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Archive for May 2017

With a Friend

With a friend….. You can be yourself, but if you’re not she notices. You can share the deepest parts of you. Sad or mad or glad. It’s all the same to her because she loves you no matter what. She knows your story and you know hers. With her, it’s okay to not be okay.…

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I originally posted this one a couple of years ago but I’ve made it more challenging this time around. The purpose of my Live Like it Matters Challenge is to inspire you and me to do something to make a positive difference in the lives of those around us, in the place around us, wherever we…

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Passed Down

I have a place in my home where old things are displayed. Worn books, my grandmother’s hurricane lamp, Dad’s horsehair drafting brush, eye glasses and a pipe, my other grandmother’s woven hand fan, and black and white photographs from long ago. All of it sits on an old wooden chest built by my great-grandfather. Things…

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 As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.   Proverbs 27:19 NIV   I planned to write more on this and include some thoughts about the end of my devotional readings from Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter.   But the thing about a proverb is it says what it…

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Face Your Fear

Earlier this week, a story I wrote was published in Shattered Magazine. This is a first ever for me and something I’ve wanted and waited for a long time. But I almost didn’t write the story. The stories I write are remembered ones…..the ones I’ve lived and felt. This one was going to be an…

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One of the best times on the beach is early morning. You may spot a runner or two, a few shell collectors, some slow moving coffee drinkers……but mostly the beach is clear. All you’ll hear is the sound of the waves crashing onto the sand….. and the sea birds close to shore. The lifeguard tower…

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