks about some of t…

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Only the Beginning

Two thousand years ago, on a night lit brightly by a heavenly star, a young mother gave birth to a Holy Child. In a humble manger in Bethlehem Love entered the world in human form. Angels announced it, shepherds welcomed it and wise men celebrated it. The long anticipa…

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!  I am so thankful for each of you. You have so brightened my life and encouraged me with your kind comments and friendship. May the joy of Christmas fill your hearts with warmth and love! Celebrating the miracle of Christmas,

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Unwrapping the Gift of Love

On this fourth Sunday in Advent, we are only a few days away from the celebration of Christ’s birth.  It is fitting that we reflect upon God’s great love for us.  Our Maker, the Creator of the heavens and earth, could have left us to our own designs and suffering, but …

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Just for Fun...

I was inspired to take some pictures of my Christmas decorated home and post them after going to the blogging 2013 Christmas Tour of Homes  and while visiting my friend, Barbie's blog, My Freshly Brewed Life.  What I discovered as I took the pictures is that I nee…

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Before You, Lord

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 I feel so tired, Lord. Help me to experience the peace you promise and the hope you offer. There seems to be a frantic race all around me as the days speed on toward Chris…

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Unwrapping the Gift of Joy

“When they saw the star they were filled with great joy!” (Matthew 2:10) The Magi who sought the Messiah rejoiced when they saw the star in the east for they knew that it was a sign from the heavens that would lead them to their Savior. They longed to find the Lord so …

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Rejoice, Rejoice!

“Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;  my body also will rest secure.” Psalm 16:9 Today, Lord, I was tempted to let my mood become gloomy. That can happen when I am alone and I allow my thoughts to focus on times and people I miss. But, I have so much to…

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20 Christmas Activities for the Empty-Nester!  And Sharing His Beauty

For those of us who are “empty-nesters” Christmastime can be pretty nostalgic. I love Christmas, but now that our children are grown, so many of our family traditions have ended. Rather than getting maudlin and sad during the time of year that should be the most joyf…

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Unwrapping the Gift of Peace

Purpose...  Thirty three years before Jesus walked the dusty road to Calvary, He came to this earth in the body of an infant.  The Creator became the created; wholly Divine and yet wholly human.  In that humble stable 2000 years ago, as angels watched and  a young moth…

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Overflowing

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace  as you trust  in him, so that you may overflow with  hope  by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 I praise you, Lord, for the hope you give! This blessed gift sustains me during difficult times and keeps me…

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The Gift of Hope

On this first Sunday in Advent – the season when we prepare our hearts for the celebration of the birth of Christ – we are reminded to place our hope in Him. He is our firm foundation and the Anchor which holds us fast. Jesus came to this earth, lived and then died amo…

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My Heart is Filled

“The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with  all my heart. He helps me,  and my heart is filled with joy.  I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.” Psalm 28:7 Oh Lord, in You, I have been blessed beyond measure! I praise your holy name! Thank you for the streng…

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Stop, Look and Listen

When I was a child, my mother taught me a little poem to help me remember to be careful when crossing the street. In turn, I taught it to my children. And today, I still think of it whenever I take that first step onto a road. “Stop, look and listen b efore you cross t…

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From Above

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace which exceeds anything we can understand.” Philippians 4:6-7 Thank you, Father, for your presence in my life!…

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5 Tips for Deepening Your Relationship with God

When I first met my husband, I was eager to spend time with him and get to know him more. He was a mystery and everything I learned about him was new and exciting! Then, as the layers of his life and personality were revealed to me, we grew closer and our bond as a c…

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