Strength Through Grace

I’ve always considered myself to be strong.  I take pride in the fact that I am stronger than I look.  When I was working as a nurse in the hospital, I’d help big strong men who had heart surgery.  They didn’t think I could help them stand or sit up.  They’d say, “you’re too small …

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Palm Tree Envy

I still have palm tree envy.  A few years ago, while on vacation after a rough season of life, I gazed often at the palm trees.  I love how they sway in the gentle breezes and also the storms of life.  They also grow whichever way is necessary to reach out for the source of …

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Cast your Cares

I don’t like to fish.  Maybe it’s the patience required, but it’s not very exciting to me. My husband however, loves to fish.  When I go with him, I do one thing-cast.  It’s my favorite part of fishing. Casting the lure way out there, I wait briefly-again I have little patience- then reel it in …

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It is well…

We all know people that seem to have it all and still aren’t satisfied. They keep searching for the next best thing, job, vacation or person to give them a deep contentment, a peace they don’t currently have.  While they may have everything according to worldly standards, they lack what eludes them-soul wellness. Wellness is …

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The Thank You Note

Tears welling up in my eyes, I slowly opened the card.  Reading the carefully handwritten words of love and gratitude, the tears overflowed, streaming down my face.  I had discovered the card sorting through my mom’s things after her funeral.  Among them this thank you note, written in my hand, sent to her and Dad …

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