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    Assured and Amazed

    The last few weeks – specifically since March 13th, have been a dynamic, changing and sometimes puzzling time. First of all my friends and I have decided to purchase a little over 5 acres perched on a bluff in rural Texas. It’s beautiful – stunning in fact. It overlooks rolling landscape and the Bravos River. How did we manage to snag the perfect piece of property? It was arranged – a gift. Oh, sure, we have to pay for it, but the orchestration of it all was abundantly obvious. Brazos means “Arms of God”…yes and amen. On the heels of that, I was given a new project at work. This,…

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    Belief Chemistry

    Several years ago I was talking with a dear friend about walking the opposite way from Jesus – who refers to Himself as “the Light of the World”. Stay with me for a moment…Lightspeed is a fascinating concept for mere mortals such as us. Science tells us that if one were to travel at lightspeed, time would slow down or perhaps stop altogether. Imagine, traveling at the speed of light with the Light of the World. To quote Spock, “fascinating”. So what if one flipped that, and as I semi-jokingly call it, travel at the “speed of dark“? Black holes are also strange things, exhibiting peculiar attributes. Theory has it…

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    Seasons and Hope

    There have been times inĀ  life when I wondered and even agonized over circumstances. The dreaded, “whys” and “if onlys” rear their ugly heads. Today there are numerous uncertainties. Our world feels fractured. It is like someone threw a rock at a mirror and there are shards and spiderwebs of glass, rather than a cohesive pane. Some are suspicious, angry and even destructive. I learned a few weeks ago that the word peace in the Bible, when referring to Jesus, is not passive. It connotates completeness. The gap is filled in. The structure is sound and whole. Peace is sublimely strong. Boy, isn’t that what we need right now? Today…

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    Hopeful

    Last week I wrote that my 2021 “one word” is FUL. Today I’m focusing on Hopeful. It’s a word that truly captures a big part of my soul. You see, when I wake up in the morning, I’m optimistic…thinking it will be a good day. I’m a “glass is half-full” kind of girl. Lately that intrinsic part of me has been a little challenged. How about you? Do you feel blue? Sometimes after the holidays, or during a particular episode in human history, people can feel stressed or anxious. Are you in that boat right now? Is there something, anything weighing on you today? Then, let’s determine to turn our…

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    Beginnings

    It’s hard to believe the door has officially closed on another year. 2020 was a year full of challenges, that much is certain! The first day of a new year is typically a day to celebrate and perhaps a day of reflection. Many times, it’s also a line in the sand for new beginnings. Diet, exercise, starting new and positive habits are often on people’s “resolutions” list. There is so much to do! I also have my goals set this year. I’ve started another book, which will be number 7, not counting the “strays” that haven’t actually made it to the publisher yet. One thing I usually do every year…

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    Intention Done

    It is quiet except for the windchimes gently singing in the backyard. The sky is blue. Leaves on the trees are a myriad of colors – everything from burnished gold to bittersweet orange. It is stunning against the sapphire blue backdrop of the Texas sky. God’s handiwork in plain sight. And in these moments my heart is lifted to the Sovereign God of the Universe. King David made a statement that is spinning in my mind today. He said, “I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise will continually be in my mouth.” Psalm 34:1 KJV All times. There is something so pivotal about the determination to focus…