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Foundations of Faith

This weekend we had a chance to get back to our roots.  Memorial Day (or Homecoming) at our small East Texas church is a special time in the life of our little church.  It was a day to celebrate a rich history of a group of believers who have served the combined...

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Tender Loving Care

  Today is Mother’s Day and I’m reminiscing about precious memories about my mother who has been in her heavenly home since 1993.  As each day passes, I become more and more like her – and that’s a good thing.  I remember the nights she would hold and rock...

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Don’t Give Up!

                I’m a sucker for sappy movies – inspiring, true stories – the more they make me cry the better.  Now you know how I spent most of my weekend.  I am in awe of how people persevere through adversity.  Some deal...

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A Silent Hero

                  They say a person’s true character is revealed by what he does when no one is looking.  Those words describe Nicholas Winton perfectly. Born in England in 1909, he was baptized as a member of the Anglican...

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Foundation of Faith

We live in a world that is ideologically divided on many levels.  Sadly, violence seems to be the rule rather than the exception, with increasing persecution of Christians worldwide. That’s exactly what occurred on Palm Sunday.  A terrorist strapped with explosives...

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Three Days Can Make a Difference

I was privileged to attend and speak at a women’s conference last weekend.  The camp was a Salvation Army encampment/retreat and it was just that – a retreat from the cares of the world.  The women attending were from all walks of life, yet shared scars in their lives...

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When Anger Consumes You

I was in an emergency room late one night several years ago.  There were victims of wrecks, attacks, and brutal crimes.  A child whose arms and face were bruised leaving you to wonder if they really fell down stairs or were beaten by a parent.  A woman was there...

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One of a Kind

This post is dedicated to a very special woman.  She is the sweetest, loving, and most encouraging woman I know – my mother-in-law, Sandra.  Many of you know her, but for those that don’t, here’s a glimpse of a remarkable woman. The first time I met Sandra was a year...

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God-Given Senses

There must have been a blue moon last weekend (as in “once in a …”).  I found myself suddenly energetic — actually cleaning the house.  I had a tremendous sense of accomplishment while cleaning floors, waxing furniture, cleaning bathrooms, and putting things in...

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Remembering Jack

The start of deer season in November 1975 brought crisp temperatures, amazingly brilliant fall foliage, and the brightest blue sky you could have imagined.  Early Saturday morning I picked up the phone to hear my sister-in-law’s parents hesitatingly and emotionally...

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After the Storm

Ask anyone in ministry and they will undoubtedly tell you it’s hard work.  Day after day, reaching out, caring for, and working with individuals who, for whatever reason, feel discarded from life carries an emotional, and sometimes physical, toll to the one giving the...

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The Results Are In

I’m not talking about election results, nor about the Academy Awards.  A few weeks ago I promised to give you an update on medical tests once received.  But before I spill those beans, a lot of people have asked what I think about yesterday’s “A Day Without a Woman.”...

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A Nightingale on Florence Street

The pain was debilitating — bone rubbing on bone, wearing down any cushion of cartilage.  Movement was excruciating.  When my husband told me it was finally time to have his shoulder replaced, there was no hesitation – let’s get it done.  I knew what my duties...

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A Real Movement

I was honored and privileged to attend and participate in the Heartstrong Faith Women’s Conference this weekend.  I was prepared with my PowerPoint and notes in hand, but wasn’t expecting the numbers and impact of the weekend. An estimated 3,500 women from across...

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