182018Sep
What Am I Missing While I Wait?

What Am I Missing While I Wait?

Last week Hurricane Florence made an impactful entry into the Carolinas. All week Hurricane Florence occupied our televisions, radio, conversations and mind. I kept waiting for the storm. I felt paralyzed and like I could not do anything else but wait for the storm to get here. I was getting frustrated and anxious as I…

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42018Sep
Just Being Me

Just Being Me

I still get surprised by God’s loving grace and mercy.  I work hard to get things “right” and when I take time to actually slow down and think I’m reminded of how simple experiencing life really is.  I know you’re thinking, “Simple!  I’m drowning every day and can’t seem to catch up!”  Simple is not…

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212018Aug
The Labels That Break Our Hearts

The Labels That Break Our Hearts

Labels describe what we do but we tend to use them to define who we are.  How would you describe yourself?  Most of us would say we are a mother or father, husband or wife, nurse, teacher, etc.  We label things to define them.  Giving things a label gives it a purpose.  We do not…

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72018Aug
But why?

But why?

Don’t you just love it when you tell your child to do something and they say “But why?”  Sometimes that is a question we just dread hearing.  Sometimes, it is a question we eagerly ask.  And sometimes, it is a question we avoid asking. “But why?” can come from a place of manipulation or curiosity…

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242018Jul
Knowing, Believing, Trusting

Knowing, Believing, Trusting

Do you ever feel like you study God’s word but it does not change anything?  I do.  Sometimes I even feel cheated.  Other times I just beat myself up because I feel like I am obviously not studying enough or correctly.  I am realizing that knowing things and experiencing things are different. Jesus said “You…

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102018Jul
I am Like a Mockingbird

I am Like a Mockingbird

I have been really enjoying the red and blue birds that visit our backyard every day.  They like to perch on the trampoline, fly around the yard and rest in the trees that line our property.  Their vibrant red and blue color pops amongst the green foliage on the trees.  They stand out.  They display…

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262018Jun
From Broken to Beautiful

From Broken to Beautiful

Sea glass is broken pieces of glass, turned and tossed in the ocean.  It is carried to the shore by waves.  It shines and glistens on the sand and is found by passers by.  They are so excited about their find.  It is such a beautiful gift.    Something that once was whole.  Something that once…

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52018May
One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

I want what I want and I want it now! That is the typical mentality I have when it comes to my dreams and desires. My inclination to be this way is encouraged by the world around me. Just take a minute to stop and look around. We have so much information that we are…

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132017Nov
Grace To Be Me

Grace To Be Me

I came across this picture with a quote that said: “GRACE CHANGES EVERYTHING: The secret to being enough in a do-more world.” It goes along perfectly with the theme of grace we’ve been discussing in a small group we’re participating in at Hood Memorial Church entitled Freeway. In going through this the past several weeks,…

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232017Oct
New Mercies

New Mercies

I love lots of different types of music. So many emotions can be expressed through music.  I like listening to the words and trying to picture what the writer is painting with the lyrics.   Depending on where I’m at on life’s journey, I get different pictures from the same song at different times.  That happened…

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