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Scars

My husband, Tom, has an ugly scar on his leg. Sometimes he jokes about it, teasing about how "attractive" his legs are. The scar is no joke to me. I think it's beautiful. A recurring reminder of God's continued faithfulness. I can instantly go back ...
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Heal Thyself!

"Physician, heal yourself!" Luke 4:23 Have you ever been going along spiritually, humbly and holily, just minding your own business, when a voice inside says, "Teacher, teach yourself!"  or, in other words, "Practice what you preach."? Ouch! I had just finished a conversation with my daughter, Katherine, ...
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Old

SNOW IN WILMINGTON! AGE DOESN'T MATTER UNLESS YOU'RE CHEESE. I'm in favor of the first amendment; free speech and all. But what's to be done with a word that is both ambiguous and possibly hurtful? I'm thinking of the word old; at least when used to describe ...
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I Married a Stranger

Sometimes I feel a little bit jealous when someone says, "I married my best friend!" or when I find out they were high school sweethearts. I married a stranger!  There were only a handful of dates during the six months we were acquainted before the wedding ...
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How to Curate Your Life

In the last couple of years, I've been very focused on making each hour and day count. You can ask my friends. When they've offered to pray, I've said, "I want to know my purpose and not waste time!" Maybe there's something about realizing that ...
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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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