“Can you just come over, bring a cup of coffee with you, and talk about anything but cancer?” I sat there wiping tears as I listened to the weariness she was feeling in her voice. Cancer had taken every moment of her life. I remember that feel

Love, Forgiveness, and Burned Bridges

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    Tears were streaming down her face faster than she could wipe them. She was heartbroken and my heart was broken with her. I sat listening over a cup of coffee we were having at a local coffee shop. This was not the first time this month I sa

Puddle Jumpers Unite!

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She was dressed in a cute little sundress as if she were on her way to a party. She had her Mom’s hand then abruptly let go at the sight of the big puddle that had been made from all of the rain. I watched her face light up like a Christmas tree! She wa

Journey On!

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The longer I live the more I realize it’s the journey, not necessarily the destination that is the best part of all. It’s what God has taught me on this journey that makes the destination all the more precious. Some of those lessons along the way have

“Pebble Free” Living!

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  I was up for my morning run.  5 miles ahead and I was ready.  I love my morning runs so much.  I love them because my legs will get me there, unlike the doctors said would be the case 4 years ago, and because it is my time with the Lord.  This

Lessons from Mom 101

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As Mavis reached over with her paw as if to say, “it’s all ok….” time stood still. My friend held onto that paw for hours. What a precious time we had. My dear friend is fighting the fight of her life, and I am in awe of her strength. Her spirit r

“Underwear Friends”

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I just read a devotional this morning that has now become my favorite.  It’s about underwear friends!  I know right!  These special friendships are there when the wedgies of life tear us apart at the seams.  It made me think about all the amazing pe

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

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      “Home is an important place–especially when it’s cold outside. It’s somewhere that I know I’ll be warm and safe, but it’s more than that. It’s where my family is. It’s a place where I can ha