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Wonder-full Plans…

I’m noticing lately all us wanderers. I can’t help but think: what if, instead, we were wonderers? We wander around stores looking for gifts. We wander around outdoors seeking quiet. We wander all our days and what do we find? Emptiness mostly. So I’m…

Silenced…

There’s a lot of voices shouting these days. If you’re loud enough, does that mean you win? Reminds me why I love early morning. When dusty sky sparkles with a few last diamonds and all is quiet – everything seems brand new. Each soft…

Even More…

Just came back from a ‘best friends’ trip. The Biltmore Estate was one destination. Do you know it has 250 rooms? Forget the square footage, it has 4 acres of floor space – 35 bathrooms. As we wandered the spectacular grounds, and climbed up…

This is America…

Proud to be an American? If this is a bad thing, why does the whole world still clamor to visit or move here? America isn’t just prosperity – although we have enjoyed that. America isn’t just freedom of religion – though we have enjoyed…

Soaked…

Rain, rain, rain – for weeks.┬áThe canvas canopy over an outdoor swing was sagging – I pushed up and – whoosh – over the edge cascaded water. It caught the attention of my one year old grandson, but I hadn’t noticed he had walked…

What’s Ahead?

Truth? For everyone who ever has, is, or will walk this earth – nothing is static. Life changes – sometimes gradually, sometimes in an instant. About two thousand years ago Jesus’ cousin John was born. His papa hadn’t been able to speak since learning…

Can You Believe It?

Oh to be childlike – laying on the grass watching clouds float away, to see a lizard and not understand why you can’t catch it, to read just one more story – and not think about time. Seems like one day melts into another…

You Belong…

Oh the heart pain of not belonging. I remember during middle school being in a new group of peers, unsure where I belonged. I just wanted a good friend like I remembered from grade school. To my shame I hurt some to try and…

Lost & Found…

Who hasn’t searched for missing car keys, misplaced glasses, an earring? But sometimes we’re searching for deeper things. Sometimes we’re not even looking and something lost finds us. Just this week I found out I have a niece I never knew about – how…

Already Blessed…

Read any Dr. Seuss lately? Interesting truth in some of those writings. There’s a Dr. Seuss called Oh, The Places You Will Go. A┬ásection mid-way through is about the ‘waiting time’ – “waiting for…the phone to ring…or for a Yes or No…just waiting.” The…

Re-Do…No DIY Here

Too many times I need a re-do – my attitude, my words, my actions, even my thoughts. There’s mom-guilt, forgot to say thank you guilt, bad judgement guilt, selfishness guilt – and the list goes on. So wishing we could re-do: wipe out the…

Bigger…

Seems like bigger is better – paycheck, house, popularity. Children always want to be bigger. We pick the bigger apple or head of lettuce. It goes back to Paul’s lesson: contentment. Ugh, that just doesn’t fit today’s world does it? The lesson is good,…

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