For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.  Ephesians 2:10

When the Kids Don’t Come Home for Christmas

When the Kids Don’t Come Home for Christmas

This message is bathed in hope for the parent who has not heard from her kids, who might not see them at Christmas. I want you to know it won’t always be this way. 1 Peter 5:10 My late husband, Roger, was fond of saying, “Let’s make the kind of memories that keep the...

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Seeds of Wonder

Seeds of Wonder

Pomegranates are a beautiful fruit, with shiny red "jewels" called arils inside, containing sweet, juicy nectar that surrounds a white seed in the middle.  Opening a pomegranate and freeing the jewels from the fruit is hard work, but totally worth the effort. Why...

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A Christmas Kaleidoscope

A Christmas Kaleidoscope

"A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn." Do you remember the wonder of a kaleidoscope? As a child I remember peering into a tube with mirrors and pieces of colorful glass. The reflections made amazing patterns that...

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Are You My Mother?

Are You My Mother?

I love Africa. The landscape, people, and, of course, the wildlife are all amazing. Chris, my husband, places himself in the category of wildlife, so how can I not be amazed by the creatures who reside here. Take zebras for instance. When a baby is born the mother...

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Big Purse or Little Purse

Big Purse or Little Purse

I like big purses. I always have. I somehow feel a need to carry diverse articles with me: random receipts, a collection of pens and mechanical pencils, a notebook, nail clippers, lipsticks, business cards, a small mirror, and dental floss.  I recently attended a...

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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Strong Cross Ministries recently hosted five ladies from a local church in Strasburg, Colorado. In preparation for their trip to South Africa, they designed a children’s program centered around the importance of telling the truth. I thought it would be fun to call...

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God in the business of suddenly(s)

God in the business of suddenly(s)

 "God's in the business of suddenly(s)" The quote above was told to me about 12 years ago before I quit my job and started my own business. I was telling a friend how there is no way I could get a business up and running in a matter of 6 weeks. I had to get everything...

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Change is Necessary

Change is Necessary

  Change is Necessary. What would happen if we didn't desire change? Would stay in school forever or would we graduate into something new? So many times, we get stuck in our comfort zone, afraid to change. Too scared to explore other possibilities. And some...

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Who Are Your Friends?

Who Are Your Friends?

Be not deceived: Evil companionships corrupt good morals. 1 Corinthians 15:33 Every successful person has a good, strong support system standing beside them. Have you ever had friends who you thought were your friends abandon you when you needed them the most?...

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God Uses All Things for Good

God Uses All Things for Good

  Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Philippians 4:6 NLT   My favorite verse changed my mindset about my life. It says "thank Him for all He has done." I believe that...

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