Outsmarting Valentines Day

  Did Valentines Day sneak up on you this year?  Here are three easy tips for emerging from this holiday unscathed and with your love life fully intact:   1.  Numerous Thoughts Outweigh Big Gifts Are you on a budget and unable to buy expensive jewelry or perfume?  Don’t sweat it – remember that showing […]

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The Art of Remembering

“Looks like it’s just you and me, Gma,” I found myself saying as I settled into the dark sedan.  My grandmother couldn’t answer, of course, because she was lying peacefully in a coffin at the back of the car.  I was given the honor of preaching at my own grandmother’s funeral about two weeks ago, […]

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The Power of Being There

It was Friday night.  I was wrapping up my last class of the day, anxious to do something fun with my evening.  That’s when I got a call from our local police dispatcher. “Pastor, there’s been a death, and the wife of the deceased is not in her right mind.  She’s asking for the Baptist […]

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Christmas Loneliness

Along with being a wonderful season of celebrating Christ’s birth, Christmas is also a time of “togetherness” – a time to gather with family, friends, and loved ones and fellowship with one another.  For this very reason, it can be one of the most difficult times of year for those who find themselves alone during […]

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My 7 Most Inspiring Moments

    “True inspiration overrides all fears.” Bernie Siegel   I was so honored to be nominated by Pearl Girl at INFJ Ramblings for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! This award is given to blogs who have inspired at least one reader out there, and this encouragement came at a perfect time. As I reflected […]

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Thanks to My Blogging Family!

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. Barbara Bush     Thank You to My Blogging Family! At this time last year, this blog was nothing but a concept that had sparked within the back of my imagination. “Can I really keep up with this?” I wondered. “And if […]

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My Warmest Christmas Memory

    Hearing familiar carols, seeing merry lights twinkling on every street, and smelling the indescribable aroma of fresh-baked cookies always sends my thoughts on a happy trip down Memory Lane. Of all the wonderful Christmas memories I’ve shared with my loved ones over the years, however, there is one that I’ll never forget. It […]

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