Celebrating Her Life

The “Saint of Love” never performed any such miracles…as raising the dead or making the cripple walk again. What she did do was to put others’ lives before hers in a life of humble servitude. Today, more than ever,…

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Now That She’s Not in Kansas Anymore

“It was like being at one of our retreats except without God in it….It was all a lot of fun but being surrounded by crosses and godly stuff everywhere and not hearing a mention of God just felt sooo weird.” — My daughter’s first encounter with the outside world. …

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Lessons Remembered

I am re-posting this entry originally shared with you in October of 2009 at the request of a friend (may it serve her purpose), and as August marks the anniversary of my father’s and sister’s passing, I am posting it as well in their memory. Because they are worth remembering. Because they marked me. Because I miss them….

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Change I Can Count On

Stress — that merciless six-letter word in everyone’s vocabulary, no doubt. Some experts think that chronic stress — emotional rather than physical — the type experienced day in, day out, can cause 50% of all disease, and that it contributes to the…

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Confessions of an Addict

An exhausting job, being a Christian is. I sound like Yoda, I know. But seriously, believe me when I tell you I couldn’t mean it more. I love being Christian, feeling Christian, and I wear my faith on my sleeve, but…

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Beam me up, Scotty!

I was walking with my hubby on our way back from lunch the other day, as we came across a pair of pants and a shirt just lying on the pavement, and I said jokingly, “Oh look at that, someone was vaporized…beam me up Scotty.” It was…

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Is there even a day for that?

It’s Earth Week and this Thursday the world celebrates Earth Day. That’s great, I’m all for bringing about awareness to improving the environment. I’m all for saving our planet. Because…

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Nothing to lose, everything to gain.

“Baby…it was like God was telling me who to go to.” That was my husband yesterday telling me about something he’s experienced this week. Let me back up a bit. This Spring break we went with family to Tennessee, and…

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That Hope. That Man.

One humble man. One man of compassion and peace. One man on a donkey with a mission. Surrounded by followers waving palm branches; their hearts filled with the kind of hope only a promise of forgiveness and…

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For Whatever, Whenever or Forever

Some of the photographs were so funny I almost peed my pants; some of them were so sweet they had me melting; and some of them touched me so that I just pressed them against my heart. The memories those shots created had…

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