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Seven

After Us I heard a statistic when I was first widowed that every cell in my body would be replaced in a seven year span, so that none of my cells now would ever have “known” Jim.  I googled that and it is not true! Seven is just a number and on the other side […]

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Every year of our married life Jim and I had the discipline of writing down the things we are thankful for every November.  Since meeting with Colleen for the past few months I decided to commit to memory her Alphabet list of Bible Verses this month.  I did adapt a few of the verses from […]

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Taking a Break

Learning to Rest For some reason I tend to crave rest but I find it hard to do!  It is commanded by God but it seems that it is one of those commands that I tend to think is more of a suggestion; I don’t feel guilty for not resting; in fact, I often feel […]

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Dig Deep

SO, I have this friend who forces me to dig deep.  I have not done that in awhile.  She is amazing and I am so blessed to spend Thursdays with her and I have come to cherish those times. So the question becomes how to duplicate or replicate this sweet event.  How do I use […]

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Girlfriend night.  Summer brought up a very interesting thing that God whispered to her and it got me thinking too.  (I love how that happens!) This is not a theological position; that would be worthy of at least one volume and years of study. I was thinking about this after meeting at Girlfriend Night and […]

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I love beach glass.  I remember hunting for it with my Uncle John along the beaches in New England.  Whenever we found a piece we felt like we had found a treasure, especially if it was a color we had not seen in a while. While people avoid broken glass because of its sharp edges, […]

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There is a nursery rhyme that has a great message about the importance of details and ripple effects. For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the battle was lost. For […]

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Hope is a Weapon

These are words I penned 3/21/09.  I wanted to add some new/more thoughts about hope so read below…. Happy Spring! The season of renewal and hope! Today Jim had several visitors and worked hard on his Physical therapy in the morning. After lunch we drove to LA for his planning session with the radiology department, […]

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Via Dolorosa

The Stations of the Cross – The Passion Week took on a whole new meaning since going to Israel!  I walked the streets where Jesus carried my sin to Golgotha.  We started at the top of the Mt. of Olives near Bethany.  We walked to the Garden of Gethsemane and then up the Ascent to […]

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Discipline of Sacrifice

Encouragement Inc. is studying the disciplines:  scripture, solitude, supplication, stewardship, singing, silence, serving, sabbath, sacrifice. All the study really needs to be applied!  I need to just do it! Anyway, last Sunday Jeff talked about sacrifice.  For me this is one of the hardest concepts to wrap my mind and my muscle around. So here […]

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