Category Archives: surrender

When You Can’t Keep Up…






I’ve had about a dozen things I’ve wanted to blog about lately… But then I signed into my blog site. It’s extremely outdated. Everything needs updating.   I came home spent from a day of sporadic meetings and taxi mom … Continue reading




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Do You Know What You’re Waiting For?






A couple of weekends ago we were dropping our daughter off at the movie theater to meet some friends. As my husband pulled over to a curb to drop her off across the street, a man began to walk toward … Continue reading




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2-0-1-7






Two weeks into a new year, and I am still struggling to say it or write it: 2017. Wowwww. I’ve had some serious life changes in the past year. TWO of our adult children have moved out of the house, … Continue reading




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Count Your Curses?






I was singing along to the old hymn recently, “Count your curses, Count them one by one… Count your many curses, See what evil has done.” Don’t click the exit button. I’m obviously aiming at sarcasm to get your attention. … Continue reading




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A Sigh Of Faith






  “Faith sometimes means knowing God can, whether or not He does.” I have no idea which pastor or teacher said this, but I wrote it down in the side space of my Bible, right beside the story of Shadrach, … Continue reading




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An “Alternative” Perspective for Moms






My social media news feeds have been buzzing about Olympian freestyle skier & medalist David Wise and his devout Christian faith…otherwise known as an “alternative lifestyle.” I agree the news reporter’s description is a bit alarming at first read, but … Continue reading




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Grabbing Hands






It’s not just about grabbing things, as in possessions; it’s also about having an attitude of “I deserve this” or “It’s my turn now.” It’s saying, “I serve a lot in this church, so they better listen to my opinions.” Or “I’ve worked hard this week. I deserve a pat on the back now and then.” And “I am entitled to this person, place or circumstance.” You fill in the blank.




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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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Thorn in my Flesh






To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from … Continue reading




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