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A New Year

Happy New Year!  As I grow older, it seems as if the years are going by faster. As one year closes with memories, another one opens with great hope and expectation. I like to spend the last few days of the old year and the first few days of the new year, reflecting on God's faithfulness. 

My "one word" for 2018 was "Courage". I . . .

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January 01, 2019


A Five Minute Friday Challenge


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Praise: . . .

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October 16, 2018


A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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It's Friday...what a joy to sleep in and wake up to a new day...a day full of potential.  Jesus, what do You have in store for me today as we partner together? I'm learning that this life is not so much about choosing A or B, but listening for Your voice, seeing where You are working, and joining You in that work. 

Thank . . .

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September 28, 2018


A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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Loyal to the end

Faithful, trustworthy and true

Jesus my anchor.


He is my teacher.

May I be loyal to Him.

Faithful to Jesus. 


"Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and . . .

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August 29, 2018

Under Construction

I don't know about you, but some days on my commute to work, I don't expect God to speak. Unless it's because I need to be kinder (in my mind) to my fellow travelers. However, recently, I did hear His still small voice revealing to me a truth that was manifest in a road closure and fixing of potholes. 

For 3 weekends recently, a . . .

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August 21, 2018

Thirteen - round 2

A Five Minute Friday - continuation

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A few days ago I posted a little exercise of praising God through the alphabet, with the 1st thirteen letters...and now here's the rest of the alphabet! 

God is Near, Omnipotent (all-powerful)  my Peace, Quiet, my Rest and Redeemer, Savior, Truth, Understanding, Victory, Wonderful, X-tra-ordinary, Y . . .

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August 02, 2018


A Five Minute Friday Challenge

Silvrback blog image children are definitely older than that...and I realized that 13 is half of 26 and there are 26 letters in the alphabet. The Lord prompted me to share an exercise (and I may have written about this before) that our family has done for many years. Praising God through the alphabet for His attributes; who He is! I'll do 13 . . .

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July 29, 2018