The Greatest present

My first baby turned 18 this past Monday. All she wanted was to go to IKEA to get a desk (and a few other “must haves”).   She asked me a few weeks ago if I would take her. I said “Hmm…. let me think about it…”, but I already knew the answer 🙂 That […]

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Presents

the greatest gift is your presence Last week was my husband’s birthday. I admit that I am not a good “gift giver”. It’s not that I don’t enjoy giving gifts, or purchasing things for others- it’s the pressure of looking for that perfect thing- the one that will make someone feel like the king (or […]

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this much

How much does God love you? One of my fondest childhood memories is of my dad asking me and my sister if we knew how much he loved us. This much? – he would say as he open his arms a little bit. Thiiis much?  He would open his arms a little bit wider. Thiiiiiiiiiis  much!  And […]

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more than a feeling

focusing on feelings  leaves my heart reeling  and my goal becomes  a far distant dream  but when I instead plan each step ahead   the destination’s  not as far  as it seems  I had an “aha” moment this morning.  Yeah, that happens occasionally- but not as often as I’d like 🙂 I really wanted to […]

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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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