Category Archives: faith

Eyes of Your Heart

Would you please give me just a couple minutes? Look hard into my hazel eyes and listen.  Don’t be angry, the reason I’m saying this is because I love you so much. What I want to tell you is that … Continue reading

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A Prayer On the Shore

Quench my thirst, Living Water. Help me trust you God, when I doubt. Remind me of your faithfulness. Enable me to be your vessel of healing. Advise me with Your Holy Spirit. Ease my anxiety when I feel can’t make … Continue reading

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Glass Half Full-when you’re wondering whether to give up

  This year is half gone today, or if you want to look at it with the “glass half full” attitude, half the year is left! Six whole months to do great things, adventures, fill it with joy. Make a … Continue reading

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What If?

Do you ever think “what if?” What if the unthinkable happens to me? What if I get overly anxious and I embarrass myself completely? What if I do all this work and the book never materializes and I waste many … Continue reading

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The Sweetness of Life and Death

This may sound strange. Life can be sweet, but how can death be sweet? I have seen several examples of this from friends just in the last few weeks. One example: A couple who I was doing respite visits with… … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference?

Yesterday, I asked you to tell me about little things we could do or say that make big impacts on people. Thank you to the people who responded with neat ideas and experiences. Today, did you get a chance to … Continue reading

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Home Is Where the Heart Is

Gerrit Kleinheksel and his wife Bertha set their minds to building a big sturdy farmhouse in 1905. The deep dark pine was abundant and the fresh scent of sawdust filled the air as the handsaws sliced back and forth. The … Continue reading

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