Present

I greatly value presence. Gifts are nice. Flowers are lovely. Words and praise are a blessing. Activities can be fun. However, the best way to communicate love to me is presence (time). I love having the undivided attention of the people I love. I love to give undivided attention to those I love. In the […]

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Just Cling

At times I find myself overwhelmed. It feels as though I am pulled in many directions and there is not enough time or energy to meet the demands. Other times, I am hurt. I open my heart up and it feels stomped on. In these moments, I long to be a turtle. Then, I could […]

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Never Forget

September 11th is one of those days many of us will never forget. I can remember every aspect of the day and the days to follow. I was at home in Newport, WA. I was a first time mother to an 18 month old baby girl. It was 6:30 am. My husband’s phone rang and […]

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He Will

I love the word will. Not might, maybe, possibly, or if I have time. Not I will try, if I am able, or if a solution comes to me. Rather, I will! It is as good as done! God calls us to come to Him and bring our problems, concerns, fears, stresses, pains, and hurts. […]

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Words

We are all probably aware of the fallacy in the old adage, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”. Most of us can think of a demeaning or condescending statement made to us at some point in our lives, that has haunted us since the moment it was uttered. […]

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Power

I think, at times, we forget that the Holy Spirit dwells within us. We feel limited by our humanness. Yet, we have access to the same power that raised Jesus from the dead. Pray we draw upon that power and remain confident because of Him…today and always!  The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from […]

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Letting Go

The day I have dreaded is almost here! Yes, I am one of those mothers that are less than excited about the start of school. I could list a multitude of reasons. I like being with my children. Back to school symbolizes the end of summer, and I love summer. We now have to wake […]

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