A season of optimism

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Spring is my favorite season, and cherry blossom time is just divine to me.  It’s almost like God is showing off via nature, bombarding us with a fiesta of blooms that provoke happiness, warmth, smiles, and an appreciation of creation’s magnificence. Optimism springs forth at this time of year for me. “I love better to … Read More


How will we receive them?

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The floor above mine at work was the land of big personalities and even bigger egos, a sound stage on which a melange of languages and nationalities coexisted warily.  And when one “less than favorite” coworker transitioned out of the department, there was much buzz. There was even more buzz when she came back after … Read More


Ten Things of Thankful

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A few weeks ago, my blogging buddy Dana at Kiss My List took part in the “Ten Things of Thankful “blog hop.  Lizzi at Considerings began the hop as a means of encouraging bloggers to “seek the good things” in their lives each week.   I made a mental note that this would be a … Read More


In which I dream of grace upon grace upon grace

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I had a lovely, weekend-long dream from which I’m hard pressed to awaken. I was at a retreat, nestled in a scenic canyon in the Hill Country of Texas.  I had to be driven through a river to get there.  And once I got there, I couldn’t use my cell phone.  I certainly must be … Read More


For all these things

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“In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” We officially celebrate Thanksgiving this week, but thanksgiving should be our default setting as Christians. My mind wandered this week to the song “For All These Things,” sung by Twila Paris and Wintley Phipps on the album “Savior” almost … Read More


Looking for Lilly

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As a token of appreciation for donating to one of the brothel raids carried out by The Exodus Road, I received a “Freedom Rock,” with the name “Lilly” on it.  Lilly was one of the girls who had been rescued. Her name was hand-painted on the rock by an artist, and on the back of … Read More


At the table

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“You spread a table before me…”  Psalm 23:5 I went to an absolutely delightful autumn tea party yesterday. I couldn’t help but think of Psalm 23. We’re blessed to be continually at the table that the Lord has spread for us. Who could ask for anything more? Happy Sunday!


Moderation

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I heard Maya Angelou say these words to Oprah a few days ago, and the sentence stuck with me. It’s been an unvoiced mantra of mine for years. She just put it into words perfectly!  It reminded me of this admonition in Proverbs 30:8-9: Give me neither poverty nor riches—Feed me with the food allotted … Read More


What I believe in

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Thanks to Arlett over at Chasing Joy, I decided to take some time to think about the things I truly believe in.  So, here goes.  Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and beliefs in the comments! What I believe in…   God Father, Son, Holy Spirit.  Eternal, indivisible, immutable. Tractor-trailer loads of laughter  At least … Read More


Laughter

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“Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”” Psalm 126:2 May today be  full of joy and laughter, praise and thanksgiving for every blessing!   Happy Sunday!