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And He Sat Down at the Right Hand of God: Loving the Lord

I worked to graduate college and find good employment and then, it was all taken away from me. More bittersweet days. The days when I could compose eloquent text are just gone from me now, but this I do remember. … Continue reading

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Autumn Glory

The autumn is my favorite time of year. There is just something about the crispness in the air and I have always loved the rustling and the crackling of fallen leaves. Even though it means winter is on its way, … Continue reading

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The Beginning of My New Life: “For all the blessings I can not see”

I was just tinkering around my blog when I came across this post.  While I do remember this incident, it is just too easy to forget the lesson I inferred from that day. It was my starting over again day.  … Continue reading

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Our Ever-Present Lord

The first word that I spoke as an infant was God.  The second word that I spoke was dammit.  I have been told that was what led my mother and my grandmother to instantly stop using that expletive almost as … Continue reading

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And Then The Music Began

Next weekend will be the eighth anniversary of my first date with my beloved husband.  Eight years!  It’s been eight years?  Where did the time go?  It has certainly flown by in my mind.  It has been eight years of … Continue reading

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Focus on the Positive

Way back when I was first disabled, I had a therapist suggest that I make a daily numbered list of all that I’m grateful for. I accepted her suggestion, but as I began the assignment, I could only think of … Continue reading

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Up and Down by Dr. Billy C. Reid

Pastor Bill, my pastor, recently went through knee replacement surgery. He  had been on medical leave for several months.  When he returned to his regular service at our church, he wrote this article for the Sunday bulletin.  I had to … Continue reading

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Regret

It always seemed easier to me when somebody upset me or irritated me to lash back and set them straight – straighten their erring ways. Only thing is, I would always regret what I had said and it had a … Continue reading

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Marriage Takes Three by Beth Stuckwisch

On the day that Robert and I were married, we were given this poem mounted on a wooden plaque as a wedding gift.  It hangs right below my picture of Jesus that Joni drew.  They just seemed to go together … Continue reading

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“I Choose to Use these Stumbling Blocks as Stepping Stones”

I recently heard “I Choose to Use these Stumbling Blocks as Stepping Stones” on the radio and I thought it was just a perfect song.  To this idea, I can only say Amen! We each have a choice in life … Continue reading

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