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Loving Well, Thoughts in a Waiting Room

Loving and Living Wall coverings and Personal Relationships As I pass the time (day 2) here in a hospital waiting room while my husband sits with his father in ICU, I find myself reflecting on everything from the color of the walls to the relationships in which I invest my time. Am I loving well? […]

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Advent in a New Light

And the Light Came On Have you ever been reading something that is very familiar and all of a sudden you see something in a new light? It happens periodically to me, and day three of the Advent (free download) devotional I am doing did just that (see below pages 19-20: Day 3). I like […]

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Thankful is an Understatement

More Than Thankful! As I sit here with my brain in a fog (mostly from the pain meds), I can’t help but be thankful. I know… it is almost Thanksgiving and I am “supposed” to write about such things, but it is overwhelmingly true right now. Wednesday evening (November 19), I began feeling very uncomfortable […]

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Random Heart Tugs

Random Heart Tugs

Heart Tugs and Random Prayers Have you ever felt an overwhelming burden to pray for someone (a tug at your heart), but you weren’t quite sure why? I have several times. Usually it is in the middle of the night, and I wake up suddenly. It takes a minute to get my wits about me, […]

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A Crazy Kind of Love

As I  mentioned in an earlier article, when I tell people I am going to Mexico to serve, I get asked “are you crazy?”, and “are you going through a mid-life crisis?” I always think this is an interesting response because it just seems like the next step to me. It has become even more […]

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Christmas. Longing for More.

Christmas Spirit? Do you get “down” during the Christmas season? It is such an exciting celebration. Everyone talking about Jesus’ birthday and having parties…sharing gifts and love…remembering what’s “important”…and on and on. For some reason I just don’t catch that fever. I even get really sad and down in the dumps (I wouldn’t go so […]

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