peace

On Peacemaking and Bridge Building

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My personal mission statement includes “peacemaking” and “bridge-building,” as does the mission statement of my non-profit organization, Bevy. Would I compare myself to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for these reasons? I most certainly would not compare myself to him, a man I’ve already outlived in age, but one who greatly surpassed me as far […]

peace

November 3rd: Practicing His Presence

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There is a fight, but it’s not for your life, it’s for your beautiful soul. You are in a boxing ring, but you must know, you are not pitted against another person, nor are you supposed to be fighting yourself. The Devil, the very Enemy of your heart, is poised in the other corner, poised […]

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Fear Has No Future

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Jason and I celebrated 20 years of marriage in June, but since January, we’ve been dreaming and planning out the details for a trip to Spain, just the two of us.  We have spent hours and hours looking through books, reading reviews, mapping out our adventures, talking about it on date nights, road trips, in […]

bereaved parents

Thoughts on Dying and Living

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As I sat across my davenport from a friend, a fellow bereaved mum, I listened to her heart and shared her tears as she told the stories of losing 3 of her grown children.  I will not share her story because it is hers to share… One thing we talked about, though, was the “How?” […]

disappointment with God

If You Ask About a Muffin…

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A couple of weeks ago I was looking in the display at a restaurant at what looked like a scrumptious gluten free blueberry muffin.  Of course I knew I wasn’t going to buy it, one because it’s still laden with sugar whether it’s gluten free or not, and two, because like most baked goods, it […]

abundant life

Little BIG Feet

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If you don’t know how much I love feet, scroll down to the bottom of this page…I’ll wait… Okay.  So, let me clarify, because by “love feet” I want to make sure it’s clear which ones I mean: NOT stinky, sweaty, hairy, scaly ones BUT YES to: chewy, teeny, tiny, pink, plump, yummy ones But […]

Noah

Mother’s Day perspective

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(August on the c-pap, asking for healing…) (January 12, 2007, thanking God for the miracle of Noah…) (The night of January 12th, resting in the arms of God, Mom wondering if God was going to keep him or let him come back to mom and dad on earth…)Perspective, trust, and hope…(the unedited version of what […]