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What To Do When Your Rooster Crows

I sat on my back porch, wrapped in my fuzzy worn robe—the one that’s twenty years old that I just can’t seem to get rid of. The birch trees waved “good morning,” and the newly planted gerbera daisies stretched their faces to the sun…just a bit higher than the day before. Then I heard him…. Read More

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Have You Left the Wrong Path Wide Open?

Last Sunday my pastor had to do some housekeepin’ fussin’ at our congregation before he started his sermon. It was a “Visitors, close your ears” moment as Jimmy interrupted the service for an important message from our neighbors. See, right beside our church property is a City Park. On Sundays, when our parking lot is… Read More

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News Flash! The War is Over!

  I sat with my first cup of coffee on Saturday morning, reading the Living Section of the newspaper. Steve, a non-coffee-drinker, read the editorial page. He stopped to read an article out loud. It is a common practice between us. Even though we know the other will read it eventually, when something stirs us,… Read More

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He Burned the Plow

He burned the plow. Now before you decide that this post is too strange, I challenge you to stick with me a minute. Sometimes when I’m reading the Bible, one little sentence jumps out and grabs me by the heart. That’s what happened today when I read 1 Kings 19:19-21. Take a look… Read more

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The Beauty of Boundaries

I am so sorry that most of you received a blank blog post this morning. The new web site has presented some challenges. Aren’t you glad that there are no glitches with God! He’s got it all covered and does it right the first time! So let’s try this again. Here is today’s post! Talk… Read More

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Do You Feel Stuck?

  Have  you ever felt like there was something blocking your dreams? Have you ever felt that there was something keeping you moving forward in life? Have you ever felt that you were STUCK. That’s exactly the quandary I found myself stuck in several years ago. After I had gone to college for two years, I… Read More

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When Everything is Not “Just Fine”

  I can still remember the Saturday night rituals at my house when I was six-years-old.  My mother wound my sun-streaked ash blonde hair in what seemed like a hundred pink sponge rollers.  She’d swipe her middle and pointer fingers through the sticky jar of blue Dippidy-Do, slather it on a swatch of hair, and… Read More

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Getting Out of God’s Way

  He ironed. I watched. I stood in the door frame of my guest room, watching my nephew, Jonathan, iron the wrinkles out of his crumpled shirt – the rumpled creases out of his crumpled heart. He ironed and talked. I watched and listened. Jonathan, my twenty-seven-year-old nephew, stopped by for a visit on his… Read More

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What To Do With a Broken Dream

  I’ve been thinking about broken dreams lately. We’ve all got them. Just different ones. So what are you going to do with yours? Could it be that you are clinging tightly to the shards and refusing to let them go? Today, I simply want to share a poem. Just ponder these words and ask… Read More

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