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    Journeys,  Random

    What I Saw

    Last night I had the most intense dream I’ve had in a few years. Was it a dream? Not sure. Mom was here. She was totally herself – and more. I loved seeing her. She was whirling and happy and full of life. She was dressed to the hilt! She looked beautiful – and happy. And still, she let me know she was here for me. Somehow she knew I needed her. Every moment today I have felt like if I turned quickly enough, I could catch a glimpse of her. Three years. She will be gone three years in a week and a half. I will never get “used…

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    Books,  Journeys

    After the Finish – The Call to Stand

    Today is lovely out. The temperature has come down, and it’s feeling a bit like Fall. I’m thrilled. It’s strange – after I finish a book there is a period of adjustment. For weeks and months I’m “living” in this other space with scenes, dialogue, characters and history. Now, the bulk of the work is done except tweaking, which is a completely different process.  The excitement of the production – the creative license to build a story – is over temporarily. I miss it, I truly do. During the writing, there are lots of times in the middle of the night – in between being awake and dreaming – where…

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    Verbs

    “And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.” Col. 3:15 NIV Yesterday we were talking about glowing. Today let’s up it a notch and talk about ruling. What does ruling mean anyway? According to Dictionary.com, one definition is: “to control or direct; exercise dominating power, authority, or influence over; govern...” So, as I lay drifting off to sleep last night I was listening to Abide, an app I listen to every night. The story last night was talking about the peace of Christ ruling in our lives. If we…

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    Journeys,  Random

    Harvest Time

    So, it’s Labor Day weekend. Who can believe how the days fly by! Living in Texas means “Fall” is a time where the respite from 100 degrees is right around the corner! 🙂 Still, there is something in the light and in the air that transports me to Autumn. Do you feel it? My mom loved this time of year. She could hardly wait to get to the craft store to stock up on pretty things to put strategically around the house. I was missing her so much today as I put out mine. Seasons are so important. They remind us of of the cycles in life. In these days…

  • Journeys

    The Gardener

    Have you ever seen a really spectacular garden? Some people say that a beautiful garden means the gardener has a “green thumb“. My mom used to say, “Do you know what a green thumb really is? Hard work!” Yes, mom. You are so right. Let’s zero in for a moment. Let’s look at the plants within the garden. Each is unique in color, shape, and size. Even the same varieties have differences. Just like us. We are all in a Garden, and the Gardener is our Heavenly Father. This week I experienced a bit of what I will call “pruning”. It hurt. I was sad. Actually I dug my heels…

  • Journeys,  Random

    The Light Switch and Love

    It’s scorching in Texas right now. It feels a giant convection oven outside. It’s putting me smack in front of my computer screen. So, here you go… Do you every wonder how people managed without air-conditioning, refrigeration, running hot and cold water (hot water changed everything in terms of hygiene!) and DEODERANT? 🙂 There are many things I know I take for granted. Once, when I was living in Florida and the power went out because of a tropical storm, my hand still subconsciously reached for the light switch. I still have a manual can opener because of those days! Let’s take this on a different road. Who are the…