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Tag Archives: 2014-July

Shine The Light

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Why in the world does aging as a woman promote hair growth in all the wrong places? This is one of those questions that I will immediately ask Jesus about upon arrival. Yes. Along with many spiritual things, I will ...

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Hand Lettering Hope

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I began creating artwork with hand lettering about a year and a half ago. Prior to that I didn’t know such an art form existed. It has been an adventure to watch how God has used this gift to impact ...

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Becoming Me

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What was your name, little girl? What’s your name? Lynyrd Skynrd I was named after my maternal grandmother, Betty Malady. ‘Betty’ was the perfect name for a sweet, elderly woman, who always smelled like donuts and strawberry shortcake. But for ...

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Don’t Believe The Lies

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“It’s only a black racer,” I said in a matter-of-fact voice to a neighbor as we noticed the snake on her front lawn. “They’re good to have around because they eat insects and rodents.” A few days later, a black ...

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Related By Chance, Family By Choice

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“Do you know the two most important duties of the mother of the groom?” My friend quizzed me on my upcoming role. “I’m not certain I do. This is my first MOG moment, you know.” “It’s fairly simple. Wear beige ...

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Real & True

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“Give me three words to describe yourself,” my new counselor said to me a few years ago. Without missing a beat, I said, “Loyal, stubborn, authentic.” “It’s interesting that you say you’re authentic, because your life is so full of ...

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Mercy Reaching, Jesus Speaking

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Rising panic. I can’t get away. I feel used. I’m dirty. Disposable. There is pain. And darkness. All I see is darkness. Just hurry and get it over with… My eyes flashed open with the clash of conflicting emotion and ...

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Journeying Through The Pain

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A walk with my dogs gives me a picture of two opposite ways to view the world. Digory, the older one, a terrier mix, is fearful and neurotic. He’s just a mess. Dobby is our cockapoo puppy, just learning how to ...

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Deceived

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Recently, while reading a devotional, I read a statement that hit me like a ton of bricks, “We often are unaware of how captive we really are.” Then God brought to my mind the phrase “ignorance is bliss” and told ...

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