Category Archives: grace

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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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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In the Blink of an Eye — The Final Five Months 2

Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer … Romans 12:12 I  know Mom appreciated everyone coming for Mother’s Day. “It really did me good,” she wrote, “kept my mind off things. Unfortunately when they left reality returned.” … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye — The Final Five Months 1

Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer … Romans 12:12 We actually have to go back a little further than April 2008. Back in November, both Mom and I got sick … just colds. The problem was … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye — New York, New York 3

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear … 1 John 4:18a Grandma Simpson eventually moved in with us on Peterman Road, a move I initiated and Mom didn’t always embrace. Grandma could be — well, … Continue reading

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