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Unplugged and unashamedly at peace, I sit in silence waiting for dawn to crest, All worries and distress each breath release.   You are my Shepherd; in Your arms I rest. You lead me to still waters, verdant meadows To lean upon the heart inside Your breast.   This morning I accept the gifts bestowed […]

Fruit of the Spirit

 Spirit Living “For the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against these things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23) The apostle Paul wrote his letter to the church in Galatia in an attempt to strongly remind them that adhering to religious law was a dreadful return […]

Dear Mom,

On the Upcoming Anniversary of My Mother’s Death Dear Mom, January 30 will be the 28th anniversary of your passing. It seems like so many more years have gone by, so much of life has occurred and disappeared. The memories are so vivid of the few weeks before and the several weeks after. The terminal […]

Feathered Leaves

Dear Heavenly Father, You delight me in the early morning as I stare at barren trees. The dead leaves barely hanging onto wintry, sleeping branches suddenly come alive at the noise of the garbage trucks arriving. Not dead leaves at all, but resting birds, warming themselves in your rising sun, watching the mountain turn from […]

Doing What HE Has Asked

“And he went out not knowing where he was going.” Hebrews 11:8 Though I would never put myself in the lofty company of Abraham, I sometimes feel as though he must have felt when God sent him out to travel unfamiliar territory. I still experience discomfort when I have to drive an unfamiliar route. So, […]

Are You Submitting to the World of Entitlement?

Do you feel entitled to your place in line at the grocery store, or are you thankful for the groceries you can buy? Do you curse the car that cut you off, or are you thankful for a car to drive and the money to put gas in it? Do you feel entitled to awards […]