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I recently left a small pile of jewelry on the bathroom counter for my husband to fix for me. I went through a week or so where every time I wore a piece of jewelry I lost a piece of … Continue reading

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A Quiet Joy

I love to put laundry on the line! I mean to say that I receive great satisfaction from this task. No, really! I cannot express to you the joy and sense of accomplishment it brings me to have outsmarted both … Continue reading

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Rising Again…I Bless Your Name

Taking my sin, my cross, my shame Rising again I bless Your name You are my All in All These lyrics written by Dennis Jernigan* captured my heart this Sunday morning during worship. Truly what do I have to offer … Continue reading

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Winter is Dead

Early in the morning on a day in March, I stood at my sliding glass door watching my husband and son head to the garage and above them I saw a sunrise to marvel at. As I reveled in the … Continue reading

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Dwelling Under Twinkle Lights

Twinkle lights always make me think of home. They are comforting. They bring warmth and joy. Twinkle lights remind me of Grandma Edwina. This dear sweet woman went to be with Jesus in July of this year and at her … Continue reading

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Traditions & Sacrifice

I have struggled this year with the Traditions of Christmas. That sentence makes me want to laugh and weep and say DUH! As if anyone who knows me or reads my words hasn’t figured that out. I have not wanted … Continue reading

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Under the Cherry Tree

This special Saturday post comes to you in ┬áhonor of friend I have lost today. ┬áThe beautiful ornamental cherry tree you see to the left of the lilac and above the roses has been my friend these last nine years. … Continue reading

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