Category Archives: encouragement


The perfect crumbles and the ruins are reinvented. One of the most fascinating toys of my childhood, the kaleidoscope, was created with a simplistic cylinder design.  Its contents consisting of assorted materials of color, size and shape, with a view … Continue reading

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Stepping Stones

This morning I sit in my backyard surveying a remarkable transformation.  I have been utilizing stepping stones in my garden and yard to create continuity and cohesiveness.  It is amazing to understand the effectiveness size, shape and density of each … Continue reading

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Knocked Free

Its quite jarring to take a blow, whether an unexpected swing, something you didn’t believe possible or even a hit you might have even anticipated.  And although I’ve never been physically beaten, there have been circumstances in my life that … Continue reading

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Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters, a pathway no one knew was there.  Psalm 77:19 The trails behind me direct my path as deliberately as the trails laid out before me.  As with life, … Continue reading

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Cheerful Giver

You must each decide in your heart how much to give.  And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure.  “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”  2 Corinthians 9:7 Time and age had slightly stooped her shoulders.  Still, … Continue reading

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Christmas To Do List

We live in a world created by seasons; environmental seasons, calendar seasons, holiday seasons.  Sometimes, these various seasons are not quite as compatible as we would like them to be.  However, by utilizing our sensory gifts, stirring our memories and … Continue reading

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Lingering in Surrender

Lingering is synonymous with a state of reflection, a welcomed resting place to pause and remain…and although this calm, tranquil description is accurate, there are countless moments in life when we must linger in unchosen fields of mayhem and delay. … Continue reading

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collection of letters written in love

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  Phil. 4:13 Through her faith, she did just that.  In one final, quiet breath, she passed from the earthly realm into the heavenly realm, leaving behind a tremendous legacy. Two … Continue reading

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