Category Archives: Life Musings

Dream Small

From the time we are little children, we are told to dream big. The world holds endless possibilities for those who can dream the dream big enough and then somehow make it happen. The power is in our hands. As we … Continue reading

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The Home of Grace

This is the third post in The Grace Series. For the first and second, click here and here. Somehow, it seems that grace is the hardest to give at home, where it should be the easiest, with my own people. The man … Continue reading

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The Gift of Grace

This is the second post in The Grace Series. To read the first, click here. Freely you have received, freely give. God’s gift of grace has been freely given to me through the sacrifice of His only Son. I freely receive … Continue reading

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Sweet Magnolia

In the shady canopy of our mountainside home, a sweet magnolia grows. Every April, delicate pink and white blooms grace its slender branches. This is our tenth spring here, and I think it may be only the second time our … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Go

After my aunt passed away, my mother asked me to speak at her memorial service. Other friends and family spoke about her outgoing, vibrant personality, the way she filled up a room when she entered, and the funny things she … Continue reading

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The Place of Grace

The first in The Grace Series. Where can I go to find grace? The place of grace is found in the shadow of the cross, where Love poured out His life-blood and the heart of the Ransom actually burst because of His … Continue reading

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The Business of Grief

My uncle passed away the other day, quietly slipping from this life surrounded by the people who loved him most. I was not there. It’s not that I didn’t love him, I did, but that time, when breath is labored … Continue reading

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On My Birthday, or, Angel on Constitution Avenue

In February, 2016, our family rented the second floor of a row house one block from the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. We spent a wonderful few days exploring museums, monuments, and landmarks, but our most precious moment was an … Continue reading

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Real Simple

Standing in line at the grocery store, I did my best to avert my eyes from pictures of scantily clad women and gossipy headlines. Thanking God for my ordinary, unnews-worthy life, my wandering gaze finally landed on a picture of … Continue reading

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Speaking Up for Those Who Cannot

Today I am taking my pastor’s challenge from Proverbs 31:8, to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Please know that this topic is controversial, and may be upsetting to some. In ancient times pagan civilizations offered up … Continue reading

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