Category Archives: Faith and Prayer

What keeps me going forward.

Before Amen – A book review

“If attention deficit disorder applies to prayer, I am afflicted.” Max Lucado – Before Amen What an honor to review Before Amen, a book by one of my favorite authors, Max Lucado. One of the reasons I have always enjoyed Max … Continue reading

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Why It Doesn’t Feel Like Christmas

The decorations are up. The baking is done. Candy dishes are filled. Presents are wrapped. It is the eve of the holiday, and yet, all I hear is, “It doesn’t feel like Christmas.” In our area of the country, there … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to the best mom ever!

“Happy birthday to the best mom, ever!” I remember writing those words on her birthday cards years ago. I am thrilled to be able to do so today. Today is my mom’s 75th birthday. Oddly enough, as I was having … Continue reading

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September 11, 2001 – I Will Never Forget

But when I saw her again, we were different women than when we earlier stood talking in front of the preschool. September 11, 2001 It was one of the most beautiful September mornings I can remember. The sky was crystal … Continue reading

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What is the ultimate sacrifice?

When thinking of our military, the statement “ultimate sacrifice” conjures up thoughts of dying in the line of fire. For those of us not wearing the uniform, that truly does seem to be the ultimate sacrifice. As a military wife … Continue reading

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How Mother’s Intuition has deepened our bond

“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.” – Florence Scovel Shinn I believe God has blessed mothers with a very special gift. Do a Google search for “Mother’s Intuition,” and you could spend … Continue reading

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Because you pray

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV My sister-in-law and I have a code. Since we communicate these days mostly by texting, … Continue reading

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Keeping the Fire Burning – Against All Odds

“Keep the fire lit in your marriage and your life will be filled with warmth.”-Fawn Weaver This past August, my husband and I celebrated a milestone in our lives – our 30-year wedding anniversary. Three decades! Over 10,000 days being married. … Continue reading

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The “Perfect” Christmas

per·fect – adjective -ˈpərfikt/ 1. having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be. My morning routine includes watching the news headlines before I head out the door. This morning, Christmas … Continue reading

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To the gal who almost side-swiped me…

You probably don’t know this, but you almost took me out this afternoon. Your passenger-side mirror was one inch from my driver-side mirror. Yes, I was in my own lane. You, my dear, were not. I understand that sometimes we … Continue reading

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