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    Wind Chimes

    Today is Sunday. It’s summer and breezy. A dust cloud has blown in from the Sahara, slightly masking the blue of the Texas sky. (That’s a long way!) As a kid, I loved summer on the farm in Michigan. Especially in late June and early July because it is cherry season! There’s nothing like fruit or veggies fresh from the source. It’s definitely a cut above. My fingers, lips and tongue would be cherry red. It was great. I’m a city girl now – but my heart still remains firmly entrenched in the wide open spaces. I loved the desert skies in New Mexico, biking through open areas in central…

  • These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

    Legacy from Dad

    This weekend is Father’s Day…the memories are strong. For those of you who either are a dad or yours is still here, I hope the day is grand. This post is kind of for the rest of us. My dad was an incredible man. He grew up in the Great Depression and started working twice a day delivering papers when he was either 7 or 8. The money helped the family survive. I believe my uncle did the same. When I was little, they called me Shadow, because I always followed him around. I never once heard my dad complain about going to work. Not once. I never heard him…

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    Finding Joy In a Messed Up World

    I’ve stopped watching the news. It is a litany of negativity – so I am turning my mind to other places.  I think this quote from Helen Keller is apt today. “Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” Do you see the irony? She understood this so well and yet was blind and could not hear. It appears her perception was spot-on. Joy is a gift from God. It is part and parcel of our life when we are wrapped up in Him. However, there are distractions aplenty in our world. I guess that’s why we are advised to “take every thought captive“. Our…

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    The Little Things

    Maybe it’s my imagination…but the interactions I have shared with strangers in the past days have been so kind and thoughtful. It is the antithesis of some of the outbursts I’ve seen online. I just want to share a couple, because they warmed my heart, and maybe they will encourage you, too. At the feed store the clerk asked if he could carry my purchase to my car. I didn’t take him up on the offer, but it was very kind of him! I wrestled the dog food to the trunk of my car with a smile on my face. I needed to go to the post office to ship…

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    And now…

    How can I ever begin to thank the people who are my parents? From them I learned so many things – too many to begin to mention. As I begin another year, I give thanks. So grateful they taught me strong. What I mean by that is they did not waver in their values. They lived their life by the same words they taught us. Always. Consistently. Their beliefs were built on a sure foundation. Because it was strong, they could be, too. And God, You chose to send me to them. How can I begin to thank You? I miss them fiercely, although I am glad they are not here to see some…

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    Isolation…Truth and Today

    It’s been a crazy few weeks. Our country and many across the globe have been in an uproar over COVID 19. Sadly, many people have fallen victim to it, whether physically, emotionally, financially or spiritually. Or yeah, all of the above. Where did it come from? Where is it going? Why is it here? When will it stop? The questions keep coming. The answers vary from day to day. Mixed signals. Confusion. Fear. Let’s get off the merry-go-round for a moment. This I know. Very early on, God said, “it is not good for Man to be alone…” And he wasn’t just talking about Adam and Eve in my opinion.…