God Is With You

God Is With You

From his book, You’ll Get Through This, Max Lucado writes: You will never go where God is not. Envision the next few hours of your life. Where will you find yourself? In a school? God indwells the classroom. On the highways? His presence lingers among the traffic. In...

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God Is With You

Strength, Song, Salvation from Psalm 118

Today I am at peace.  But that is not always the case.  Today I feel the strength of the LORD fully surrounding me.  But tomorrow I may not.  What is the difference you may ask?  Me.  I am whimsical, changing, blowing in the wind.  But Him, he never changes.  He is my...

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God Is With You

The Winding Road

Whenever my path seems a but wobbly or windy I go back to this simple life verse of mine.  In just a few words it reminds me where my strength comes from, where my focus should be, and where my praise belongs. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart,     and do not...

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The Day I Wrote The Lord’s Name In Vain

The Day I Wrote The Lord’s Name In Vain

Early on as a little girl my parents taught me that taking the Lord’s name in vain was wrong. Even then, I understood that saying “oh god” or any variation was a sin. That was 50+ years ago. Through the years I have kept that nugget of truth tucked in my heart. I am...

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Knowing God

Knowing God

Happy Monday!  It is my prayer that you will find time to spend with God, today and throughout this week.  What a difference it makes in the problems and challenges of this world when whatever we face we can take to the foot of the cross -- and we can leave them...

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The Power of Pruning

The Power of Pruning

All most from the beginning my 38-year-old Christmas cactus has bloomed prolifically every Christmas.  Over the years I have given away hundreds of shoots to friends and family.  And then two years ago things changed.  It quite blooming.  And I haven’t had a single...

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Going To My Happy Place

Going To My Happy Place

My Refuge and My Fortress "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High     will abide in the shadow of the Almighty." Psalm 91:1 For as long as I can remember my husband will occasionally remark "I'm going to my happy place."  I've never asked specifically where...

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Morning Fruit and Yogurt Shake-Up

Morning Fruit and Yogurt Shake-Up

I get bored with oatmeal.  Especially when the weather is hot and humid like is the norm at my house in the summertime.  This summer when berries were fresh and I wasn't feeling good about my swim suit I started drinking fruit and yogurt shakes for breakfast. I didn't...

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Friends That Are Family, Family That Are Friends

Friends That Are Family, Family That Are Friends

Recently my cousin Jill and her husband Jeff came for an overnight visit.  It was a perfect spring day that beckoned us to walk after our lunch.  Jill and I begin talking when she arrives and we don't stop until we reluctantly say good-bye.  As we walked down this...

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Silent Sunday, Isaiah 55:8-11

Isaiah 55:8-11 English Standard Version (ESV) "8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 “For...

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