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Writing Tools

We all have a list of “musts” at our desk.  This is mine: laptop, pencil, paper, web address book, candle, coffee, and limber fingers.  I notice something is amiss.  My coffee keeps getting cold.  The remedy, a candle warming tray that I can set my cup on.  It works!  I’m happy and I don’t need to…

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Just say it!

How long will it take to write a novel?  I welcomed this passion of carving a story out of thoughts some time ago but have never pursued it as diligently (well some days) as I have for the past 6 months. My googling craze charges my creative slumber.  The thoughts I vacuum up stir my imagination…

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Hope and Still Hoping

How many times must I fall down?  Is it possible to ever move forward or will I continue to rewind the memories? Life is not fair.  Most of us learn this quite early.  Some of us learn it the hard way and others witness people who struggle with injustice.  The innocent among us are usually…

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What is the cost?

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2 Corinthians 5 (KJV) It is still summer but I can feel the crispness of fall seeping into the evenings which means winter is near.    The old is passing away…

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Discomfort

What is it that causes one’s mind to be ill at ease?  Certainly life never stays the same for long.  Even if you manage to avoid watching the newscast in the evenings or gossiping with the neighbors about the latest spike in the gas price, one can never seem to escape the doom that fills…

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National Day of Prayer 2011

The day is finally here.  Everyday is an official day to pray, but how mighty to have Christ-followers assembled around this country praying for the world’s needs.  This isn’t just about “us” anymore.  It is for the unbelievers, believers, those who are being deceived and those who are deceived, for our families and for our…

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Day Five!

Everything turns.  Round and round they go.  Momma and Andy stoop to see the caterpillars on the milkweed plant.  They turn a leaf over to watch one caterpillar munch away at the poisonous leaves. Andy sees the caterpillar is yellow, black and white.  It looks like a rubber tube with legs.  Tiny legs.  Lots of legs.  Andy asks “Can we…

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Peppermint Tea

The peppermint bed has woken up and I couldn’t be happier.  I planted this mint last year and already it has spread throughout this raised bed.  Which is okay…that is what I wanted it to do.  Fresh mint and mojitos for the summer!    Not to mention hot tea right now!  It is simple to make…Pick the…

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His Creation Rejoices

       http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/ Anna mowed the backyard this past weekend, twice.  It was her first time using a power tool and mom didn’t quite show her the correct way to mow.  She gave our lawn a mohawk.  So dad had her go back outside and do it again, this time showing the errors of her ways. …

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No room for HIS head

Look at the snowflakes, so simple but so intricate.  Look at the human body, the one we take for granted!  Examine the eye itself.  We open them after sleep and it seems so simple that we can view the world, but then the process of what goes on behind the scenes is complicated because of God’s…

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