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Face of the Father

Over the long weekend my family decided to drive up and see other family in a nearby town. While there we grilled out, walked the shore of the lake and decided to drive a little further out and hike the gloss mountains. My husband and I grew up in the small town and surrounding countryside.… Continue reading Face of the Father

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Forward Never Back

FORWARD. Arrows are released to fly forward toward the bullseye. Runners advance to the finish line forward. The battle of an army is won advancing forward toward the enemy. The waves of the sea change the shore by breaking forward onto the sand. We even spring forward from a long winter. Nothing is usually gained… Continue reading Forward Never Back

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Anticipation

ANTICIPATE. Anticipation. To Anticipate. Looking forward to. A joyful longing for. Hopeful expectation. Waiting with baited…baded…bated (pick one) breath. These are just a few phrases used to describe the one word that to me implies a future moment of something good, profound or exciting. What one does not anticipate are delays, denials, being sidelined, talked… Continue reading Anticipation

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A fresh wind

FRESH. Fresh is a word associated with many good things. Fresh fallen snow. The smell of fresh rain. Fresh baked bread. Fresh coffee. Clothes fresh from the dryer just to name a few. What happens when over time what once was fresh, new and exciting becomes stale and commonplace? Boring even. How do you make… Continue reading A fresh wind

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Best laid plans

What do you do when seemingly everything planned does not go according to said plan? Do you lay on the floor with a pint of double chocolate and lament your most unfortunate circumstance? Or are you the square your shoulders and meet the new challenge head on kind of person? Perhaps you are a combo… Continue reading Best laid plans

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I will fight

Today I will fight. I will fight fatigue. I will fight boredom. I will fight apathy. I will fight complacency and procrastination. I will fight against the fiery arrows of the wicked one that threatens my faith in the redeemer. I will fight the urge to quit, give in and give up. I will fight for my family, for… Continue reading I will fight

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Seeing the bigger picture

I’ve prayed about this whole unity thing for a while now.  What does it mean? How do we get there from here? Can one person make a difference?  Cause a revival of unity? and on and on the questions go; till I felt overwhelmed with the task.  Thankfully God made me a big picture person.  He… Continue reading Seeing the bigger picture

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It wasn’t the fart…

Really, it wasn’t the unmannerly expelling of gas in a public place that did me in that day.  It was all that came before.  It was the year-long battle to right myself after the death of my aunt Winnie; who was like my mom, that left this ship listing badly and in need of repairs to… Continue reading It wasn’t the fart…

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Is your water green or blue?

On the third trip to the pool store hearing the same question for the third time, “Is your water green or blue”  Is it cloudy or clear”? I was a bit miffed.  Actually, miffed would be an understatement for how I felt at that moment.  I had taken in sample after sample of water for testing and… Continue reading Is your water green or blue?

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Looking back to look ahead

A dear friend made me a cross stitch saying and had it framed and sent to me a number of years ago.  She did it at a time when I was struggling to move out of a deep well of grief and despair I had found myself in after a particularly hard season in life.  I… Continue reading Looking back to look ahead