A Little Sunshine on a Rainy Day

Looking out the window, I saw the trees darkened by the soaking rain.  The remnants of snow clung to the fallen leaves that collected on the ground over the long winter.  Not the view I typically enjoyed but I drank my morning tea and took it all in just the same. I noticed the birds …

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For When That Day Comes…

  NOTE: This post is different.  Very different and very personal.  It is not one of my typical posts.  It is a poem. I haven't written poetry in years, but I was inspired to do it. Although a somber subject, I believe it has a positive message. This message was put on my heart and …

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My Bowl Runneth Over

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18) My Dad planted red raspberry bushes in the back yard.  In the summertime, we got up early in the morning and rushed outside to beat the birds to the berries.  We picked the biggest, reddest berries from the …

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A Little Pushing, A Lot of Learning…

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". (Jeremiah 29:11) I was on my way home when I saw it.  There, in the sky.  It was cloudy and overcast; but, just ahead, glorious rays …

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But I Count It All As Loss…

But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. (Philippians 3:7) I was going through my closet once again, deciding what to keep and what to give to charity.  I had done this several times in recent past and there were always a few things that escaped the garbage …

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Do You See What I See?

The tree is adorned with lights and garland. From its branches hang memories of Christmas Past.  The presents, carefully chosen and beautifully wrapped sit under the tree awaiting their reveal.  The smell of love poured into homemade meals and handmade cookies lingers in the air and soaks into our hearts.   It’s home. Christmas. Imagine …

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I Have to Pack!

  Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will …

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