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As light pushes back the dark

I usually woke early way before the others who would serve that day.  My essentials gathered : coffee, devotional and bible.  I sat between the rising sun and the setting moon.  I needed to meet with God to try to make sense of what I was feeling and seeing.  Try reconcile old with new and allow God’s presence… Continue reading As light pushes back the dark

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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…

Fathers · Uncategorized

A challenge to men

Men, today I am writing to you.  I wont’ fill this post with statistics that state how important your role in the home is or what kind of kids will be produced if their father is not involved in their lives.  Today I write a challenge to you.  I write this challenge from me to you; because I was one… Continue reading A challenge to men

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What If…

What if that one thing you said or didn’t say caused someone to choose death over life? What if that one time you chose to ignore someone and didn’t include them caused them to turn from God? What if how you treated someone in front of others caused them to stumble and fall in their… Continue reading What If…

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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

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In Family We…

In Family we… Love Grow Gather Serve Love = Unconditionally Forgive quickly Encourage one another Grow = Study God’s word Pray without ceasing Build each other up Gather = Within our church Into small groups Provide mentoring / be mentored For family events Serve = Within our community Within our church Each other & family… Continue reading In Family We…

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A rose is a rose

I woke up this morning with a scripture on my mind given to me in a dream by God and went to look it up.  I have come alongside someone in their journey and wanted to encourage them so I sat down and opened up my bible to see what it was about.  As I… Continue reading A rose is a rose

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The Body that runs together

I went running today; that in and of itself is an amazing feat as I have not been physically active for quite some time. Technically, it was my second day of this horrendous torture some super fit person dreamed up as a way to rehabilitate the couch potatoes of the world. Anyway, I was encouraged… Continue reading The Body that runs together

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Missed by six

I watched as my oldest daughter took it upon herself to apply makeup and curl my youngest daughter’s hair.  Today was a big day in her life. She has spent the past year studying, memorizing and writing to this culmination of testing, interviewing and receiving.  Today my youngest completes a season of growth and change. … Continue reading Missed by six