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Comfort Zone

I have this magnet on my refrigerator as a constant reminder that today may be a day to take another step outside my comfort zone. We are creatures longing for comfort. We like the known, the safety of routine and dependence of stability. We feel safe in our comfortable homes, routines, and lifestyle. Especially with…

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Jen Sophia as baby

Parenthood

As the nurse handed me my newborn daughter, I couldn’t wait to get my precious little bundle home and start life as a new parent. I’d seen the magazine ads. You know, the ones with the new mother in her white flowing gown, holding her sleeping baby as she gazed peacefully out the window? I…

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Earth Suits

We all have this container in which we live and move around the earth. No two are exactly the same. They come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. And just like my car, they wear out with age and require exorbitant amounts of money and special maintenance to keep them running. They often don’t…

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Everything by Prayer

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”    Philippians 4:6-7 Over the years, as a recovering worrywart, this verse has…

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The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room

We all sat in our lovely blue “gowns” as we waited our turn to be called back for our tests. Some sat quietly looking at their phones, others browsing through a magazine, others sitting with their eyes closed. You could cut the air of nervousness with a knife. I looked at each woman in the…

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Feed Your Faith

World events are ramping up to apocalyptic proportions. Headlines are screaming of natural disasters, horrific conflict, barbaric loss of life, deadly disease, and the threat of attack. Some even say it is the beginning of the end, referring to Biblical end times. Christians are no longer being persecuted under hidden veils but for the entire…

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Aaron & Allison wedding

Legacy of Faith

I had the joy of attending a life long friend’s daughter’s wedding a few weeks ago. Her mom is like the sister I never had and her daughter calls me Aunt Jenny. I was thrilled to celebrate this memorable day with the bride & groom, family, and all others who were in attendance. As the…

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There Is Hope!

I usually am not one to write about celebrities’ lives, but this recent suicidal death of Robin Williams speaks right to the core of depression and true identity. His death brought shock waves to the world that loved this brilliantly funny man who brought so much joy into the lives of many for generations. His…

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