The Ride of My Life

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Woosh! Whoa! Slow down. Then we creep along the track straight up in the air. Prepare… Creep… Prepare… creep… tension builds. The last day, we teeter at the top of the track with nothing but clear blue skies in every direction. Ah, Beautiful. It feels like we are floating on air. We can’t see the tracks. Only “blue skies ahead.”

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Sow in Tears Reap in Joy

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The 4th of July is a day of celebration in America. After a year of restrictions, families could finally pull together to celebrate. Something hangs in the air. Among us regular folks, the celebrations seemed muted after a year of losses. What is this heavy weight in the atmosphere?

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A Merry Christmas from Florida

Florida Snow on Christmas Eve 2020 (Photo by Milly)

Yes, the mountain girl went to the beach yesterday, Christmas Eve, and that is Florida ‘snow’ that you see on the water. A cold front moved through SoFlo* this morning. The high yesterday was eighty degrees with winds, cloudy skies and a chance of ‘snow.’ As I write this, the temperature outside is fifty-five degrees. We expect the low tonight to be forty-two degrees. I’d better cover the plants! BRR! {Guffaw!} This is as close to a White Christmas as we get. Can you see the whitecaps on the Atlantic?

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Daniel’s Prayer

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Growing up Christian, I learned the same stories over and over. The Red Sea and the escape from Egypt, the Garden of Eden, Jesus walking on the water, and Daniel in the lions’ den were just a few. I heard the stories so much that I thought I knew all about it. What I missed was the adult version of the story.

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When We Are Lost

Lost in the Night… (Photo by Milly Moss)

This week my moms found something in the parable of the Lost Son.  Usually, I glaze over when this parable is mentioned.  I cannot count the number of sermons and homilies I have heard on the “Prodigal Son.”  My mom pointed out a four-word phrase that changed my thinking.

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Finding Peace

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During the storm thinking muddles and I battle fear and pain.  Once the storm passes, peace settles in the atmosphere.  The sky clears to a bright blue.  I survey the debris.  The actions needed fall into place.  God provides the tools I need and I get back to work. Continue reading “Finding Peace”