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Matters That Matter

It was a good morning! At first light my coffee brewed as I journaled and enumerated my "gifts". #1,491-great hike with Diane and Jim. #1,492-Abigail's sweet wedding #1,494-FALL! All mornings don't begin like this. I hate to think how many mornings have started with my choosing to click on ...
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Life Was Easier When I Knew Everything

"Faith must be tested, because it can be turned into a personal possession only through conflict ... Faith is unutterable trust in God, trust which never dreams that He will not stand by us." Oswald Chambers   Recently my husband speculated about a lifelong friend; wondering why this ...
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Better a Neighbor Nearby

"Better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away."  It's been nearly a year now since Shari invited all the neighbor ladies over for a party at her home. A party to say goodbye to me. I wasn't the only one in tears that night. Honestly ...
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Expectations

Pray, and let God worry. Martin Luther   On my morning walk I was praying like it was my job— serious praying that befits this season. Friends with serious health diagnoses, a sweet friend fighting for her life after a horrific accident and a couple manuevering a very ...
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Oh to be Alone

A few months ago, while waiting in a long line, I found myself listening to a conversation in a public place. There was mild irritation between a husband and wife who were disagreeing over a minor issue concerning a child. A mom, who wasn't acquainted ...
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Is Your Table Big Enough?

Is your table big enough for folks outside your family? Is your heart large enough to offer a hand of friendship to a neighbor or a stranger? I remember how scared I was the day before I hosted a dinner in our home for the very ...
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Reaping Where I Didn’t Sow

I stepped outside into a beautiful April morning and did a little trimming in our mini-yard. Compared to the acre we lived on earlier, this yard is on the tiny side. I stumbled into a small spot in between our house and Debbie's. There, hidden ...
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Back in the Saddle

In our new neighborhood we have a lovely walking path that I've referred to as "hilly" and "good for the legs". Last week I took out an instrument of torture on the lovely path— the instrument I formerly referred to as my bike. The lovely hilly path ...
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Hope in Room 562

I rushed to my sister's side as soon as I could get there. Sisters of the heart, if not by birth. I told Dolly, "I must really love you to drive seven hours to see you!" She'd come close to death after a long hospital ...
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True Blue- The Splendor of Friendship

–true blue :marked by unswerving loyalty March 9, 2018.... a text: "Hey Love...in jackson hospital in montgomery. chronic heart failure they say. on lasix and will be here a couple days. going to bed soon please pray. docs don't know why its happening. Let's talk tomorrow ...
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