Tag Archives: hope

An Inspirational Journey

I’m up to my proverbial eyeballs in projects once again – the chiefest of which is my daughter’s wedding (which I’m officiating, btw)! Hence, I’ll be on hiatus for a week or so. Therefore, this is the perfect time for you … Continue reading

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Unlikely Heroes

Not all heroes wear uniforms. Some simply wear their hearts on their sleeves. They may do nothing more than smile when they see someone in need of a smile. But make no mistake — in those moments, they are heroes. … Continue reading

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Healthy Sheep Reproduce

Image by Sam Carter St. Francis reputedly said, “Preach the gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.” A friend told me the other day that she doesn’t “preach” to her non-believing husband, but rather prays he’ll be drawn … Continue reading

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Use Me

“When you’re drowning and someone is reaching down from a rock and says, ‘Grab my hand!’ you do it! That’s when it’s all right to use someone, Alec, because that’s how they got there. That’s how I did. I mean, … Continue reading

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I Dare You

My Real Memoir (Heads-up: this was one of the darkest experiences of my life) My parents loved visiting their old friends Don and Gina. Which left their only child Craig and me to “play” together. Craig was almost two years … Continue reading

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For Such a Time as This

Image by sassephoto The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. On a mountain in a world called Ismara, … Continue reading

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Sunrise or Sunset?

Have you ever looked at the sun in a photo and wondered whether it was coming up or going down? The sun doesn’t change, so what does? Our world. When the day begins, the air is cool and clean — the … Continue reading

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Demonstrators Wanted

“If you love life and desire to see good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceit. Turn from evil and do good. Seek peace and pursue it.” ~Psalm 34:12-14 “And finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is … Continue reading

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A New Beginning

Photo by Andy Carne “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation. The old has passed away. Behold, the new has come!” ~2 Corinthians 5:17 Happy new beginnings! †

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How Will We Remember 2021?

Most years don’t develop a “brand” until people have had a while to look back on them. Some are marked by positive events: 1945 (the end of World War II), 1964 (the Civil Rights Act and music –“the British Invasion”), … Continue reading

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