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Abounding Fruit

As I look back over my 39 years of life, I can see that as a young person, I heard God’s word and was excited about it, but that seed wasn’t watered and the roots didn’t grow very deep. This caused the fruit in my life to be quite small. The soil was good. The…

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Who’s There?

There is a story about a time when Jesus had gone into a town where there was a very sick man living. Likely he had been cast out of public and put in isolation due to the nasty rashes this disease caused him. Anyway, I’m sure he had heard about this man named Jesus, who…

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Bow

You alone are the Lord. You made the skies and the heavens and all the stars. You made the earth and the seas and everything in them. You preserve them all, and the angels of heaven worship you. Nehemiah 9:7 Because of who our God is, I bow down before Him. When sickness limits my…

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Love’s Next Kiss

Last weekend, my church hosted a Marriage Retreat. I was the first one, I’m sure, to think… “My marriage is fine, probably don’t have to attend that.” Our pastor quickly answered, almost as if he heard my quick judgment, “Sure, maybe you’re thinking you don’t need to come, your marriage is good. Why not invest…

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“Leaf” A Legacy!

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children. Proverbs 13:22 My grandmother, Norma Nell, “Nanny Nell,” passed away 6 years ago this month. We were given a beautiful ivy plant. (Pictured above in the colorful teapot planter.) Brent’s Dad, Bruce Darrel, “Snad,” passed away 4 years ago this month. We were given another…

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Learn.

L-E-A-R-N. These 5 letters come together to make a word that most people agree is one of the most important things that a person will ever do. Moms and Dads excitedly post their baby’s milestones on Facebook and other Social Media. I will be the first to admit that I kept my camera in hand,…

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abide, don’t strive.

abide, don’t strive. lips puckering, eyes watering, and full-on involuntary body shaking, happened as my daughter chugged down some sweet tea that she proudly made on her own.  “what’s wrong???” i asked. “was this salt water like in the ocean?” she questioned. you see, my children often confuse sugar and salt. sure, they may look…

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Buried Treasure

Today, I am not bringing you a quirky poem I wrote sparked by God’s demonstration through nature. Today, this blog is more about me than it is you. Today, I am pretty much building an alter here……a marker in time pinpointing an unsurmountable change that has taken place. This is a day of reckoning for…

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Tumble.

Tumbling, tumbling tumbleweed! Where are you going? From where did you come? Bouncing, bouncing tumbleweed! What are you doing? When will you finish? Blowing, blowing tumbleweed! Aren’t you worried? Aren’t you tired? Fascinating, fascinating tumbleweed! Once rooted in the ground, Now mature and dry And tousled all around! Farmers find you a nuisance, Dispersing your…