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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Fiesta

This week I'm working out of town at a conference. It's a neighboring city so I'm not too far from home which is really nice. Just our luck the city has its biggest festival at the same time this year. Fiesta 2018 is here! Where? Why San Antonio, Texas of course. Rich with Texas history …

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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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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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