Missing the Mountains of Tennessee

It was Monday morning leading up to Easter, the year was 2018.  I could see God’s creation coming to life all around me, yet on this particular morning my heart was trying to juggle the emotions that were welling up inside. I was overflowing with gratitude at the beauty of the little world in which…

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My Father’s World

It has been a while since my fingers touched my keyboard, but today there is too much beauty surrounding me to do anything else. My heart is overflowing! A very real and sweet presence has settled here in this place; here in “My Father’s World.” Right now, in the midst of this little flower garden,…

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A Prayer of Surrender

Looking over in the upper right hand corner of my journal I noticed a phrase I had scribbled down a few months ago, “Begin each day with a prayer of surrender.” I first heard these words in a Women’s Bible study and they were so impactful I wanted to make sure I didn’t forget them.…

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Relax and Breathe

Good Morning Ladies:  I hope you are enjoying the little signs of Autumn that are beginning to peek through. While I may not be putting out a full fledge blog, my heart can’t seem to let go. You are continually on my mind and in my prayers. So instead of a blog, I thought why…

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Let Go of Those Hats!

As women, you and I wear many different hats. Have you ever stopped and counted just how many hats are on your head?  They have a way of becoming such a part of us that its hard to take them off; its hard to let go of those hats.   Maybe its because those hats…

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Once Loved: Forever Faithful

Once upon a time… As soon as you saw those words, did you wonder where this story was going? Most of us do! And it’s probably because those four little words, “Once Upon a Time,” have become a classic storyline opener. The moment we hear them up on the big screen, or see them written…

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The Gift was Quiet!

Standing up for myself has never come natural to me. It’s funny, because, I consider myself a strong person and certainly one with strong convictions. And, as quickly as I can jump right in on behalf of those in need, or even exhaust myself toward a cause in which my heart believes, I struggle with…

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Script for Today—Hope for Tomorrow!

Have you ever noticed how milestone events have a way of making us stop and take a closer look at where we are in our life? Weddings, funerals, births, and graduations, they often cause us to re-evaluate where we are and even where we have been. We reflect on the past, but at the same…

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READY for Thanksgiving to Begin!

Sitting here at the kitchen table, looking over the menu checklist one more time, I notice a couple of last minute add-ons that we’re missing. But other than that, looks like we are ready. Ready for the noise and ready for the excitement that is always included in this day’s celebration. Ready for the crazy enthusiasm…

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Mirror Mirror, What Do YOU See?

Mirror Mirror, What Do YOU See? How many times a day do we quickly look at ourselves in the mirror, complete the task at hand, like brushing our teeth, or combing our hair, and then we’re done. Rarely, do we ever step back and contemplate a real, heart-depth reflection. If we did, or if that…

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