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Your Real Worth

I was self-conscious when I was little – crooked teeth, “pleasingly plump” (as my mother would say), and had a fat nose (I tried putting a close-pin on my nose while I slept once … then yanked it off in seconds).  Just felt I was never pretty enough, smart enough,...

Mercy and Grace

  I’ve been on this earth longer than dirt (well, it seems that way), but I’ve come to realize I have a lot more to learn, so I plan on being around awhile.  One of my biggest lessons over the last several years regarded my faith.  As a young Christian, I thought...

What the Future Holds

I reached a milestone this week – four years cancer free!  I’m filled with incredible gratitude for the blessing of health, but I don’t want to forget that time four years ago when I found out I had breast cancer. I have always kept my yearly physical appointments on...

If We Build It

The voice was calling to him from the cornfields of Iowa … “if you build it, he will come.”  That line worked well for Kevin Costner on the big screen in Field of Dreams.  However, there aren’t any cornfields in Pittsburg.  Let me explain. We’ve had three major...

Words of Wisdom

I like good quotes … short, sweet, succinct, simple, straight-forward.  Each week in church I look for one or two good quotes from the pastor, because I have just enough memory left to remember short and sweet.  This week I want to share some of my favorite quotes...

One Person’s Impact

I awoke yesterday morning to learn of the passing of Rev. Billy Graham, age 99.  Over the past several years, as he grew older and frailer, it was evident that his time on earth was drawing near to death’s doorstep.  I grew up listening to his sermons and attending...

Are You Being Called?

A famous quotation of Albert Einstein says:  “The world is too dangerous to live in-not because of the people who do evil, but because of the people who sit and let it happen.”  I think you’ll agree there is plenty of evil in the world for all of us.  Pick a topic, a...

The Rest of the Story

When I was little I remember listening to the radio (a lot), being a middle-class family, and probably because television was such a “new” media and unaffordable to most people.  My parents particularly liked a show called The Rest of the Story, hosted by Paul...

Being Still

Every February we have a family vacation, retreating to the mountains of New Mexico, for fun, relaxation, good, old-fashioned “down time.”  This year was no different, except for the fact that hubby and I are older and feeling it from the top of our heads to the...

Getting to Know You

Source: Google Images When I was in the fourth grade, my family moved resulting in a change of schools.  I had to say goodbye to everyone I had known in my long 10 years on earth — neighborhood, friends, Girl Scout troop, school chums.  I was crushed. From the...

Don’t Forget

Early this week I began preparing this week’s post entitled “Faith of Our Fathers.”  After I started I realized that today, September 11, marked the 15th anniversary of the events of September 11. The events and emotions are etched into my mind forever.  Both as a...

Fear Not

Labor Day officially ends the lazy, hazy days of summer.  It’s the last chance for many to enjoy a long weekend, family trips, cookouts and concerts.  I’m in East Texas relaxing and taking many naps and deep breaths.  This is my chance to get a break before what many...