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Hope in the Midst of Restlessness

I am a pacer. I pace when I’m bored, when I’m restless, and when I’m anxious. I don’t know why I choose to pace, it rarely solves the underlying cause. In fact, what usually happens, my emotions begin to rise and fall with the ever increasing pace of my heartbeat, and as my emotions rise, …

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Precious Moments

The words echo in my head, “Come see gamma!” My granddaughter wanting my full attention, she grabs my hand and with joy pulls me to see her rock pile. She sees beauty in each rock she gently placed on her chair and desires for me to see what brings her joy. The sweetness of seeing …

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Delight

Squeals of delight fill the air as a feast of bubbles float through the backyard. Swirling and floating upwards with the wind, her delight increases as numerous bubbles land on the grass. My granddaughter, Eevy, excitedly runs in circles, unable to contain the joy in her soul. Bubbles are everywhere. Let’s be real, delighting in …

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Love’s Outstretched Arms

Life is full of surprises. As I’ve continued walking on this path of a pandemic life, God is placing incredible moments of joy in the midst of my isolation. In those moments, I find He is opening my eyes to areas where I’ve forgotten what it is like to live life fully connected to Jesus. …

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Dreams

Excitement is in the air as I prepared to travel to a writers conference. With a sense of purpose and longing, I created business cards. Filled with anticipation, hope and apprehension, my dream moving to reality, I took the plunge to meet with a publisher, opening myself up in a way I hadn’t before. As …

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Waves of Change

Water smooth as glass, the morning still, the world awakening, the stillness creating a reflection of the sky above and of the trees below. Clouds seen dancing on the water, the ducks lazily swimming by as the sun streams thru the trees, another day beginning. Savoring my rich morning coffee, no wave in sight, I …

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Capacity

I watch with amazement as the squirrel extends its reach as if it is being pulled from both legs, stretched out to its full capacity, reaching for the suet in the bird feeder, barely grasping it with one little foot. Its desire for a meal far outweighing its fear of falling. Its primal instinct, deep …

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Anchored to Jesus

I don’t know about you, but I am finding the current time of social distancing and the ever changing status of the pandemic a little disconcerting. Some days it plays with my mental health and other days it doesn’t bother me at all and I am content at home in my little bubble. I see …

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Abundance in the Waiting

God is present as we wait. As we wait for a pandemic to cease and a cure to be found, as we wait for Him to answer specific prayers, as we wait to be able to see friends, as we wait _______, you fill in the blank, what are you waiting on God to do …

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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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