Passing Through The Waters

Passing Through The Waters

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:2 2016 has by far and away been the most...

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Broken Things

Broken Things

It is not always my favorite thing to learn the things that the Lord has to teach me. At this very moment I am writing this blog by speaking into my speaker phone because I broke my wrist on Saturday night. Yep, I tripped on a yoga mat in the garage and fell on my...

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Estranged: My Recent Journey

Estranged: My Recent Journey

I am estranged from my parents.  I cannot tell you how hard it was to write those words.  It's a painful secret that I try to keep to myself. In the past six months I have learned more about Jesus than in the previous 57 years of my life.  While my journey has been...

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The Weakness of a Strong Woman

The Weakness of a Strong Woman

I love strong women.  I raised a strong woman.  I encouraged my sons to marry strong women.  My friends are strong women.  I have little tolerance for mamby pamby, weak minded, needy - I'll do anything to please you and please feel free to stomp on me with golf cleats...

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Tripping on Guilt

Tripping on Guilt

If you had to guess - how many times a month would you estimate that you do something you don't want to do out of guilt? Guilt - the word itself feels like a gavel pounding on the table and the fingers pointing in my direction.  It's your fault...you should have...you...

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Bitter Pills

Bitter Pills

There are some things in life that cannot be changed.  There are times when no matter how much we try, pray, research, plead, argue, deny, try something new, come up with new solutions or talk about it...sometimes it seems there is nothing more that we can do.  I am...

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When Death Knocks at Your Door

When Death Knocks at Your Door

On Sunday February 7th, 2016, my brother died.  I was talking to him on the phone just one hour before the Super Bowl was to begin.  I asked him which team he was rooting for and he definitely wanted Peyton Manning's team to win. As we hung up the phone he spoke his...

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Centering My Mind

Centering My Mind

During the last 3 1/2 months of I have learned a few things about myself.  A lot of things.  For the umpteenth time in my life I am on a weight loss program and at 57 years old I am bound and determined to get this thing settled once and for all. I have known about...

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The 80% Theory

The 80% Theory

I have a lot of "theories" - according to me.  They are theories I have come up with from my experiences and from observing the lives of people around me.  I test them often to see if they really hold up.  And I have decided that they pretty much hold up 80% of the...

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