Listening and Staying

Listening and Staying

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Something inside compelled me to stay. Was it really necessary to plant the smaller plants for this old woman? After all, she loved gardening just as much as I did and would love to be down there on her knees with me, bent over to face the dirt and let the earth crumble within her […]

How Do You Say P-E-O-N-Y ?

How Do You Say P-E-O-N-Y ?

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Situated in the quaint little town of Ashland, in Southern Oregon, sits a little farm where Jon and Ginnie Deason grow (what some believe to be) the most beautiful flowers in the world – peonies. Known to thrive for over 50 plus years, peonies are “the fattest and most scrumptious of all flowers, a rare fusion […]

The Table Is Set

The Table Is Set

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This is an excerpt from a series I am working on about Psalm 23. I hope you enjoy it!     Psalm 23, Part 10 – The Table Is Set The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he lead me beside quiet waters, he restores […]

Made to Praise

Made to Praise

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Lord God, Heavenly Father, Holy Spirit Trinity – I cannot begin to understand, comprehend, fathom the depth of this mystery  which is You. I cannot comprehend Your beauty the intricate details of Your creation I can stand in one of the most prestigious museums of art and not one painting – no, not even one […]

What’s Holding You Back?

What’s Holding You Back?

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The other day I visited a local community garden near my home. It’s a fairly large lot and so affords housing for several local sparrows, orioles, finches and more between the trees and manmade birdhouses. Amongst the flowers, newly sprouted vegetables, the birds and their new babies, I was in seventh heaven. And then I […]

Redeemed from the Past

Redeemed from the Past

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There will come a time when someone – somewhere, at some point in time and in some way – is not going to treat you right. We are all sinful people and we do sinful stuff. Someone has – or may – lie to you. Someone has – or may – betray you. Someone has […]

The Perfect Mother

The Perfect Mother

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Are you already the perfect mother? Does such a thing even exist? Click the picture and read more…

What If It Were for the Sake of Becoming Holy

What If It Were for the Sake of Becoming Holy

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A book entitled, “Sacred Marriage” by Gary Thomas, has a profound subtitle: “What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy“. What if God did design marriage to make us holy and not necessarily happy? It’s a thought certainly worth consideration. After all, it isn’t assumed that marriage was […]

Two Men Out for A Walk

Sunday morning. The third day. Mary has already run to the disciples to tell them the good news – Jesus is alive! There’s a buzz in the air and anticipation is quietly growing. A disciple named Cleopas is walking toward Emmaus with a friend at his side. The two are talking. “So, if he’s not […]

Bound for My Freedom

On an assumed cold, wintry night, approximately 2,000 some years ago, a little baby was born. His mother wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a feeding trough (more commonly known to all as a manger), somewhere in a little town called Bethlehem, located in what is known as the West Bank of […]