What’s in a Name?

It should come as no surprise that I like words.  I like to look them up in the dictionary, thesaurus and my bible concordance.  I like to know what they mean and where they originated and how the original language differs from subsequent translations.  Words excite me. Names are really just words, too.  Only names […]

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That’s Ingenious

We’ve all heard phrases like, “Why mess with a good thing?”, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”, and “Maintain the status Quo”.  In the Army a popular one is, “Don’t reinvent the wheel.  Let’s face it, most of us enjoy sticking with the norm and we’d be happy with very little change in our […]

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Cast Your Burdens

I was reviewing the weekly planner I have on our kitchen counter this morning and was struck by the fact that there is one event listed for tomorrow that is completely out of the ordinary: Biopsy 3 pm. Tomorrow I am having a core needle biopsy done on a lump I found in my right […]

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Interference

I just asked Jesus to come interfere in my life.  This is quite different from my usual prayers that ask Him to sustain me, support me, help me get through my day as I have planned it.  It was part of a journaling exercise for the bible study I am doing this semester from the […]

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FANtastic Wreath

A friend of mine pinned an awesome wreath she found for sale by 1BabyToes1 on Etsy for $45 to one of my Pinterest boards, hoping that we could make it together.  To be honest, I put her off for several weeks because I was scared to drill a hole in a baseball… I had visions […]

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Are You For Real?

Authentic. Genuine. Transparent. Real. These concepts are everywhere. But when is the last time you truthfully answered the question, “How are you?” Typically my smiling mouth automatically replies, “I’m great!” Why is that?  Why am I so obsessed with keeping up the appearance that I’ve got it all together? Why are we more comfortable sharing our victories than […]

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