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Do You Know What Today Is? Bereaved Mother’s Day

May 3, 2020
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Did you know that today is Bereaved Mother’s Day? It happens one week from Mother’s Day. If you know a mom who has lost a baby, child, teenager, adult, it matters not. Her heart is broken. Sending her something she can relate to, to let her know she’s not alone, and to help her go … Read more Do You Know What Today Is? Bereaved Mother’s Day

What’s Really Ugly at Christmas?

December 5, 2016
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Once when I was a teenager and had a friend visiting, my Mom stepped into the doorway of my room and said, “oh, I thought Lindsay was here. I heard you girls talking about her, so I assumed she must have joined you. Otherwise, you were just gossiping, which isn’t nice. So, unless you can … Read more What’s Really Ugly at Christmas?

Enough Said

October 31, 2016
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Sometimes God’s Word needs no explanation or discussion, just eyes to see and ears to hear: “But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord, I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me. Make Your face … Read more Enough Said

Why Read Something That’s 2000 Years Old?!

March 21, 2016
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Is your Bible as dusty as this one? Do you even own a Bible that you read? I didn’t. I never read the Bible until after Austin died. I never believed it was written for me. I never believed it could apply to my life or be useful to me. When Austin died, I started searching … Read more Why Read Something That’s 2000 Years Old?!

Do You See Me? He whispered

March 5, 2016
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In the quiet stillness of dawn, I sat on a bench. My breath blew puffs of steam over my coffee. The sky was red as the birds sang in the morning. Every now and then something would stir in the lake and ripple the water. As I prayed, divine peace settled over me like the blanket … Read more Do You See Me? He whispered

Ding Dong ~ Mom, Jesus is Here

February 15, 2016
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This is what got me out of bed this morning… Well, Jesus didn’t actually ring my doorbell, but this was the scene that popped into my head after I hit the snooze button (tempted to skip my prayer/Bible time). Would I roll over and ignore Him if Jesus really did ring my doorbell in the … Read more Ding Dong ~ Mom, Jesus is Here

What’s YOUR Word for 2016?

February 3, 2016
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With January over, and all our ridiculous resolutions out of the way, let’s get ready to tackle the rest of the year. Have you heard of choosing one word to guide your life for the upcoming year? The idea is to ditch the unrealistic resolutions we typically set at the new year, and instead, choose one … Read more What’s YOUR Word for 2016?

Is Your Soul in the “Abode of Silence”?

January 18, 2016
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Sometimes life throws us into the “abode of silence.” When unexplainable things happen, it can feel like you are all alone. As a grieving mom, I have come to accept these hours or days when losing Austin is simply too much to bear. There are days when my soul feels like this picture – dark, silent, alone … Read more Is Your Soul in the “Abode of Silence”?

Who Listens to Tiny, Insignificant You?

July 25, 2015
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We were traveling through farm country when these huge windmills popped up on the horizon. As we drew closer, we realized that the windmills were HUGE! The windmills, along with the vast open fields rolling with corn, made me feel small. Very small. God also felt big. Very big ~ and a bit a far … Read more Who Listens to Tiny, Insignificant You?

Check Your Attitude At The Door?

July 15, 2015
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This is the scene that welcomes you when you enter my home … shoes, towels, flip flops, umbrellas.  It is a place to kick your shoes off as you arrive home, hang your towel from the beach, and get ready to relax at home.  Aaaahhh…home.  It may be messy, but it prepares your heart to … Read more Check Your Attitude At The Door?