His Eyes are Upon Us All!

It’s the first week of March and already the birds are playing and singing outside on the porch . As I was taking a walk down the street the sound of happy chirps filled the trees around me. It’s amazing how something so simple can become such a treasured reminder that our God is still…

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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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Hello, Dear Friend

From My House to Yours… It sure felt good to get the house cleaning done. Now it was time to celebrate. Don’t you just love that feeling when your house is clean and in order? My celebration consisted of treating myself to a good cup of coffee, with a little cinnamon sprinkled on top, and…

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A Disappointing Sunrise—A Hope Filled Sunset!

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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Hand Holding Trust: Loved, Wanted, and Chosen

Have you ever watched a little child reach out and take the hand of someone close to them? Their hand holding trust is so innocent, so simple of an act, yet it is a magnificent display of security and trust. Children have a way of showing their trust and acceptance by simply reaching their hand…

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The Heart Strings of Two Women

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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Here I AM!

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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Opening the Windows

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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The Faces of Easter

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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The Other Side of the Storm

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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