Category Archives: Christian Life

Three Gifts Returned ~ Day 5

Well, I thought I would have so much more time on vacation…wrong! There’s so much to see and do! So, continuing my Joy Dare … three gifts returned …  I think the challenge of all this is just taking the … Continue reading

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Day 4 ~ Three Gifts Reaped (and they keep on giving)!

As I sit here in our vacation rental somewhat under the weather…I started working on my challenge from Days 73 and 74 from Kim Klassen’s Beyond Layers course.  Working on my image…it occurred to me that it was one year … Continue reading

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Caught…Let Go…Mid-Way

Another day trip with Edster, me, and Bruno in wild, wonderful West Virginia…     Ed was behind the wheel and we had our iced teas…and off we went to the high country of Pocahontas County. And faithfully, God showed … Continue reading

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Three New Mercies ~ Day 2

Starting this challenge yesterday, I will confess to you that finding the abundant gifts of God are almost second nature when you are away from the dailyness of life on vacation in a beautiful sanctuary that is “almost heaven.” Not so … Continue reading

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Taking the Joy Dare ~ Day 1

I’m taking on Ann Voskamp’s challenge this month… If we are to live differently, then we must see differently… As October so beautifully escorts in a calmer, reflective, more deliberate season…I’m going to purposefully look for the three gifts (mercies) … Continue reading

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To Tell the Truth

Well, I’m going to go back to Hebrews, the passage Pastor Craig spoke of this morning at church. This old, deep, heavy book from the first century holds some amazing insight.  Again, in my march-to-the-beat-of-a-different-drummer style, I love this book. Do … Continue reading

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Texture Tuesday and a Splash of Hope

For Texture Tuesday this week, Kim challenged us to focus on the color orange and use one of her textures in our image.  Here is my composition…using her texture:  urban. Sometimes that which we fear strengthens our spirit and gives us … Continue reading

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Fall Frolic Full of Remembering ~ Part 1

  Last night after work, Edster and I (and yes, my stepdog, Bruno) took advantage of a cool, mid-September evening.  We strolled around the Brandywine Falls area…part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park about 15 miles away.  It is full of … Continue reading

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When You Run Out of Fantastic…

We just started a series in the book of Hebrews at church…whoa, heavy duty…and definitely NOT a fast read…kind of like mining for precious treasures…or coal with a three-foot ceiling with a pick axe.  Not easy, but the effort is … Continue reading

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Compassion for the Compassionate

  I took this still photo last year on the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001.  The plaid under the book is the skirt I wore on that day, as mentioned in an earlier post.  No matter how many times … Continue reading

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