Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

The remedy for regrets ::: Rejoice

As the ornaments were removed from the tree this Christmas and placed in their storage box until next year, a wave of regret rushed over my heart.  Promises to finish our Truth in a Tinsel ornaments were never kept.  Promises … Continue reading

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Endure with Joy (lessons from the RV)

It has been a year since we have been displaced. I used the term displaced loosely. I have friends in Guatemala who have no place to lay their heads or accumulate belongings.  They are displaced in the real sense of … Continue reading

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Choose joy

It has been a while since I have last sat at the computer to post to the blog.  I apologize for my delay; however, I cannot say I am sorry for the reasons I have been away. God has been … Continue reading

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Dia de Gracias (Guatemalan Thanksgiving)

We spent Thanksgiving in Guatemala this year.  Our family and our pastor.  I cannot deny the thoughts that came to visit that day.  Images of turkey, dressing and favorite desserts back home with family in Texas.  But, reality was gritty, sweaty, … Continue reading

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Sharing Sunday: ushering in abundance

Through John 21, our Pastor gave us a glimpse of the bounty available to believers. The plenty that fills our nets when Christ arrives. “Men,” Jesus called to them, “you don’t have any fish, do you?” “No,” they answered. “Cast … Continue reading

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Love crossing the threshold

Two more days in the Guatemalan orphanage. A place where two hundred fifty children live joyfully regardless of their situation. And here, I have a found a friend.  Ruth Naomi. Yesterday, my Ruth Naomi was waiting for me when I … Continue reading

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Don’t ditch your swim trunks (hope and swimming holes)

In my early years of social work, I had the privilege of transporting foster children to their medical appointments and family visits.  One of my favorite children was Arthur.  Arthur is now an adult.  But, when I entered into foster … Continue reading

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Discovering painted skies in a colorless day

Husband’s out of town.  I’m holding down the fort. Camden’s running fever.  Tucking him in to bed, my weary mom cheek to his warm forehead, I pray for his comfort and healing. The setting sun and rolling in of night … Continue reading

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Discovering beauty on the other side of the coin

As we were leaving the Chimpanzee movie last week, I expressed to Caleb my frustration with the bad guys (or evil chimps) in the movie.  Caleb paused.  Then, using his gift of goodness, he gently corrected his mother. You’re only … Continue reading

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Fudging around for a fourteen year old (homemade healthy fudgcicles!)

If you know me to even a short extent, you know I believe living healthy is part of living fully. Don’t you know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have … Continue reading

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