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Reflecting on Lent in Italy at the Aversa Cathedral

“Art used to be made in the name of faith. We made cathedrals, we made stained-glass windows, we made murals.” – Julia Cameron It was Lent when we visited Italy. Perusing through my travel journal on the anniversary of our trip, … Continue reading

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To Sharon, with love, on World Down Syndrome Day #WDSD18

Sharon, if I had some crazy socks, I’d wear them. I promise you, I’ll find some to silly socks to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. Back in 1970, when my youngest sister was born, the term used to describe her … Continue reading

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The Day After

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” … Continue reading

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Miracle At the Higher Grounds Cafe Review

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book to review by Family Christian.  All opinions are my own. Two of my indulgences: good coffee and good books. I absolutely love a great cup of coffee, especially when I am reading. … Continue reading

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A Warrior’s Faith Book Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I was given an advance reader’s copy of this book to review by Family Christian.  All opinions are my own. Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours. – Wallace Bruce It was with … Continue reading

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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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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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