Tag Archives: God

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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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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Straight from heaven – a message from Dad

Given the current climate of our country, and our world, anxiety seems pretty high these days. I know I am not alone. For me, I can toss in mid-life adjustments, family circumstances and an insanely busy schedule to the big … Continue reading

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A friend in need…

“Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.” – Les Brown This past Monday was a day of disappointing news. I won’t say it was a day of bad news. But on a day … Continue reading

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Giving thanks and Christmas goodies

This holiday season has been a challenge for me. Because of its ups and downs, I have incorporated into my daily routine a moment to stop and give thanks in all things. I am here to tell you, of all … Continue reading

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Bruised bumpers and the Blues

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”  – … Continue reading

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When my world stopped turning

“Where were you when the world stopped turning, that September day?” – Alan Jackson Where was I on September 11, 2001? Dropping my youngest daughter off at preschool. My memory of that day is as clear and crisp as the weather was that … Continue reading

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Birthday parties and funerals

“Presents don’t really mean much to me. I don’t want to sound mawkish, but – it was the realization that I have a great many people in my life who really love me, and who I really love.” – Gabriel Byrne … Continue reading

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Dear Daddy

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano Dear Dad Daddy, I am not sure when I graduated from calling you “Daddy,” but I assume sometime in grade school. … Continue reading

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On hope and rainbows

“And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton This past Sunday brought an eclectic mix of weather. Warm sunshine and then a cloudy gust … Continue reading

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