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One Like No Other

Shattered, broken, shards strewn everywhere. Whether it’s a dish that crashed to the floor, or overwhelming tragedies in life, still—shattered. Drowning in debt, the loss of a loved one, or relationships falling apart often leave us feeling broken, useless, unworthy. … Continue reading

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One Like No Other

Shattered, broken, shards strewn everywhere. Whether it’s a dish that crashed to the floor, or overwhelming tragedies in life, still—shattered. Drowning in debt, the loss of a loved one, or relationships falling apart often leave us feeling broken, useless, unworthy. … Continue reading

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Coffee – A Life Lesson

Coffee. Rich, dark, aromatic. I open the container of coffee and inhale the perfume of one of my favorite fragrances. In anticipation I wait for the brew to finish [stopped and went to make coffee] so I can enjoy the … Continue reading

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The Greatest is Love

Oh no, Lord. Not again. I breathe in silent prayer for the young man who staggered up to my counter at the store. Father, I don’t know if this boy is drunk or strung out on drugs. But You know … Continue reading

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Loose Terminal = No Power

Saturday my husband and I ran errands. We got into the car to leave the first stop and head to the second. The car wouldn’t start. Nothing. Not even a click. He looked at me, I looked at him, he … Continue reading

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Holding onto God

I work in a grocery store. I’m amused by the man (usually it’s a man), who will shop without a cart or basket. He hunts for the items he needs, gathers them into his hands, tucks boxes under his arms … Continue reading

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Feeling Trapped? Just Whinny.

  A horse whinnied. I dashed into the house, set my coffee cup on the counter, grabbed my keys, stuck my feet into my boots, and raced out the door to the barn. I called out to my son as … Continue reading

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Axe Heads Float?

Are you pondering what 2019 will bring? I am. Are you thinking about resolutions to make or changes to your lifestyle to incorporate? I am. Do you consult God during these mental exercises? I do. This morning, I read 2 … Continue reading

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When is Independence Not a Good Thing

“Me do it.” The little girl grabbed the hairbrush from her mother. “Look Ma, no hands.” The boy peddled his bike past his mother, his hands raised in the air.    “Don’t worry Dad, I’ve got this.” The college graduate … Continue reading

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What If . . . ?

“For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope,” Jeremiah 29:11 (NASB). Continue reading

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