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The Process


The Process

I am not happy if I cannot finish…
A book,
a project,
a movie.

I want to see what happens, I want to see the completed project! Sometimes I want to read the end of the book before I read the pages in between so I can see how it ends!

Hmmmmm, I wonder if I apply that thinking to my own life?

I have always been very “goal oriented”. My type “A” personality always has a list, a plan, an end in site. You know, one of those people that adds things to her list just so she can check them off!  And yet, life has a way of allowing situations to come into your life that might suggest there is no end.

And that does not set well with me.

But I’m learning to enjoy and learn from the process. I’m learning to live in the moment. I’m learning to glorify God in the middle of the process, not only in the end. Does there always have to be an end?


When I resigned from teaching, I just knew there was something “special” He was calling me to. I think a little bit of spiritual pride entered into this little head of mine. I have been waiting to see what that was….but the whole time I was missing the blessing of the process.

I have no idea what my future holds. All I know is that He has called me to the “here and now”. I am to walk out this day only surrendered to Him. Then when I wake up in the morning, I will walk out that day surrendered. I am to learn in the process, and not worry about the finish or how it actually ends!

It’s kind of like reading “samples” on my Kindle. Sometimes I just enjoy the sample….and not worry about purchasing the rest of the book. Good training for me actually……

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19


I am not sure Amazon will like that though~

~Be blessed!

In Christ Alone

Isaiah 55:8-9

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Festus and Mose


Festus and Mose

Alright, I have admitted that we are “Gunsmoke” fans. I have confessed that many nights after the depressing news, we play an episode of the series while eating dinner. Yes, we have crossed over into the “Dinner Tray” land of old.

Last night we got so tickled….
I laughed so hard…
I cried.

Festus, Matt Dillon’s Deputy Marshall is always telling “tall tales” of sorts. He aggravates the far out of Doc. But they love each other like brothers. And as usual, Festus was telling one of his stories. Read the rest of this entry »

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Letters To My 16 Year-Old Self: Beautiful Scars-How the Miss Teen USA Pageant Saved My Life

Dear Friends,

I urge you to read this post from a sweet friend and share it….it will help many young ladies from a deceiving disorder….


Letters To My 16 Year-Old Self: Beautiful Scars-How the Miss Teen USA Pageant Saved My Life.

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Can I Have this Dance?


Can I Have This Dance?

My husband and I love to dance. We have danced since we dated. Of course it was disco then…..and it is disco now when we get a chance to dance! Thankfully, most weddings do include oldies!  We actually won contests when we were teens.  Our sons may doubt that a bit.

But we even like to dance in the kitchen. A good Pandora station can do wonders for a couple. If anyone saw us they might laugh, my goodness…we laugh at ourselves! But it is so much fun. Such a sweet thing between us.

I had struggled for several years with how much the Father really loved me. How could Jesus Christ love me without condition? I always thought that God only loved me when I obeyed Him. I was completely immersed in legalism. The more I worked, the more He loved me…or so I thought. If I did not do what I “should” He would not love me.   Read the rest of this entry »


Love Everyone! Excuse Me?


Love Everyone!!          Excuse Me?

No can do!

True Confession~I do not like everyone I am around. There are a number of reasons, some of which if I shared..you wouldn’t like them either. Dare I say if you told me stories, I wouldn’t like some of the folks around you as well!

But wait a minute, aren’t we suppose to like everyone and even love everyone we come in contact with as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ?
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