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We Are Called to Be Different

We are called to be different. These days many of us would prefer to melt into the crowd than to stand out as different. We would rather not stand out or bring attention to ourselves. But in truth, as Christians, we really should be different. Our lives should attract others to us. No, rather it should attract… Continue reading We Are Called to Be Different

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The Lord is Near to the Brokenhearted

 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted     and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18   This has been a year of great trouble. All around the world there are be earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, mudslides, not to mention terrorist attacks. There are so many people hurting in the world. Possibly even you are hurting today. You may be grieving… Continue reading The Lord is Near to the Brokenhearted

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Discover the Meaning in Life

Discover With the Wisest Man on Earth Even though he was the wisest man of all time, King Solomon discovered much in his life. It’s kind of comforting to know that the wisest man of all time discovered that life is pretty much meaningless. If it was meaningless for him, no wonder we feel that… Continue reading Discover the Meaning in Life

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The Solid Rock Can Be Your Support

Giving Support When I heard the prompt, “support” my mind went in many directions. So many ideas came to mind. Support the hurricane victims Support your ball team Support your local church Support Your Local Sheriff (a Western Comedy) Support me in the whelming flood But my mind kept going to a phrase from a… Continue reading The Solid Rock Can Be Your Support

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We All Need Some Guidance

HAVE YOU READ THE NEWS? It’s pretty obvious that most of us need a guide. There is a disaster every way you turn. Right now, there are wildfires in Montana, a hurricane is poised to hit Texas, a friend lost their house to a fire yesterday, another friend tragically lost a family member. We need some… Continue reading We All Need Some Guidance

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Blessings : Five Minute Fridays

What image first comes to your mind at the word “blessings”? Do you think of family financial gain health? But let me ask you, where does that leave the one with no husband, no children, bad health, or no bank account?   This thought became real to me … when I lost my health, and… Continue reading Blessings : Five Minute Fridays

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When You Don’t Get What You Expect

  This week’s Five Minute Friday   prompt is: EXPECT Setting my timer for five minutes, and … GO.         Have you ever tried to say something nice and it came out different than you expect? I have lost count of the times I have done it. I call it, “Foot-in-Mouth” disease. Yep!… Continue reading When You Don’t Get What You Expect

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Hope for the Future

Just Before Midnight I was having trouble getting to sleep, so I got up for a glass of water. When I returned to my bed I noticed that my cell phone was flashing. It was a message from my sister-in-law in Cambria Wisconsin. “We are ok.. Lincolns house shook…and Didion exploded … Thank God  Michael and… Continue reading Hope for the Future