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About oct17

The little girl in me loves bird watching, butterflies, sunrises, sunsets, walks in the rain; the adult I am enjoys the same. I sense God's awesomeness in all of life--what wonder there is in slicing a leek or cutting open a pomegranate. I have many favorite things--a formation of Canadian geese flying overhead, the giggles of my grand daughters, the first ripe watermelon in summer, snowflakes on my face--these gifts from my heavenly Father delight me continually.

… discovering…

Did you hear of the woman in London who found a dazzling ring at a flea market for $13? She enjoyed it immensely, wearing it almost every day for 30 years thinking it was a fun piece of costume jewelry… … Continue reading

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… holding on…

“Go to your safe place and stay”… warns the TV or cell phone.  “Stay until the disaster is passed.” Is there a safe place when more than 30 devastating winter tornadoes make a very long journey through six states, destroying … Continue reading

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… letting go…

There was not a single negative memory swirling through my anxious head. Only sweet ones as I was aware of the monitor tracking Tom’s heartbeat.  An early morning house call of paramedics, extended hours in the ER and admittance to … Continue reading

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… scattering jewels…

Sometimes there are surprises in what we see. These days my vision is often blurred, even with glasses, so until that is corrected, I will enjoy some mistakes in reading! One morning when reading a passage in Hebrews, I declare … Continue reading

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… today is forever…

So. I had this moment… The treadmill, gaining speed like the little train going nowhere, transported me to the recently located book shelves in the garage. In seconds, the years of Tom sitting for hours, thinking deeply as he studied … Continue reading

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… when God smiles…

“God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.” You may remember these words from Eric Liddell, the 1924 Olympic champion for the 400 meters in Paris, and the inspiration for the movie, Chariots of Fire.  He … Continue reading

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… enjoying Now…

“I believe that only one person in a thousand knows the trick of really living in the present,” wrote novelist Storm Jameson. “Most of us spend fifty-nine minutes an hour living in the past—or in a future that we either … Continue reading

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… waiting…

You’ve heard the statement… nothing in life is certain but death and taxes.  Let’s add another certain reality… waiting.  We all wait… for something.  Some wait longer, wait more patiently, more often. But we all are waiting. I so wish … Continue reading

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… caring…

Something’s wrong… … a dark heaviness draped the morning’s sunlight. Breakfast on the patio turned sour quickly.  I could not get my mind… or was it my heart, around the pictures being shown on the phone screen before me. Hundreds … Continue reading

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… keep climbing…

I ran into a tall tree this past week… a tree with a big sign posted on it: Keep Climbing. The ant in front of me was speeding upwards through the various cracks in the hard bark. What was remarkable … Continue reading

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