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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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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Song

I don't know about you but, have you ever been in an amazing place in your life where everything seems to be going incredibly well, meanwhile you have thoughts of, “Oh no, something bad is going to happen.“ or “This is too good to be true!“ ? If I am being completely transparent... I have …

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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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No Coincidences

Whether it's the glow of the moon or the rays of the sun this is the image my husband and I are blessed to see each day. This time of year and especially today, Good Friday, I reflect back on a time in history far before I was born. I remember with tears, smiles, joy, …

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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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