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You have peace," the old woman said, "when you make it with yourself.” ― Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven When Peace of Mind Feels Far Away When I woke up Tuesday morning, I never expected that I would end up lacerating my head on a metal awning + being...read more
"The Devil's brain is prolific with plans. He has many ways of doing many things. Perhaps he has many ways of doing each thing. With him nothing is stereotyped. He never runs in ruts. Fruitful, diverse, and ever fresh is his way of doing things. Indirect, cunning, and...read more
"Our everyday environment seduces, taunts, and rages against the Christ-life within us. Without concentrated, deliberate action on our part to nourish our spiritual life, the oncoming tide wears away the undergirding foundation of our faith. To stanch the flow, to...read more
"Every sunset creates a new dawn." For over twenty years, my husband and I have been coming to the OUTER BANKS of North Carolina for rest and recovery. One of our favorite things to do is to look at the signs posted in front of beach houses. You know, the sandblasted...read more
Wow! Wasn't prepared for the powerful emotion of two children graduating at once. In my mind, I knew I had twins graduating high school, but my heart was completely taken off guard. Seeing them standing side-by-side, in cap and gown, opened a deep well of nostalgia,...read more
Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-raising, they are unemployed. ~Erma Bombeck I love Erma Bombeck's sense of humor. And, the truth in between the humor. On an...read more
"There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Tomorrow, my first born, Candace, walks the Lawn at The University of Virginia, receiving her undergraduate degree in English Language/Literature. Wasn't it...read more
Lord have mercy on China. Lord have mercy on our brothers and sisters in China, Myanmar, Chile, the Midwest and the East Coast (which has been ravaged by tornados). As news reports flood my mind with devastating photos and videos, dire need and faces painted with...read more
Last Saturday, five days after a strong F3Tornado ravaged my hometown of Suffolk, Virginia, I had the privilege of working with Disaster Relief Teams at my local church. One imparticular, Disaster Relief Virginia, sponsored a LAUNDRY TRUCK. At the helm of this...read more
When my heart is overwhelmed, I have to turn to God. His word becomes a sanctuary for my troubled soul. As I watch the news this Tuesday morning, I stare in disbelief that Suffolk, Virginia is the lead story. Who in the world could have imagined this type of tornadic...read more
"Experts define empty nest syndrome as a collection of symptoms including sadness, loneliness and/or grief experienced by parents whose children come of age and leave home. Unfortunately, because the empty nest syndrome is not a clinical diagnosis, there are few...read more
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