Category Archives: stories

God’s Design

I am studying an overview of the Old Testament. I’ve studied it before, but I felt the need to touch base with it again. I don’t spend a ton of time in the Old Testament. I read it yearly but … Continue reading

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A Treasure of Truth

I am absolutely, positively horrible at remembering things. Anything. I have to write down birthdays and anniversaries. I have to keep a book of passwords. I have post-its and a very full calendar to help me remember my daily tasks. … Continue reading

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Root Beer Floats

My siblings always joke around about my lack of memory. I don’t know why, but I just don’t remember much from my childhood. But one thing I can’t forget is the beloved root beer float! Dad was the master of … Continue reading

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The Blessing

I have heard a million times that “Life is not perfect” and this is accurate. We face very real problems every day. We all have our “why me” moments – the kids cry, the laundry piles up, the dog is … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Cheer

Here’s this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. I was going to surprise you and post last night, but a combination of yesterday’s activities {read post below} and a vivid and loud thunder and lighting show made me re-think my … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — News

Thought it was about to link up with the Five Minute Friday crew at Kate’s place ( After all, it is Saturday. The five minute prompt this week is NEWS, prompted by the good news (??, a double edged sword??)  … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye .– Inside the Beltway 1

So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up … Galatians 6:9 Washington, DC … a great place to visit but I wouldn’t want to … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Reflect

Even by my standards, I confess to being late to the Five Minute Friday party … again. I peek at the prompt, read some of the contributions,  blink my eyes and … it’s Sunday afternoon! Well, the prompt is REFLECT … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye — Working Our Way Back 1

A good wife is the crown of her husband… Proverbs 12:4a The road back east stopped in Toledo and I believe it was a solid time of growth for both Mom and I. It could very well have gone the … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Dwell

Sometimes waiting until Saturday to do your Five Minute Friday assignment has an upside. The Saturday machinations of the mind lead in interesting directions. Take today for example. The prompt word  for the week — DWELL — led to a … Continue reading

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