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    What’s Your Word?

    I stopped making resolutions years ago. Instead, I decided to adopt a word or phrase with an accompanying scripture passage. I did not hasten to zoom in on my “word or phrase” but decided to let God lay it on…

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    A Different Kind of Christmas

    “You are the most of every situation.” I laughed when I read the fortune. Indeed I had been “the most” over the past few weeks after finding “Rhonda” (not her real name) slumped over half-dead on the floor from near…

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    My Favorite Things

    The mellow sound of a cello accompanied by a soft piano, the taste of my husband’s perfectly seasoned smoked ribs, the soft scrunch of my dogs’ ears, and the joy of my friend’s laughter as she shudders and squints her…

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    Thankful Thursday

    Next Thursday we will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day taking time out to remember blessings from the good Lord throughout the year. Yeah, it’s been a hard year, but God is still God. He still bestows healing, miracles, mercy, love, grace,…

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    Pedals, Pipes, and Pistons

    Every Sunday I am blessed to sit on an organ bench and join the worship leader and accompanists to glorify, inspire, and praise the Lord through music. Sometimes the organ provides background support; other times it leads with majestic power.…

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    Furry Blessings

    Happy woofs! Did you know that National Dog Day was celebrated on August 26? I love that! We’ve had some great dogs during the course of our marriage. You could say they are like our children since we have no…

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    Hooked by The Book

    I’m a slow reader. My analytical nature comes out as I cannot skip a word for fear of missing the complete thought. I also find myself evaluating the grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation as I read. I can’t help it.…

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    Old Glory

    I am proud to be an American – to live in a country that allows me to pursue happiness the way I see best for me. I enjoy the freedoms to worship, to carry a Bible, to own a house,…

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    The Pea Pods Four

    In the last blog I wrote about the beach and mentioned that if given a choice, I would be more likely to head to the mountains instead of the beach. Well, guess what? I just spent a long weekend in…