Oh no! What was that noise? Without moving, or even peeking out from under the covers, I knew what that noise was: it was rain. My heart sank! Yesterday’s weather forecast sure was wrong. Today was suppose to be sunny and warm, yet the sound of pelting rain immediately contradicted that prediction. My first thought…

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Every now and then a moment in time occurs that changes your life and your heart forever, this was one of those times! Even though this moment happened years ago, it still pops back up in my memory from time to time, especially when I am seeing things happening around me that seem to be…

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Today’s another overcast grey morning. There’s been several of those lately, but today the rain has finally stopped. It has left the ground saturated and solemnly quiet, except for the amplified sounds of the birds chirping outback. What a great backdrop for the Lord to step into the morning and let me know: “Here I…

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I have to say, I love getting to open my windows for the first time each year. I consider that, more than the date on the calendar, the official arrival of Spring. There is something symbolic about “Opening the Windows” and welcoming in those fresh breezes of the new season. It’s one of those gifts…

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Up until now, the tears had stayed neatly tucked inside, but not now. It’s Good Friday and my heart is overflowing. Once I saw the miracle of those faces on my computer screen, it was too much to contain. God is certainly not limited by our circumstances nor is He hindered by what is happening…

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It was just a month ago: I was sitting here browsing through my seed catalogs. One of my greatest joys of early Spring is imagining what to plant and getting my orders together. The birds had arrived, the grass was already turning green. Life was normal. Everyone around me went to work and school in…

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Now that we are a few weeks into the New Year I have finally gotten back to my normal routine. How about you? No matter if it’s work, school, or family routines, it always seems to take awhile, especially after the craziness of the Holidays are over, but it sure feels good when you find…

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The Gift Every Christmas, just like you, I’m faced with the decision of what gift is best for each person on my list. Which one do I choose can become a bit of a dilemma. However, if there was such a thing as an “adorable scale,” a puppy would rank right at the top. Imagine…

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Recently I had the words from an old Michael W. Smith song pop in my mind, “Friends are friends forever if the Lord’s the Lord of them.” Truth is, I have come to appreciate the depth of the meaning of those lyrics, more now than before. Especially, as I was sitting here reflecting over this…

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Taking a long deep breath, I realized I had slept the whole night through. Oh thank you Lord! I lay there in the darkness for a few seconds longer, until a few more breaths triggered the realization of a smell that was all too familiar: COFFEE! I really had slept all night long, which meant…

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