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Supportive Wings

The ice shimmers in the morning dawn, dark and light blend together like a freshly found diamond. Supported by the ice, birds gather and wait. In the silence, the sound of tiny crystal wind chimes fills the air, their sound puzzling in the stillness of the morning. My eyes search for the source of the …

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Prayer Rhythms

Fall is the perfect time to unplug for a few days. My annual trip up north to visit my dad gives me the space to slow down and rest. There is something about being in a new location with a different rhythm of life. I love that the internet service is slow and the tv …

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Changing Seasons

Changing Seasons

Wrapped in a hoodie, my hands tucked in the sleeves, I am surprised by fall this year. The cooler air, the muted greens and yellows of the leaves and the morning wind, all reminders the season is changing. I’ve enjoyed the summer on the lake. Waterskiing, sunset cruises, and gatherings with family and friends. Each a …

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Butterflies

Leaves rustle, twisting and turning in the breeze as the forest branches sway, making a symphony of music. Along the path, fluttering through the air, rising and falling with the breeze, a small yellow butterfly searches for a place to land. The sunlight enhances its bright yellow hues. Though smaller than the nail of my …

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Daisies

This is the day the Lord has made.We will rejoice and be glad in it.Psalm 118:24 Walking up from the water, my face lights up, I’ve come upon an unexpected surprise. A lovely bunch of daisies have sprouted up and bloomed in our perennial garden. They were not there last year. I have no idea …

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Source of Joy

Over the last few years, as I was going through dialysis and waiting for my kidney transplant, people often remarked on my joyful spirit. I explained my joy was part of the way God wired me and I have always tended to approach life with a joyful spirit. I shared how God was sustaining me …

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Strong Foundations

15 tons of gravel have been brought in by bobcat, scoop by scoop, carefully laid, 2” at a time to create a secure foundation for an 18” retaining wall. Added is a large spool of geo grid to help secure the wall being built. This wall supports the patio which will be laid on top, …

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Hope and Renewal

Slowly my eyes open as my brain awakens to the celebration songs of spring. A sweet chirping, a calling back and forth, announcing their return, the birds welcome one another back. Opening the curtains, I’m amazed to see the ice no longer has its grip on the lake. Could it be, is it too early …

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In Step With God

Brisk air fills our lungs, refreshing, invigorating. Walking hand in hand, our pace increases, our walking rhythm matching one another. Deep ruts invade the path before us, evidence of the work being done in the forest. We separate, avoiding the deep ruts, our pace slows as we climb to the summit. As the terrain levels, …

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Spiritual Trainer

My walks are one thing I do that helps me stay mindful in my daily life and is great training for my physical body. I also use this time to talk with Jesus as He helps me focus on what’s important. He’s my morning spiritual trainer. Lately, there’s been a hiccup in my routine. My …

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Surrendered Rest

Opening her front door, her breath catches as a soft glow of oranges and reds paints the sky. Closing her eyes, she lifts her face to the sun, inhales and puts one foot in front of the other. Her mind needs to rest. Her morning walk is the only time of the day that is …

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Holy Week

This week I’ve found myself forgetting it’s Holy Week. I’m not entirely sure why my focus is elsewhere. It could be because the weather is less than spring like or I am heart broken by what’s going on in the world around me. I can list a myriad of other reasons for my distraction, all …

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