But for the Grace of God

This time of year can be especially difficult. The daylight is shorter. The weather is typically colder. Special gatherings are taking place all around. My heart is tender to suffering of every kind. I'm sure you've experienced loss and suffering. I have had my share of loss as well. Reading through my journal I came …

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Not of this World

Close to midnight, five years ago today tragedy struck. The world was rocked when, at 16, Sydney Lisa Jeter was suddenly promoted to be at the feet of Jesus. Silly, beautiful, practical joker, talented, athletic, heart for others, kind, loving, sold-out-for-Christ, God fearing little girl are just a few ways to describe Sydney. Losing a …

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Luminescent

Where do I begin? What do I say? Well, to be honest my friend, I'm not exactly sure but, I will give it my best effort. These are my first thoughts I've actually written down since Mom passed. Each minute, hour and day since she left my thoughts have been all consuming my mind and …

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Close to Heaven

Heaven is not so far away. She most likely will be with Jesus today. There's no longer a need for her to explore. We wonder if she can hear Heaven roar. * A good, long life of over eighty-five years Memories, sarcasm, laughter, with a few tears Children, grandchildren and great-grands Says she's ready for …

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Faceless

Today my husband Mark and I went to the gun range to target shoot and qualify. While the paper silhouette targets are faceless, stationary and not a threat of life or limb they serve in the preparation and practice target shooting for if/when the silhouettes are exchanged for an actual intruder. God willing we will …

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What is Dead is Alive

The other day my husband asked if there was anything we could do to bring back the plants I brought a few weeks ago. They were rich with vibrant red blooms and beautiful green foliage. Yep, I know, not exactly the most beautiful plant and it clearly has no living blooms. I've been neglecting them …

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