Sweet Carolina Memories

White wicker creaks on the old back porch Saccades sing in the hot Summers scorch Laundry dries quickly on the line Smell of fried chicken was mighty fine Southern drawls and iced sweet tea Aunts, Grand-momma and our family Afternoon showers, yes ma'am and please Precious n' sweet Carolina memories Magnolia trees fragrantly bloom Four …

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Cringe ~ A Line in the Sand

What makes you cringe?  Back in the day it was probably nails on a chalkboard.  Today, is it a screaming child at the movies, a "to do" list as long as your arm, the over three thousand unread emails in your inbox? Lately for me, what makes me cringe are the home improvements I have …

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Illusion in Quantity

When I lived in Evergreen, Colorado I was introduced to an amazing American artist, Bev Doolittle. Her unique gifting is paintings that tell a bigger story than what you immediately see. I have so many favorites of hers, but I'll share just a few... Pintos At first glance it looks like the snow covered red …

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Commit to The One

Waiting patiently isn't always easy, at least that's true for me, but the result of His provision is absolutely worth it. The word "commit" is a powerful word. It is also a powerful challenge. Are you "All In"? What are you waiting patiently for? What will you commit to do while you wait? My heart …

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It’s Not About Me

"A cool cup of water..." our Stephen Ministry leader taught us. That is what we are called to be is a cool cup of water to the lost, to the broken, and to the hurting. Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks from this water will get thirsty again. But whoever drinks from the water that I …

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Spears in the Blossom

A raging fire destroys all that it touches, yet brings new growth. Cutting away dead limbs from a grapevine yields more fruit. The fire and the cutting are painful, unimaginable and sometimes feels unsurvivable at times, but necessary. Seeds that fall and are not watered or fertilized die. We, as Christians, are called to plant …

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Create in Me…

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 (NIV) As I lay my head on my pillow a thousand miles away from my husband this is my earnest prayer to create in me a pure heart and for God to renew a steadfast spirit. Oh, it's going …

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