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Am I Blooming?

Am I Blooming?

It’s the closing bell of winter and I’m watching the changes in the plum tree out my study window. Each day, a few more puffs of white blossoms appear transforming one bloom into clusters of sweet smelling flowers clinging to bare branches.

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Promises Kept

Promises Kept

In this season of Lent, we’re focusing on the stewardship of pain. This descriptive phrase in itself is anathema to what society teaches us. We’re indoctrinated to avoid, silence, ignore, and medicate pain. How about walking through it? Is that too extraordinary of a thought?

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Others’ Expectations

Others’ Expectations

My healing started when I quit living in fear and started honoring the long forgotten little girl in me, the one God knew intimately and created for His purpose.

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Circuit Training

Circuit Training

Peace is the harvest of an honest life. Getting there requires examining oneself while acting on each subsequent self-evaluation with enlightenment. Obviously, it takes discipline to live this way. At the time, it can be excruciatingly painful, but if I follow through the stations of vulnerability, to epiphany, to service, I become trained by the process, and enjoy the resulting privileged benefits of reaping the peaceful harvest of an honest life.

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Refreshment for the Weary

Refreshment for the Weary

One of my favorite things we did as a family growing up in Lebanon was go on picnics. My parents weren’t into spending money on going out to eat, or the movies, but they sure could entertain with scrumptious picnic food and picturesque rest stops. Daddy loved to drive up and down the Lebanon mountain ranges discovering hidden archaeological ruins in obscure villages.

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

February is the shortest month of the year, but because of it being in the middle of winter, it tends to be dark and moody. We ache for someone, something, to call our name and jar us out of the gloominess. Sometimes we need to be called out of our dreariness and startled into the promise of tomorrow.

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Is Silence a Legit Answer

Is Silence a Legit Answer

Silence is an answer to prayer, if we allow ourselves to recognize it as such. Visualize a time when you were frantically launching prayer darts at God demanding immediate answers and solutions. Did you compulsively zero in on one circumstance after another asking yourself, “is that a sign? No. Over there, that’s a sign! Wait a minute, I think this is a sign.”
Stop! Reclaim your peace.

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Wake Up to your Passion

Wake Up to your Passion

I come to the Garden Alone is my theme song, my personal anthem. Early morning is my favorite time of the day and strolling my garden paths alone at dawn, sipping my first cup of jasmine green tea, is the perfect start to any new day for me.

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Who Me? A Slave

Who Me? A Slave

A show I enjoy watching features two men crisscrossing the country picking through people’s barns, attics, and storage units searching for treasures. I was gobsmacked, shocked during one episode of barn exploration when a massive pulley system revealed an equally massive yoke hanging from the rafters of a dilapidated barn. My mind went immediately to a picture of the poor farm animals standing obediently under this pulley system, waiting docilely and habitually for this yoke to be lowered onto their necks and backs.

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Bible Translation

All Bible passages are from New English Translation