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THE GRACE OF GRATITUDE

I went to bed last night feeling yucky. I know that’s not a real feeling, but it best describes the mix of emotions that were bubbling up inside of me. I felt restless, irritable, and discontent. I had my reasons. I’d been misunderstood and judged by a friend. My bank account did not promise extra […]

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A MOTHER’S PRAYER THAT HALLMARK WON’T USE — SALVATION STORY #25

My Mother’s Day plans for this year were no different than they have been in the past two years.  I planned to stay home, not get out of my pajamas, and watch re-runs of Law & Order all day — all plans indicating that this Hallmark Holiday would not look like any of those Hallmark cards […]

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AND A 14 YEAR-OLD SHALL LEAD THEM — SALVATION STORY #24

I don’t know about you, but I complained a lot this past week. I complained about: * my “check engine light” coming on again in my completely paid for Jeep * a long day at work where I get paid for working with the most amazing people * the doctor’s office not calling in my […]

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A GIFT EVERY DAY — SALVATION STORY #14

I took a fast from Facebook because I was getting bogged down in emails, appointments, blogs to be written, etc., etc.  In other words, I was getting crushed under the pile of thinking I was pretty important.  Jesus really is a genius when it comes to knowing how our hearts work.  Just when I start […]

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SHIFT

“Count back from one hundred,” the anesthesiologist prompted me with the standard cue that ushers surgery patients into a safe oblivion.  In those split seconds before everything went blank I remember thinking, “It would be okay if I didn’t wake up.”  Wow.  Even as I write that sentence it is hard for me to believe that […]

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A TONSILLECTOMY THANKSGIVING

The smell of roasted turkey filled the house.  The island in the kitchen was covered with all of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes — a mound of mashed potatoes with a dab of butter melting through the center, homemade stuffing crammed with bits of apples and walnuts, broccoli and rice casserole loaded with melted cheddar cheese […]

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