Feb 27

February 27, 2015

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Snow flurries

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Snow flurries greeted us this morning. More snow than the south is used to seeing covered the yard, beckoning my child to come and play. Snowflakes swirled and danced in the wind, a chorus of white, before settling on the ground. My thoughts can be like that sometimes. They gather together and dance in my head, spinning rapidly. Individual thoughts spin together in circular patters,…

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Feb 25

February 25, 2015

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Forgive

Forgive. 14 For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions. (Matthew 6:14-15) Forgiveness is powerful. Forgiveness is the key to releasing ourselves from bitterness, hurt, and anger. Forgiveness draws us closer to our heavenly Father. We often remained chained at our refusal to forgive. In almost 40 years of observation, I have found we tend to place degrees on…

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Feb 23

February 23, 2015

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Who do you think you are?

Who do you think you are? How do you view yourself? Your life? Your trials? Your triumphs? The views we have of ourselves, whether the truth or a lie, will affect all areas of our lives. How we view ourselves will enter into our conversations, our circumstances, our relationships. If we are allowing a lie to have a foothold in our minds, that lie will dictate our reactions and responses. If you and I are allowing a lie to reign…

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Feb 20

February 20, 2015

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Why do I love you?

Why do I love you? Her hazel eyes were fixed on mine as she heard my question. After a moment she spoke. Because I am kind. I am a good listener. I like to dance. I play the piano. Smiling, I gently shook my head. No. That is not why. Why do I love you? Because I love God? Her questioning statement expressed her confusion. My smile widened. Sweetheart, I love you because you are mine. That is it. There…

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Feb 18

February 18, 2015

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I don’t do sick well

I don’t do sick well. Four days of sneezing and nose blowing. I want to be done. I am a wimp. People think I am tough, but no friends, that is a fallacy at its finest. When it comes to feeling physically unwell, I am the queen of wimps. Seriously. Yes, I know the value of being still. However, four days of stillness exceeds my limits. I am also aware there are those suffering with debilitating illnesses, and have been…

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Feb 16

February 16, 2015

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Pour out

  But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. Phillipians 2:17 Mentors are a blessing. I have had more than a few in my life. They have each poured into me in a multitude of ways. They chose to invest in me, in my life, in my family. The mentors who have walked with me, and who continue…

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Feb 13

February 13, 2015

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Love well

Love well. Serve others. Go out of your way to show kindness. Speak life. Speak in love. Speak words to encourage and esteem. Surprise someone. Forgive, even if forgiveness has not been asked for. Free yourself and free the offender. Sacrifice what you want for what another wants. Laugh. Laugh loudly until tears roll down your smiling cheeks. Dance freely. Grab the hand of the one you love and dance. Rejoice in the love you have been given. Love sacrificed…

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Feb 11

February 11, 2015

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Life of Purpose

A life of purpose. I believe we each desire to live a life of meaning, of purpose, of great intent. There is a dream birthed within us longing to become reality. Our passions, our strengths, our gifts all point us in the direction we should go. With hearts rapidly beating, we set out in pursuit of this. We can see it clearly in our minds playing out piece by piece. Why then are so many lost? Why are so few…

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Feb 9

February 9, 2015

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Grace

Grace: a :  unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification; b :  a virtue coming from God; c :  a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace Grace, beautiful and divine. Grace meets us where we are and beckons us to come. Grace welcomes us in and speaks life to our souls. In the darkest places Grace sheds light. Grace is not afraid of the ugliness there. Grace is there to set us free from our enslaved…

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Feb 6

February 6, 2015

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Help

Help. We all have moments we must ask this question. Will you help me? I have been trying to do this alone and it is not working. Help. Please. Some find the act of reaching out to someone else to be easy, others struggle and resist until they are nearly shattered. Pride? Shame? What is the cause of our hesitancy? In my own life, I have seen my own lack. I have been embarrassed at what I could not do…

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