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God Is Here

God Is Here

The evening before the birth of my second child, I went into a “nesting” phase, that time of urgency to clean and organize to prepare for my new baby. I had decided that our bedroom needed a splash of character, so I had bought a few frames […]

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One Year Later

One Year Later

Last night, I watched my husband and his father scroll through pictures from the past year. Pictures of a totaled car, pictures of dad and mom surrounded by tubes, connected to a ventilator, and then there was this picture. A picture of us praying. It was the […]

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Jesus Loves Me This I Know

Jesus Loves Me This I Know

“Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so…”   This is not just a cute Sunday school song.  In fact, I’ll probably never listen to that song again without understanding the impact of what it really means. You see, for the first time […]

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Terrible or Terrific .. You Choose

Terrible or Terrific .. You Choose

Words are pretty powerful, aren’t they? When my oldest daughter was three years old, I was struggling with how to address her behavior. One could often hear me saying, “First, the terrible two’s. Now, the terror three’s. I don’t know what to do!!” I had heard about […]

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Delayed Desires

Delayed Desires

While my family and I were recently on a flight to New York, I was seated next to an older gentleman. As we introduced ourselves, we discussed what was taking us to the Big Apple. I said we were going to visit family and friends. Then, he […]

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Weary from Waiting?

Weary from Waiting?

Is there a need you have been praying about for a LONG time? Maybe there are days you feel as if you may not receive the answer any day soon. Perhaps all of the waiting is choking any hope you have left. I think that’s what my husband […]

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Ruth-like Moments

Ruth-like Moments

I came across this picture the other day. It brought back a flood of memories. Even though I’m not in the picture, I was there. I was the one taking it….And I remember some of the emotions I was feeling at that time. It might have looked […]

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What Do I Have to Celebrate?

What Do I Have to Celebrate?

Encouraging thoughts from our friend ~ Susan Varghese: I was in the kitchen slicing up some cucumbers to make a popular Indian salad called raita.  It was going to be perfect paired with the biriyani I had cooking in the oven.  This time I even pulled out […]

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Broken, But Not Beyond Repair

Broken, But Not Beyond Repair

When I was in high school, I had taken a Ceramics and Sculpture class.  One of our projects was making a clay sculpture.  After much deliberation, I finally decided to make a vase. The process my teacher taught us to use was the slab method which was […]

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The Best is Yet to Come

The Best is Yet to Come

Do you find yourself making decisions based on the past? With Thanksgiving and Christmas being my favorite times of the year, I love to host large groups of people at my home. In fact, it’s a tradition my husband and I began 17 years ago when we […]

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