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Let’s Say Grace

Let’s Say Grace

I’m not sure how it started –“Let’s say grace”–but most of us know what it means. Can’t  you  see your family and friends gathered around a table …bowls and  platters heaped with delicious food  …the smell of home-cooked-goodness filling the air …all calling you to come and eat!?! Saying “grace” brings everyone  to a place for pause. … Continue reading

Surviving the Crash

Surviving the Crash

Our kids and grands all live too far away for this Mama, a.k.a. Nana.  While the miles are many, the road is never too long to keep us from visiting as often as we can. While it came as no surprise to me that our youngest son was making plans to go on another traveling … Continue reading

Why It Matters — An Honest Conversation

Why It Matters — An Honest Conversation

I’ve struggled to write this week.  I felt I had come so far in my journey only to fall back down again.  In #walkingitoutwithJesus I still seem to stub my toe and skin my knees but these last few days seemed to be an out-right falling-flat-on-my-face-moment.  My confidence ran and hid behind the bushes as it … Continue reading

Show Me the Receipt!

While in the checkout line at our neighborhood discount store (that’s code for “Dollar General”), the man behind me asked  how I was doing.  Working hard at being honest and not giving the sometimes polite-but-not-real -“I’m fine” answer, I said,   “I’m doing 0-kay …I always need prayer.”  Putting my off-brand bleach on the counter, … Continue reading

Move

Move

Watching the water move down the creek, my heart is moved to tell you this… The year began with a word — move — with thoughts like these coming to mind…Move forward.  Move toward. Move on. Move over. Get moving. Sometime you hear a word and it takes time to understand the full meaning.  The … Continue reading

Fences

Fences

Long ago and far away this might have happened to you.  If not, you can always just stop and pray for me. 🙂 Offended. What?  Me?  Not since yesterday, right!! The word itself even ticks me off as I tick off the statements or actions throughout my life that have sent me spiraling into an … Continue reading

When You’re Looking for the “Merry” in Merry Christmas

When You’re Looking for the “Merry” in Merry Christmas

According to Thesaurus.com , “merry” stirs up warm-hot-chocolaty-feelings like  “cheerful, jolly, fun-loving, hilarious” while her bothersome nemesis throws in words like  “depressed, gloomy, sad,” and my  personal favorite,  “unfunny”. 🙂 While most of the world is shouting “Merry Christmas to all,” I often think about  those who are having the not-so-merry-feelings who are hearing a … Continue reading