Memories in a Bottle

It all started this evening when Erick and Mark were going to enjoy a glass of wine. Even though I remain a thousand miles away I wanted to join them...and so I did. This bottle has been opened for quite a while. As I went to pour a small glass to see if it was …

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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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Triumph

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13) By Your strength I Triumph over fears of inadequacy. Am I hearing you right? Am I equal to the task? You've faithfully given all that I ask. (Jeremiah 29:11) Your grace is sufficient and allows us to Triumph over doing life apart. We …

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She’s in Heaven – A Tender Memory

In the wee early hours in 2009 our precious Momma was promoted to her permanent and Eternal position in Heaven with Jesus. There is not one day that goes by that the people who knew and loved her don't miss her terribly.  Tender are our hearts. Tender are the memories. Tender is the grief we share until …

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Rough Waters

Pastor Daniel Gonzales dropped straight up wisdom that Sunday morning when he said, "You can't climb a mountain if the edges are smooth." It made me think of the power that is within our struggles. We have choices on how we face them. We can crawl in bed and pull the covers over our head …

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The Greatest Weapon

As each day passes my mind reflects on the day Mark and I became one before God, our family and our friends. I know, I know it was just last Friday. Lol The images of my handsome husband in his natty indigo suit, pink paisley tie, and pink rose boutonnière, family, friends and a beautiful …

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