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

Life is a party! Celebrate it!

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I would lay in bed with her for hours and we would talk. She knew those conversations were preparing me for the next step of the journey, without her here on this earth. 5 years ago I would not have been able to imagine my life without my very best frien

Puzzled by life when the pieces don’t fit?

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As I sat there staring at all the pieces to this huge puzzle that my Dad was working on, I was saying to myself, “no way!”  Give me a children’s puzzle with 10 pieces in it, and I am fine.  But one of these 1000 piece puzzles….I get nervous.  S

Love, Joy, and Snowy Days.

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I love snow days, I love the anticipation of snow days.  It just brings joy to my heart!  These winter days take me back to such precious times with my Mom.  The baking smells that would fill the house.  The precious conversations we had together.  T

Mom’s heavenly party!

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  My precious Mamma.  She is the reason “Joy In The Cause” exists.  Her journey has touched thousands.  Yesterday, December 17, 2013…Mamma went to be with Jesus at her heavenly party!  She is dancing for joy with her Savior!  She p

Everyday With Jesus

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  As my sweet Mom nears her last hours….she told me to sing.  Sing to her, sing to the heavens in praise, just sing for joy!  As she nears her celebration party with Jesus….we sing.  There are so many reasons to sing.  I am so thankful for th

JUMP!

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  Are you going to a foreign country Lisa? What? I was asked this question last night not understanding quite why. But it was then that I realized a friend of mine heard me talk about getting outside of the box,  that I was getting out of my comfort zon

Clara’s Pot Roast

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When Clara entered the room, you knew she was there.  She had a raspy voice and profanities flew out everywhere.  She was loud, and she was abrupt.  She was the cleaning lady that worked for the apartment complex I was managing years ago.  She was rou