Tag Archives: God

Have you had a stressful week?

Is your list of things to do longer than your day on a regular basis? I have to say that in my family, that has been the case for a number of weeks. But this week, that abated. Some of … Continue reading

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The contented soul is all alone with God

Have you ever had a sleepless night or a stressful week? I know, that’s a stupid question. I think this lovely poem by good old Robert Louis Stevenson provides an apt description of “getting away from the world” and “spending … Continue reading

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There are so many reasons that Peter is my favorite apostle

“And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast.” 1 Peter 5:10 Why did he write … Continue reading

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What is the point of our daily lives?

Here we are in January. We are past the rush and thrill of the holidays. My students are early in their second semester efforts. Those who are”on top of things” have already started working on their tasks. Magazines and newspapers … Continue reading

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And I wait for you, my Lord

Ok—things are all topsy-turvy. My students have finals (of course they do) and I am trying to stay healthy. To that end, I need to cut WAY back on caffeine, and I am doing some physical therapy and exercises. I … Continue reading

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Thankfulness

As we zoom towards Thanksgiving Day, I find myself grateful for so much. I am thankful for my loved ones. I am thankful for my home, my job, my life. I am thankful for my students. “I thank Thee for … Continue reading

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Strength for my journey is always within reach

How do I gain strength for the journey of life? Sometimes, quite honestly, I just about collapse. That happens when I rely solely on my own strength, wits, or whatever. Strength for the journey can mostly be gained from those … Continue reading

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Which people feed your spirit? What nourishes you?

I am hoping that you have people who feed your spirit. You know the type of people I mean. I am talking about people who rejoice with you. I am talking about those who taste salt when you weep. I … Continue reading

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Genesis 50:19-21 It applies this week

Are you suffering, have bad things happened? Are you afraid? Genesis 50:19-21 might help you.[ “But Joseph replied to them, ‘Have no fear. Can I take the place of God? Even though you meant harm to me, God meant it … Continue reading

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A day is a miniature eternity

Ralph Waldo Emerson [oh I know, don't you just love him?] said “A day is a miniature eternity”. The problem is it is so miniature. Of course when I focus on how short a day is and how much I … Continue reading

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Say only the good things

Paul “Never let evil talk pass your lips; say only the good things men need to hear, things that will really help them. Do nothing that will sadden the Holy Spirit with whom you were sealed against the day of redemption. … Continue reading

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How do you want to be remembered?

We create impressions and memories by how we live our lives. How do you hope to be remembered? Perhaps I am thinking about that today, because of the multiple “reunions” I have attended lately. You know how those things go. … Continue reading

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Where seldom is heard, a discouraging word

I love living in the southwest. You see, having spent most of my life in other places, it came as a surprise to me that I would love the desert the say that I do. I tend to bloom where … Continue reading

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Your story and my story

I saw a plaque recently that said “home is where your story begins“. Now that rings true for me, largely because my childhood home was  a happy place to be. My home as an adult is a happy place to … Continue reading

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The ebb and flow of life

“When the fog cleared, and I could once more see the ocean again, I realized something. I realized that life often mimics the ocean.  A constant ebb and flow. High tides and low. Sometimes volatile and stormy or covered in … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s troubles

i saw this quote in the comments section of my friend Renee’s blog http://positiveboomer.net/2013/04/19/a-new-day-is-dawning/. “Yesterday’s troubles are written in sand, wiped out of existence by God’s own hand.” Having lived an hour and a half from the ocean for about 11 … Continue reading

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In our hearts we all long

“In our hearts we all long for a more real, more vibrant and deeper faith–a real faith. we meet real faith in people who know the real god. real faith requires an attentive heart.  We experience faith in action before … Continue reading

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God cares today, tomorrow, and every day

Do you get the doldrums or feel just wrung out or overwrought sometimes? I know I do. I am not feeling that way today, but there ARE times. When I hit those times, well…what is it like? I will tell … Continue reading

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How Life’s Speed Bumps Broke My Heart, But Now I Can Rise Up

Friday November 16, 2012. After months of my eating healthy and walking for fitness, I am participating in a 5K today. I register at 3 and walk and run at 5-ish. Although it is called a run, I will no … Continue reading

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What Kind of Year Are You Having? Changes or Staying the Course?

What Kind of Year Are You Having? Have their been changes or are you staying the course? There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” ~ opening line of Chapter 3 of Zora Neale Hurston’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching … Continue reading

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Seven Word Sundays

My friend Caddo has started something called Seven Word Sundays. This is like 5 Word Fridays and 6 Word Saturdays. I think I am kind of supposed to come up with (in this case) 7 words that describe “where I … Continue reading

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“You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.”

“You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.” ~ I love that quote. It is so eloquent. The resource I consulted said that the above quote was by C.S. Lewis. A few readers have informed … Continue reading

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Autumn Has Always Been Special to Me

I have to admit, I always loved autumn when I loved in parts of the country that had spectacular autumns. I love the gloriously bright oranges, yellows, and red that make the trees look ablaze with color. I love scuffling … Continue reading

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Starry Starry Night

I got up at 4AM on Sunday to see the meteor shower. I did not take this photo of the meteor shower. I am not capable of that kind of magnificent photography. But oh my, how I stood upon my … Continue reading

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Stages of Grief – With God’s Help It Is Like Going Across the Monkey Bars

I was watching a program the other night and someone on the show was grieving the loss of a loved one. Someone else on the program said something like “I understand that. You’ve lost a loved one. You will grieve … Continue reading

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Lord It’s Good That We Are Here: Luke 9:33

Do you ever over-dramatize things or over-react? Is it only me? Is it a girl thing? Oh gosh, there are times when I really make a big deal of things in my mind. I don’t do it nearly as much … Continue reading

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Strength through Scripture

I used to hear the expression “lose yourself in a good book”. Since I was an early and avid reader, it was an expression I loved. When I read fiction I often find myself sort of becoming one of the … Continue reading

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Listen: What Does That Mean These Days?

Ever since I saw Dream girls, one of the things I think of when I hear the one-word request/command “Listen” is the song Beyonce sang in the movie. For those who have not seen the movie, suffice it to say … Continue reading

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Speed Bump Maximus

Over the years I have compromised and adapted.I am sure you have, too! It is expected as we age and mature that we see the bigger picture. It is expected that we adapt and change and not insist on having … Continue reading

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We Are Part of His Symphony, Aren’t We?

I posted this almost a year ago, but am feeling this way today. I am posting it again–to bring a little oasis to your day. If you click on the video link, the loveliness of the music is a real … Continue reading

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I Have a Lifeguard-and You Do Too

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved–loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves”.–Victor Hugo     There is nothing like the feeling you get when you KNOW that someone has your back. … Continue reading

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