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Floating in Water

Some people have difficulty floating in water. They awkwardly fumble around, trying to lay on their back in the water without sinking. They wave their arms back and forth in the water trying to support themselves. They lean their head back farther and tense their spine. To no avail. The harder they struggle, the more elusive the task becomes.  Not me. I’m a natural born floater. It’s one of my

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Children Learn What They Live

When I was growing up, I remember a small poster that made the move with us from house to house. It was usually somewhere in the kitchen or taped to the laundry room door. On the poster was a poem called “Children Learn What They Live”. It was originally written in 1954. What I liked about the poem was how simple it seemed at the time.  Children Learn What They

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Better Together

Hi Friends! I have some ideas to share with you. God has been very real to me lately as I have spent additional time praying for wisdom in how I could best serve Him through this blog. I plan to keep posting stories from my journey and how grateful I am for all I’m learning about myself and about God. I also want to begin providing resources for you to

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Proverbs 17:3

Pass The Test

Have you heard of Hezekiah? He was the King of Judah around 700 BC. I didn’t know much about him but I learned about his life this week in my bible reading. You can read about him in 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, and Isaiah.  For most of his life Hezekiah was a good king, faithful and obedient to God. As a result, God blessed him with success in all he

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God’s Love Language

Gary Chapman wrote a book in 1992 called The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts. Chapman’s conclusion is that there are five emotional love languages—five ways that people speak and understand emotional love. They are: 1.    Words of Affirmation – using words of respect and love to build up your spouse 2.    Quality Time – giving your spouse your undivided attention; spending time together 3.    Gifts – giving things to your spouse which shows you

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The Perfect Father

When I was 4 or 5 years old, I remember going flying with my Dad. He was an experienced pilot and loved flying a Glider, sometimes called a Sailplane. It’s a light aircraft with no engine that is designed to stay aloft for long periods soaring on currents of air. I don’t have a complete recollection of the day, just bits and pieces of memories. I remember the feeling of

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Have you ever been an innocent victim?

What About the Innocent?

When I was about 20 I was the victim of a crime. It happened more than 40 years ago and the incident rarely comes to mind anymore. I was an innocent victim and yet I live with the occasional remembrance of a traumatic experience perpetrated by someone else. Have you ever been deeply hurt by the sinful choices of another person? Maybe you are suffering right now with a profound

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He Delights in You

Recently I’ve gotten to spend time with my precious grandchildren. Whenever I know I will be  with them I am filled with pure delight. They bring me such pleasure and joy. They may be laughing or fussy, happy or tired, or maybe even a little smelly – I don’t care.  Just being in the same room brings me pure joy! Every visit we have, I am delighted to see these

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