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Sharing His Beauty Blog Link Up - Summer Break

Hi Friends! You may have noticed that my blog has been rather neglected for the past few months.  I haven't been able to give it the attention that I should.  I had been been trying to keep up with the weekly blog link up, however, at this time, I'm going to go…

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Sharing His Beauty Blog Link Up

I'm home!  I had such a wonderful time visiting my sister in Alaska and going to my niece's baby shower!  I definitely over packed and brought way too many jackets, though, as the weather was actually rather nice!  But, better to be prepared instead of cold!  Y…

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He Knew {and Sharing His Beauty}

As Jesus followed the road, which led into the city on this day many centuries ago, He knew exactly what was to come. He knew of the expectancy in their eyes.  He knew of the the somber celebration in the Upper Room. He knew of the betrayal, the suffering and the sepa…

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Beneath the Shears

As you may remember from my earlier post “Branch Upon Branch” , I’ve been working on a remodeling project in our back yard. We have had three areas where some ancient junipers had grown into huge behemoths that were an incredible eyesore. Their original purpose was t…

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Stop, Look and Listen {And Sharing His Beauty Link Up}

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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Back to The Basics

Many years ago my mother-in-law contracted Meningitis. Her case was so severe that upon her recovery, she needed to re-learn many things she had learned as a child. The disease had taken away much of the abilities you and I think to be elementary. Thankfully, God ma…

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Sharing His Beauty Blog Link Up

It's been a beautiful week here in Northern California...We've had more of that much needed rain, outings with friends, special lunches on the coast and a quick visit from our son!  So many wonderful memories!  Next week I'll be sure to write a new post, bu…

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Acceptance at His Table

One of my favorite movies is a romantic comedy called, "Return to Me". It is about a young woman who receives a heart transplant and how through a series of unusual events, God brings love into her life. But, what always strikes me the most about this movie…

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Pressing In

Our new little cat, Frankie, was quite timid when we first brought him home. Being in a strange new place with new sounds and people, he was unsure of what he should do. Frankie had had a tough time of it prior to being adopted by us and it was obvious as he first liv…

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Mustard Seed Faith {And Sharing His Beauty Link Up}

Do you ever have doubts? Does something either happen, or not happen, which causes you to wonder if God is really there? I think if we’re honest, most of us have experienced moments of disbelief from time to time. Those instances can be distressing. The good news is Go…

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A Break in The Storm

I woke up this morning excited to see the sun peeking through the clouds. We’re in the middle of a rainstorm here in Northern California, which, though needed, has been frustrating me in my desire to get outside and play in the yard. So this morning, when I discovere…

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Thank You for Sharing! {And Sharing His Beauty Link-Up}

This week for my Sharing His Beauty Link-up post, I thought I’d give a little shout-out to you! I love how each week this little community is sharing and encouraging one other through what God has placed on your hearts to write. Thank you for coming here each week an…

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Branch Upon Branch

We have several 50-year-old junipers in our yard. You know the type… Thick greenery way too many years overgrown with huge ugly branches reaching 10 feet in the air. Originally, I’m sure the bushes were cute little things decoratively spaced several feet apart and de…

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God Never Sends Junk Mail{And Sharing His Beauty}

If your e-mail inbox is anything like mine, it can become inundated with junk mail! Even the traditional mail I receive is most often ads and offers that I have no interest in. Much of the spam promises quick fixes to money woes, easy solutions to beauty flaws and more…

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Raking Away the Mulch

We’ve had a break in the much-needed rain here in Northern California. Because of this, I took the opportunity to go outside and take inventory of my yard. This is the time of year when gardeners are busy preparing the soil for the coming spring. Dormant plants are …

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A Little Effort  {And Sharing His Beauty}

Last week we got a second cat. It wasn’t a spur of the moment decision as we had been thinking about it for quite a while. Our existing cat, Sophie, whom I like to refer to as my “therapy cat”, needed a therapy cat of her own. She has been a great friend to me over t…

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Shaken Foundations

My sister recently experienced an earthquake. Centered only 10 miles from her home in Alaska, Sunday’s 7.1 quake woke her household with a frightening jolt. Bookshelves toppled, pictures were thrown from the walls and glasses fell from the cupboards. The next severa…

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The Undefeatable One-two Punch! {& Link-Up}

I’ve just started reading a book by Priscilla Shirer called Fervent. The description of the book says that it is “a woman’s battle plan for serious, specific and strategic prayer.” I’ve only read the first few chapters, but one of the things that has already resonated …

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Not Alone

How do you experience God? That is not a rhetorical question. I’m really asking. In what ways do you sense His presence as you go about your day? Each one of us will most likely have a different answer…and a different answer on a different day. Today, for instanc…

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Click-Bait & Sharing His Beauty Link Up

I’m someone who likes to be informed. I think it is important to know what is happening in my town, across the country and around the world. Sometimes, however, enough is enough! There seems to be a plethora of bad news making the headlines…and sidelines these days.…

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Straight Ahead

I reached a milestone recently in my life. It’s one I had been trying to pretend wasn’t going to happen. In fact, I ignored it for as long as possible. I was in denial, I guess. But, when one reaches the ripe old age of “I’m not 20 anymore”, this particular landmar…

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Savoring Each Word And  Sharing His Beauty

When looking up various verses in the Bible containing a version of my “one-word” for 2016, I came upon Amos 5:5, “Seek me and live…” That simple instruction made me realize that the first and foremost thing I need to do on this journey to discover all God wants to sh…

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