take a walk

take a walk with me  see the landscape through my eyes  become like children    clouds illuminate  and direct my attention  to our Creator glittering sunbeams  highlight the snow’s afterglow  and dance in the sky  the sun awakens  ice crunching beneath my feet  the only sound heard  take a walk with me  see the snowscape […]

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Help Us Accept Each Other (a hymn remake)

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all […]

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no turning back

I have always loved hymns, and in particular, learning the stories behind how they were written.  The story behind I Have Decided to Follow Jesus is one that I found particularly moving… “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” is a Christian hymn originating from India. The lyrics are based on the last words of a man […]

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Whiter than Snow

Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole; I want Thee forever to live in my soul; Break down every idol, cast out every foe— Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow, Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Lord Jesus, look […]

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Your constant love is better than life itself…Psalm 63

O God, you are my God,     and I long for you. My whole being desires you;     like a dry, worn-out, and waterless land,     my soul is thirsty for you. Let me see you in the sanctuary;     let me see how mighty and glorious you are.  Your constant love is better than life itself,     and so […]

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eclipse

when clouds roll in over a sky of blue  and you can’t see the eclipse-  what’s a girl to do?  take a picture  anyway!  I’m not really the best at planning ahead, so naturally I did not have a pair of “eclipse” glasses laying around the house.  But honestly, I wasn’t really interested in watching […]

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dream a little dream

  I woke up the other morning with JOY just flowing through my veins!  I mean, I was so excited, I couldn’t contain it!  I had the most amazing dream- it was one of those dreams that was so real, it was being in a movie!  I literally sat up in my bed and cheered- […]

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it’s the little things

it’s the little things  reminding me-  Emmanuel He’s here with me  The girls are maturing by the day, and I can hardly keep up with their changing likes and dislikes.  In fact, just yesterday I lamented that this is the first year neither of them asked for a single American Girl doll accessory  or”toy” for […]

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rejected

While I was out running errands today, I had a conversation with a stranger who told me she had just quit smoking.  I asked her how long it had been since she had her last smoke.  Just yesterday.  I told her every single moment was a small victory for her to celebrate.  I encouraged her […]

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contentment

I took my youngest daughter to the bus stop one recent chilly fall morning, and as I pulled around the corner-  I saw a rose colored sunrise in the sky, dew drops glistened on amber colored tree leaves, and lots and lots of kids. Happy children ran back and forth across the quiet street, playing […]

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