born to fly

You can’t keep a butterfly  down born to fly-  won’t stay  on the ground  flitting and floating  you’d think it was gloating that her post-cocoon freedom  was found!  “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest”-  Psalm 55:6 My girls went back to school this past week. […]

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he who began a good work in you…

I am excited to share with you something awesome that happened to me recently! After taking ministry prep classes for over 8 years, this past Friday I was ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene!  Aside from my wedding day and the birth of my two daughters, it was absolutely the most […]

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Starbucks ain’t got nothin’ on me

Ok, I admit that I have been rolling through that Starbucks drive-thru a little too frequently.  They just so happen to offer something fabulous for those of us who follow the Trim Healthy Mama approach to food- bacon and gouda sous vide egg bites!  They are so so good that I literally crave them.  And […]

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I almost missed it

lost in wonder we sat under  a tree- pensively waiting thoughtfully gazing  we were both praising  the Lord- and anticipating the silent display  a heavenly array  we beheld a glorious sight  while the world kept on spinning  the two of us grinning-   we watched Him turn day into night  One evening last week, I […]

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before the sun sets

Before the sun sets  waiting for the afterglow  watching for nightfall  mountains like oceans  undulating clouds like waves  a twilight delight  playing hide and seek  sunlight slips behind slivers  of silver lined clouds  50 shades of blue  the Blue Ridge Mountains aglow  sun sings her swan song  not a single sound  not a plane nor […]

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stayin’ alive

I basked in their peak today rose petals unfurled all the way oh how I wish I could make them stay alive for even just one more day My hubby brought home these lovely peaches roses for me last week to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.  They were the same color as the roses I […]

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You’ve captured my heart

  It’s a wonderful delight in the absence of sunlight  to sit and gaze upon  a yellow bloom  A flower big and bright I smile at the sight a little bit of happy fills the room         We sang one of my favorite worship songs this past Sunday- Beautiful One.   I love […]

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He has made me glad

I had someone recently tell me they were looking for a sign from God.  I told them that He is always faithful and will give them exactly what they need -in His perfect timing! I know this because He has been so faithful to me. With no stream in sight, lately I’ve felt like I […]

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Get your business done

One of the first things I do every morning is take my dog outside.  We don’t have a fenced- in yard, so one of us takes him out on a leash at least 3 times a day.  This morning was not unlike most others- I was hoping it would be a quick step out the […]

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finish your own sentences

While I am not slim by any means, I do try to take care of myself.  I watch what I eat and exercise at least 4-5 times a week.  My girls have joined me in this quest to be in the best shape we can be, and so the three of us- along with one […]

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