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Beloved

Have you ever heard of or even played a hand slap game, sometimes called slap, slap jack, or slapsies?  It is a game two people play while facing each other.  The slapper holds their hands out with palms facing up, while the slappee hovers their hands just above theirs, palms facing down.  The object of the game is for the…

Rowing Forward, Looking Back

Have you ever taken a ride out across a lake in a rowboat?  If you have, then you know that the person rowing does not sit facing the front of the boat.  The rower sits facing the rear of the boat.  This also means that the rower does not sitting facing the direction in which the boat is heading, but…

Of Coffee Cups and Hearts

I will admit it.  I have an obsession with coffee cups.  From the really great Starbucks ceramic travel mugs with the cool designs on them, to the unique and special hand-turned pottery mugs that can only be bought directly from the artist.  I love coffee cups.  And coffee.  But, that is a different story for a different day. I come…

Known

On the morning of November 1st, I woke up around 3AM and could not go back to sleep.  I tried a trip to the bathroom and even a cheesy Hallmark holiday movie, but to no avail.  So, I got out of bed at 5AM that Sunday morning, went downstairs, made some coffee and lit some candles, turned on some music…

Brave Thoughts

I watched Brave last night with the family and while I was emotional with some of the relationship themes in the movie, I was most touched by this quote:  Fate be changed, look inside. Mend the bond torn by pride. Now, I will admit I am not big on talking fate.  Some synonyms for fate are:  destiny – lot –…

Humility

Well, it’s been a little while since I’ve posted to this blog.  But, it’s not that I haven’t been writing…it’s just been for other things, i.e. a “talk”, and two recovery Bible study lessons that I would love to turn into a book with the Lord’s help and provision. I don’t know if that sounds humble, but humility is something…

Miracles

I had opportunity this week to spend some time with a very special lady.  She and I go way back.  I would like to say things have always been rosy between us, but the fact is they have not.  We two are cut from a similar cloth.  We are passionate people and while we can love like crazy, we can…