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  • Dare To Be Different

    Dare To Be Different

    David’s family was a mess. A 100% catastrophe. David was a man after God’s own heart – but he had a little too much mercy on his own family.  He never ruled with the “rod of discipline” as it says to do in Proverbs 13:24.  “He who withholds his rod hates his son, but he […]

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  • Burnt to a Crisp, But Still Alive

    Burnt to a Crisp, But Still Alive

    I love trees.  I don’t know why.  I always have.  Maybe it started when my family moved to Tennessee when I was five.  I discovered a tree in our front yard that had five branches sprouting about half way up from its base that formed a type of seat.  I could sit there for hours. […]

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  • “We Are Garden Hoses.”  Or As My Country Friend Says, “We Are Hose Pipes.”

    “We Are Garden Hoses.” Or As My Country Friend Says, “We Are Hose Pipes.”

    A friend of mine comes over the other day with a revelation: We are hoses; Jesus is the living water.  Are we letting the water out?  Or are we stingy and closing it up? She went even deeper with this analogy by saying, “At times we get kinks in our hoses.  Did we put them […]

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  • No Matter What – Shine

    No Matter What – Shine

    “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true.  I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I might have.”  – Abraham Lincoln   I love this quote.  As a Christian, you are bound to be true because He is the TRUTH.  If you […]

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  • Fight For Freedom This Memorial Day

    Fight For Freedom This Memorial Day

    It is Memorial Day.  Never a good day for me.  It always comes a few days after the anniversary of my husband’s death.  Appropriate, I assume, but also a double decker reminder of pain. Memorial Day is a holiday many people don’t get.  This isn’t a holiday to honor the military.  This isn’t a holiday […]

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  • When Poo Is In Your Pool

    When Poo Is In Your Pool

    I can’t believe I am writing this post.  I really can’t.  Imagine my worry about just what PICTURE I should use for this.  Oh, the visual!  Let’s not go there.   Let’s just get straight to the point: There is poo in our pools.  All of them.  A lot of times we swim around and […]

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  • The Car Crash Reaction Kit

    The Car Crash Reaction Kit

    Some friends of mine came to stay with me for a few weeks.  They had a lot of stuff with them because Grant was doing the Best Ranger competition at Fort Benning.  He came with 13 plus pairs of shoes – one for every sport available (and then some) – in order to prepare for […]

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  • Dates To Remember

    Dates To Remember

    Dates are important to girls.  Birthdays, anniversaries, first dates, first kisses, first looks, dates of proposals, dates of deployments, dates they came back, dates they didn’t, dates that stink, dates that you don’t want to remember, dates that you do.   Many an argument or disappointment begins when someone forgets a date.  Boys don’t really […]

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  • Are We Changers?  Or Are We Changing?

    Are We Changers? Or Are We Changing?

    Last week my pastor made an interesting statement.  He said, “We want to be thermostats, not thermometers.  Thermometers are affected by forces outside themselves. Thermostats, on the other hand, change things.” Hum.    He is right, is he not? Thermometers are regulated by the outside environment: the sun rises higher, the ice pelts the ground, […]

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  • His Treasure Pouch

    His Treasure Pouch

    “Your life is safe in the care of the Lord your God, secure in his treasure pouch!” 1 Samuel 25:29 I love that scripture.  We are in God’s treasure pouch, that makes us His treasure.  Does that not just blow your mind? I thought about this yesterday when I took my son to the Tellus […]

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