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Hurricane Arthur

It was 4:30 in the morning and everything stilled. No longer was rain pounding against the glass doors and windows. The winds ceased their violent shaking of the house, and we finally experienced the anticipated calm in the midst of the storm. I say, “we,” but, honestly, I was the only one awake in our vacation […]

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identify your fears

Were you ever told as a child not to cross your eyes because your face may end up stuck like that? I’m sure many a child held on to that fear! Do you remember any childhood fears? My older sister could produce screams of terror from me with threats of the boogie man coming to […]

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what I learned today on the running trail

Have you ever noticed how a hilly and wooded trail is such a picture of life? There are ups and downs, twists and turns, closed in spaces and an opening up to a spectacular vista of expansive waterfront. (Sorry! That would be the most magnificent trail that I have the privilege of running! I do […]

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looking for love

For whose commendation are you striving?  If you are like I am, words of affirmation speak love to your precious heart.  I store away each positive thing spoken to me and guard it like treasure. I think we all like to know that we are pleasing others, but ultimately whom do we aim to please?  Whose […]

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no worries

In a quick exchange with another shopper today, I must have apologized for getting in his way, because I remember hearing him say in response, “no worries.”  That caught my attention.  I say “no worries.”  I picked it up years ago from a British friend who charmed me with her casual expression and beautiful accent. […]

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Jesus brings the needed freedom

“Would that every psychiatrist, every therapist, every personal counselor in the country understood that sin, guilt, the wrath of God, and therefore the fear of death create all other fears and lurk underneath all manner of neuroses.  Until this central fear is dealt with, these other fears must linger on.  Why is that?  Because only […]

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do not fear

Fear is an inhibitor.  It blocks the things of God that are already in place for us to receive.  When we say “no” to fear and “yes” to faith, we appropriate our spiritual inheritance.  Is there lack in your life?  Identify the fear and choose to trust God based on the truth of His Word. […]

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