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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Tarnished

When I was a little girl we had "polishing day". Back then when I heard the words calling from my momma's lips you could see my eyes roll in the back of my head and subsequently hear the heavy sigh or deep scoff slide boldly from my mouth. Guaranteed there was a lot of work …

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Watering Day

Today was spent catching up on things that have been neglected, put off, procrastinated. Any one of those would be true. Geraniums are one of my most favorite blooming plants. When I bought them this year they were thick green with huge plumes of vibrant red flowers. The Texas heat has already risen easily into …

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Renewed

Some days you may feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders especially this time of year. And, in all fairness, maybe it truly is. Western Washington University Bellingham, Washington April showers fall. In some parts of the world it snows a heavy and wet Spring snow. The roads may become muddy …

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Glimmer Traversing

Two thousand two hundred and sixty miles from home I stand in awe beneath a canopy of Ponderosa and Lodgepole pines surrounded by Cherry blossom trees exploding with blooms, and all on a carpet of rich green grass peppered with moss covered rocks. It is Spring in Washington State and it shows in the landscape …

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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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