Hope follows despair

But all these things must happen before He returns. Puzzling words and understood by those who see the invisible and the heart speak. So many of us felt the drive to run to the hurting at Sandy Hook. We are either paralyzed with fear or set in motion by hope. My hope comes in the…

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Living in the shadowlands

When one door closes, we hope another door opens. Is it faith? Is it faith in action? Who is actually behind the scenes directing the patterns of our life?  How do I account for those who wish me harm for their benefit? Certainly I have some control over my destination, do I not? Perhaps, but how…

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Remember this and forget that

Carousing through memories, I happened upon a dream of mine.  I recall chasing rabbits down holes and found myself on the other side of reality. Life is mysterious. Adventuring through my mind, trying to piece together a coherent picture of what I want to be when I finally emerge from this caterpillar stage, I found…

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A Modern Day Petition to God

In distress, you may find yourself confused, uncertain, questioning and feeling lost. When your world is turned upside down, how do you begin to pick up the pieces, move forward and learn to focus on the positive? In a rapid world, living simply is not simple. It takes great effort to do what our ancestors did out of habit.…

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Gone

If you were gone today, how many people would miss you? Truly miss you? If you were gone today, what would be said about you? Would it matter to you what others say? If you were gone today, would you regret anything? We do not know how many days we have to love, forgive, wonder…

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On being a mom

At some point I bought two books to help me with my doubts and fears about motherhood. Well more than that, but “Mitten Strings for God” by Katrina Kenison and “Meditations for Mothers” by Elisa Morgan are two of my favorites. I find solace in both. God, in his infinite wisdom, saw fit to give me…

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These are the days.

This is the time. Make the best of what is and do not think about tomorrow, it is only a possibility. I am here. Now. Those were the days to remember. They will never come again.  You were my best friend. You were the light of my mind. You shone in the crevices of my dark…

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G is for Garden Party

“You should have been born a different century.” Her mother exclaimed. Quizzically, the little girl wondered what that meant. Was there something wrong with her? The weather had steadily warmed and now the lilacs flourished, the rose leaves were greener and the bees hummed to bring sound back to the silent air. The excitement of…

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