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Home, Promises, One Day at a Time

January 27, 2017 – Home I’ve called many places home. I was born in Chicago, raised most of my childhood in Colorado, spent many years in Ohio, lived in Florida, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Vermont, and Missouri. Some of the places I only lived for a few months and a few for only a year […]

Comfort and Limits

January 25, 2017 – Comfort One of the definitions of comfort is: contented or a feeling of well being. Where do you find your comfort? Where is your comfort zone? Is it visiting with family and friends, sitting at the local bar, spending time at home or out in your garden? Is it a feeling […]

Catching Up

January 20, 2017 – Assurance The dictionary defines “Assurance” in several ways but the ones I like the most include; Security, something that inspires or tends to inspire confidence and Pledge or Guarantee. Through the years that I have been a Christian there have been many hymns that have touched my heart. One of My […]

Wisdom, Understanding, Being Proactive, and Goals

January 16, 2017 – Wisdom When we are born into this world, it is without the wisdom we need to survive. As we grow older we learn and depending on our environment, or parents and teachers we may learn many good things or we may learn many bad things. We absorb knowledge all of our […]

Choices and Sisters

January 14, 2017 – Choices We are given many choices in our life time. We choose who our friends are, what course we want to take in Middle School, High School and College. We choose what kind of work we want to do, where we want to live and even what we want to eat. […]

Shelter From the Storm and God Provides

January 12, 2017 – Shelter From the Storm While Egypt and Canaan don’t normally have blizzards and ice storms like we experience in the U.S. they have their droughts, famines and their rainy seasons. Imagine having to wander through the wilderness for 40 years in weather like this, stopping at the occasional oasis to fill […]

Eating Humble Pie and Quiet Mornings

January 10, 2017- Eating Humble Pie I will admit it, I have been wrong in my life, many times. I have this streak of stubbornness, I have this inherent need to be right, all the time, and my tongue can quickly override my brain. I’m a researcher by profession and by nature. Ken used to […]

Truth and Vengeance

January 8, 2017 – The Truth It is so easy to lie to someone and many people argue that telling little white lies hurts no one. This isn’t true. Everyone has a right to the truth, no matter how hurtful it is. If you feel you have to lie to spare someones feelings, then it […]

That “Gut” Feeling

January 7, 2017 – That “Gut” Feeling Do you ever get that awful gut feeling. You’re about do something or say something and you get that queasy feeling in your gut, or maybe, like some people your gut becomes tied up it knots. You try to reason with yourself that it’s just your mistrust of […]

Time, Inner Peace, and Childhood

January 4, 2017 – Time There are 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week and 53 weeks in a year. There are 10 years in a decade and 100 years in a century. It sounds like a lot, but it seems to go so fast. I remember how I couldn’t wait until […]