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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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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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Silent Listen






My youngest daughter recently reminded me that “Silent” and “Listen” have the exact same letters in them. Then she added that they must be meant for Christmas, because “Tinsel” has the same letters too. 😉 I thought that was so … Continue reading




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A LORD-Magnifying Kind of Thanksgiving






“I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us … Continue reading




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Wanna Treat?






“The teaching of Your word gives light, so even the simple can understand. I pant with expectation, longing for your commands. Come and show me Your mercy, as you do for all who love Your name.” Psalm 119:129-132 Not a … Continue reading




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