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Even Answered Prayers can lead to hard work

Praise the Lord! All of our possessions are safely at our new home…at least nothing is left at the old place, but I haven’t actually unpacked everything yet. In fact, I’ve been in such a whir of toting, hauling, cleaning, … Continue reading

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Lay Your Burden Down

I am moving into a new home in a few days and have been sorting and thinning out possessions for a couple of weeks, resulting in a huge pile of donations. In our area the United Cerebral Palsy Association sends a … Continue reading

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Shame, shame!

I would like to offer a few words in support of shame. In fact, as it is Thanksgiving season, I give thanks for God’s gift of shame. Shame has fallen out of fashion of late. I’m thinking of Monica Lewinsky’s … Continue reading

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We’re all snowflakes

Anyone who keeps up with current events must be aware of a disturbing new trend for people to identify as something or someone other than who they were since birth. They seem to think they know, deep down inside, what … Continue reading

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The Fourth of July as Thanksgiving Day

Today is the holiday set aside to celebrate our nation’s independence and the freedoms we are privileged to share in this country. For many people today is a time to barbecue or picnic, watch parades and relax with family and … Continue reading

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Thoughts for single moms on Mothers Day

Like all too many women, through divorce or  marriage to men who were uninvolved fathers, I’ve raised my children mostly on my own.  Children raised without the opportunity to see their father cherish their mom sometimes don’t know how to observe Mother’s Day. … Continue reading

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Find Peace and Joy through “Good” Expectations

Expect great things! Reach for the stars! You can do it! Expect miracles everyday! Let your reach exceed your grasp, etc. Most of us are familiar with these motivational slogans meant to inspire us to achieve our full potential and give … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

[This is an updated version of an original post from 11/24/09] Since this Thursday is the Thanksgiving holiday it seems like a good time to sit down with a cup of tea and count my blessings. I once heard that … Continue reading

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“Blessed are they…” Means Now, Too

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A Season of Discontent

This morning during my prayer walk, after a particularly whiny session of pleading with the Lord, I was inspired to ask forgiveness for my discontent. I was reminded of Paul’s words in Philippians 4,  that he had found “the secret … Continue reading

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