Good Morning! Oh, wait, it’s already past noon. Well, anyway, happy Monday! No, no, that’s not right either it’s Friday the 7th of July. Nope, try again Patsy, it’s AUGUST. August? That means the last month of summer, and I was waiting for vacation to start. You know, trips to Disneyland, neighborhood barbecues, beaches, concerts,…

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How can the days feel so long and yet the months scurry?  Covid-19 has certainly been jarring to our world. It’s changed our plans, highlighted our loneliness, increased our anxiety, impacted our economy, exposed our frailty… In and through this journey Jesus remains who He has always been. Savior, Shepherd, Counselor, Healer, Companion, etc.  Remember…

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I came across something just recently that delighted me. First of all, let me tell you that I’m a magazine girl. I like being able to go in and out of an article quickly. I like to learn that way as well as learning in a hefty book full of teaching. But when my mind…

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Hey, girlfriends would you like to join me for some writerly fun? Our mutual long season of “time out” has reminded many of us of the immense joy in and necessity of community. So I thought, let’s get together on Facebook and talk about pals, paper, and potstickers. Huh? Potstickers? (keep reading). I’ve decided to form…

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Guards with bloody hands gambled for His clothes. Rulers sneered. And the people stood by and looked on. Darkness rumbled thundering judgment, the sacred rent in half, while the stench of death filled the land. The screams of suffering went eerily silent. It was earth’s darkest hour.   Hope drained. The grave was sealed, as was…

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I must confess I am smitten with the Genesis creation account. It fills me with wonder and awe. I close my eyes and try to imagine the holy dynamics of those first birth pangs as darkness and disorder are called into form and light.  To help my finite brain wrap around that moment… I think…

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Daily Life

“Second Wind; A Fresh Run at Life” by Charles Swindoll. It’s a slim volume with a massive message that I still remember today, over 35 years later. Of course, I do, since I read it over and over because it fed my spirit. The best attributes of its content is Charles Swindoll’s way with words…

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“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” -Anonymous Dip your pen into the ink of your purpose for it can be an indelible map to help guide your feet.…

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Some people wake up happy. No reason, just happy. For y-e-a-r-s those saccharin souls annoyed me. Or at least when I was young and unaccustomed and uneducated in accurately naming my emotions, but I would learn differently as an adult. Turns out that the more accurate word for my annoyance was and is envy. Eek……

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