Tag Archives: life

Merry Two Christmases!

Like many believers worldwide, our family celebrates two Christmases. First, we celebrate God’s gift to us. And then we give gifts to others. It’s the first that makes the second possible. Why? Because without His gifts of life and redemption … Continue reading

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A Forever-Life

I found a friendly neighborhood tom cat picking at a dead bunny (we always look forward to our new brood of wild bunnies each spring). Heartbroken, I buried the remains. It’s as if God were continually reminding us, “Don’t get … Continue reading

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Living Wonders

If you look up “natural wonders,” you’ll see some amazing rock formations and majestic snow-covered mountains–wonders indeed. But the most marvelous thing of all is that our planet is full of living wonders. Enjoy these images of life on earth … Continue reading

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Big Choices Are Hard

Thought for the Week “Enter through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, … Continue reading

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The Common Threads That Connect Us All

Originally posted on All The Shoes I Wear:
You never know what your going to get. Random, I know but….today, I’m a poetry rebel and challenge you to explore beyond the acceptable tends. There are a lot of poets out…

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The Quirky Memoir Collection

Dear blogger friends, and normal people, I’m up to my creative eyeballs with a new in-development film project, as well as doing background research for my in-progress Memoirs. So I’m on a weeklong blogging hiatus, of sorts. Meanwhile, may I … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Week Collection

Dear blogger friends, and normal people, I’m up to my creative eyeballs with a new in-development film project, as well as doing background research for my in-progress Memoirs. So I’m on a weeklong blogging hiatus, of sorts. Meanwhile, may I … Continue reading

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Only One Death

Only one death–not an act of hate, but of love–ever brought anyone else back to life. †

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Our Masterpiece

Photo by Ashwini Chaudhary I love the fact that the sky is always changing, never exactly the same, sometimes subtly different, sometimes breathtakingly so. Last night the moon was a shimmering crescent cradled by a perfectly-formed diamond of zelkova branches. … Continue reading

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20 Years Ago Today

September, 2001, was a tumultuous month for my family. We’d sold our Orange County condo, the only home our children had ever known, and on Labor Day moved into a rented townhouse in Burbank, California. The next day I would … Continue reading

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