Should This Be Chapter One?

Feb 2014 Copied from my Facebook post on my church’s page: I had an interesting day. It took me twice as long as it should have to detail the bike and take the seat off to install my new bags, so I was aggravated. Halfway through it my new neighbor came to ask if I […]

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Why Me?

On August 24th, 2017, at 4:20 pm, my sister, Pat, took her last breath in my arms. It was truly the hardest, yet the sweetest thing I have ever done. And even in her dying, she made me chuckle. My red-headed, left-handed, fun-loving, pot-smoking sister, breathed her last at 4:20. Of course she did! If […]

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Getting Back to Basics

Yesterday’s passage in the book, THE GOD OF YOUR STORY, by Brian Hardin, got me thinking about all the chaos brought on by the overturning of Roe v Wade in recent months. I have undergone such turmoil in my own mind about it all that I’ve been very silent, as a friend put it. I […]

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God Can Use Anybody

I have a story to tell. Don’t we all? It took me way too long to get to this point, but I am here. Because here’s the thing; God doesn’t want us to waste our pain or our mistakes. He expects us to share our despicable secrets and shameful screw-ups to help others, no matter […]

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Does God Have Feelings?

That question is a direct quote from today’s pages in THE GOD OF YOUR STORY, by  Brian Hardin.  I purchased the book for my sister, for Christmas last year. Then I decided to get one for myself. Published in 2019, it is his commentary at the end of each day’s readings from the Old and […]

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My Reason for Being Here

This little book I started reading a while ago was co-authored by three seasoned and knowledgeable Christians. The creator of the multi-season, crowd-funded series called THE CHOSEN is one of those authors. The book coincides with season one of the series and is jam-packed with lines that give me pause. The passage I will reference […]

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New Year, New Blessings

There are three verses from the book of Numbers that have been sticking with me for several months now. They have been presented to me in various forms, from various sources, many times over, every time I am in crisis mode. And every time they appear again it takes my breath away because this is […]

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Stopping the Rage…

There’s this thing we do when life gets out of control and becomes overwhelming. It’s called rage in my world. And it has ruined friendships and other relationships in my childhood and in my adult life. Very recently, in fact. Did you know that anger is a secondary emotion to hurt, fear, or frustration? And […]

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