Category Archives: whole-hearted devotion

Unmaintained.






Half of our front yard has been a mess for quite awhile. Besides having dead grass, our Live Oak has kind of taken on a life of its own. Last week marked the third time its roots had invaded our … Continue reading




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Drawin’ A Blank…at the Internet Cafe






When I go before the Lord with an empty heart, He pens a personal message on it, a unique one just for me. While He is powerful and full of splendor and majesty, He is also personal. He longs to … Continue reading




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A Fresh Pair of Eyes, Please






Psalm 27:7-8 “Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me! You have said, ‘Seek My face.’ My heart says to You, ‘Your face, LORD, do I seek.’“ I greatly long to have a heart that … Continue reading




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Before The First Bell






As a young girl, I remember the start of a new school year being so exciting! The first day of school for me was as New Years was to the grownups I knew. It was a time for vows and … Continue reading




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Love’s Friends






One of the things I cherish most about the Bible is how it sets itself apart from our natural view of right living, of morality and wisdom and love. Even though I know better, I still love a good Hollywood … Continue reading




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Choosing Gratitude






Cannot recommend this book enough. It was my favorite read of the summer, and one of my favs of all time as far as non-fiction goes. It seems so basic a principle, “Choosing Gratitude.” Of course we know we are … Continue reading




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Pen-to-Rest






My pen may catch your interest here or it may not…the rest is between my Savior and me.




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Runnin’ on Empty?






With no one to show me how to cope with the horrible realities I faced, I ran. Between choir and theatre and cheerleading and track and student council and color guard and friends’ houses and church events and softball and running blind into wherever I thought the sun was shining, you can bet I was empty. To fill up, I’d watch my regular television programs, all with families I wished were my own. I’d stuff my face with junk food at the same time, knowing that my taste palette would be satisfied eventually. It never was, but I kept swallowing anyway.




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But I Did What You Said!






When my kids were little, they fueled analogies for my spiritual growth. And I could actually write about them. Now that they’re older I must be careful, because they actually care when I write about them, haha. But this time’s … Continue reading




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