Category Archives: grace

A Year Without ‘Sonni’-Shine

I received the news a year ago today. My very close friend Sonni had died, less than two weeks after suffering a debilitating overnight stroke. Over the past few years, Sonni and I had become very close friends, She was … Continue reading

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If We’re Honest

Here’s a share of my sermon this morning at West Fayette Presbyterian Church. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. If you had faith … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Want

I’m back for another Five Minute Friday rambling on, as has become my custom, Saturday. Five Minute Friday is a discipline where independent writers join together at Kate Motaung’s site — Heading Home — to transform thoughts on a specific … Continue reading

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In the Blink of and Eye — It’s All About Faith 1

Be still, and know that I am God! … Psalm 46:10a I think you may have sensed a current of deep and abiding faith in these pages. While we mourn Mom’s death, we also celebrate her life and the blessed … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Alive

Surprise! It’s Friday and I’m venturing into my Five Minute Friday mode. Like I said, Surprise {okay, that was last week’s prompt word … a little carryover}. This week’s prompt courtesy of Kate Motaung (http://katemotaung.com/2016/03/24/five-minute-friday-alive/) is ALIVE. I’ll set the … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye — The Final Five Months 5

Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer … Romans 12:12 We finally sprung Mom from the hospital on Sept. 1, but it was quickly evident she was getting weaker and weaker. She fell a couple of times … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye — The Final Five Months 3

Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer … Romans 12:12 I suggested to Mom we might consider going to Illinois for Stacia’s graduation in early June. In typical Mom fashion, she thought of a 1,000 reasons why … Continue reading

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