Month: March 2017

A HEART FOR HUGS

A HEART FOR HUGS

“Mr. & Mrs. Daruk, you need to prepare yourselves. Isaiah went far too long without oxygen to his brain. He WILL suffer brain damage as a result,” said the NICU doctor. Nurses echoed his sentiments as tears streamed down their faces nine years ago. “Mom, I wrote you something today,” Isaiah said as he handed…

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BROKEN

BROKEN

“Mommy, he sobbed, it’s broken. My favorite toy is broken!” Toy pieces took turns falling out of his hands as he attempted to bring them to me for repair. This scene has unfolded many times in my house especially when the children were little. In some cases I was able to fix what was broken…

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THE PERPETUAL DO-OVER

THE PERPETUAL DO-OVER

How often I have longed for do-overs at various points in my life. I can close my eyes and think of several instances. No matter how bad I’d like to, I can’t go back in time and change the past. We each have only one life to live but could it be that each day…

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THE BLANK CANVAS

THE BLANK CANVAS

Have you noticed that God often gifts us with truths wrapped in packages that we can intimately understand? He did the same with his disciples as he spoke to them in parables common to their own lives at the time. Artistic creativity is definitely a package I love to open! Writing, sketching, painting and crafting…

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WEEP WITH THOSE WHO WEEP

WEEP WITH THOSE WHO WEEP

Where do you find yourself along life’s journey? Are you in a valley where darkness surrounds you on all sides? Are you on the mountain top where joy abounds? Are you where the majority of our time seems to pass in the daily grind of life? Wherever you find yourself I pray the Holy Spirit…

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TIME

TIME

Looking out the window I smile as the snow gently covers the beautiful pine trees that line my backyard.  I smile because of its radiance but also because it serves as an excuse for me to stay in my pajamas all day and go nowhere. It seems to take something unforeseen and perhaps even out…

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EROSION

EROSION

Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Have you ever found yourself careening down a trail of thoughts unsure of how you arrived at the present one which seems to have absolutely nothing to do with what you were originally thinking? I certainly have. I find…

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LEAVING A LEGACY

LEAVING A LEGACY

I write this entry not long after laying my precious grandmother to rest.  My heart is full of mixed emotions and I am unsure from moment to moment which one will surface.  The steady flow of loved ones who poured in to see her over the last two days spoke volumes about her life.  All…

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JOURNEYS END

JOURNEYS END

Reflections from the day my precious Grandmother went home. Today began like any other non-eventful day although it certainly did not end that way.  Life sometimes has a way of doing that and usually when we least expect it.  While sitting at home writing I received a phone call that my grandmother was in the…

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