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  • Give a Rip, Lend An Ear, And Know that Grace Trumps Death

    Give a Rip, Lend An Ear, And Know that Grace Trumps Death

    I am reflecting quite a bit today because I had the privilege to talk to a widow of a man who served our country for over twenty-six years.  After leaving the army WT served as a government contractor.  He went on assignments all over the country.  In 2009 he went to Alaska and on September […]


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  • War Hero.  My Hero.  Meet A Soldier’s Widow

    War Hero. My Hero. Meet A Soldier’s Widow

    It is Memorial Day Weekend – a double whammy for me.  Two soldiers in full military uniform knocked on my door the night before Memorial Day weekend 6 years ago today – May 25th, 2006.  My husband was never coming home.  My world – at least the world I loved – was over – on […]


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  • 5 Ways To Help A Grieving Friend

    5 Ways To Help A Grieving Friend

    If you know someone who is grieving something in their life,there are ways you can help.     But before I get into those things I want to say, I feel for you.  I was on the other end of this – dealing with a death of a spouse, and those friends that stuck with […]


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  • Eden Returns – Daddy Makes It Right

    Eden Returns – Daddy Makes It Right

    “But me, I’m not giving up, I’m sticking around to see what God will do, I’m waiting for God to make things right. I’m counting on God to listen to me.” Micah 7:7  The Message I was reading “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young to my 7-year-old yesterday morning.  It had Micah 7:7 as the verse […]


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  • Darkness

    Darkness

    Two-thousand years ago Jesus was in a dark tomb, covered in about a hundred pounds of spices (John 19:39) and wrapped in linen wrappings (John 19:40). Jesus lay in darkness.  He was dead. The disciples were in darkness too.  Their rabbi was dead.  Their hopes were crushed.  Their dreams of a messianic kingdom were dashed […]


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  • The Frame

    The Frame

    The frame has been talking a ton today.   Even the special  message of “I love you” has been blurting out of the frame for 2 days now.  Think my husband knows I need it?  Yes.  Do you think my Daddy and my Jesus know?  You bet.  We have a great God, my faithful friends. […]


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  • Death

    Death

    Just got the word this morning from Michelle, my best friend from high school.  Her dad died suddenly last night.  She, of course, is devastated.  Her mother, of course, even more so.  When I talked to Michelle she said her mom just kept repeating, “I don’t know what to do; I don’t know what to […]


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