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August 8, 2018

>I know you said not to text you, but we need to talk. Meet me for lunch, Packer’s. Alice frowned. She’d never told Elise, her BFF, not to text her. What was that all about? And then she realized the phone in her hand wasn’t hers; it was Joe’s, her loving husband of twenty-five years…. Read More ›

Rats!

Throw all your anxiety onto him, because he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7 (The Daily Life Bible) What makes you anxious? Try to concentrate on the thing that’s eating you up over which you have some degree of control. Forget the world condition; as angst-ridden as it may be, you probably can’t do anything… Read More ›

The right words

A person finds joy in giving an apt reply – and how good is a timely word! Proverbs 15:23 (NIV) Simple and direct, that’s the best way. When you say thank you, I love you, good job, keep the faith, you’re beautiful, you’re smarter than you think you are, I’m sorry, I forgive you… these… Read More ›

Finding Family

My name is Lilly Irish. “Finding Family” is my story. Now I don’t want to get into detail, you need to buy the book for that, but I can tell you there was no bigger surprise to me than having my dead sister’s daughter call me up out of the blue. Like I needed that… Read More ›

Books

Purchase Blind Curve Available in soft cover and as an e-book She left home to get away from betrayal. She returns to escape failure. Can she move forward and leave the past behind? Officer Ada Blake is desperate to regain her confidence after an on-the-job incident left her doubting and despondent. When she returns home… Read More ›

Father's Day

The best dad

My dad was wonderful. There were times growing up when I didn’t think so. He embarrassed me more than once, and his groaner jokes were the worst, but he loved our mother and he loved us. He would do anything for us, and when times were tough, he did. When we were little, he worked… Read More ›

Gerbera

  yellow gerbera daisy basking in warm sun beaming happy light. Photo: aryan tyagi on Pexels.com

Starlight, star bright

Awakening

It was a long way down. She stood on the very peak of her home, finding it not at all odd to be there. Inside, her parents, brothers and sisters slept while she rode the wind. It was wonderful. Beautiful. The sky was dark indigo, dotted wildly with brilliant stars. Her father liked to count… Read More ›

Apple Blossoms

Always

Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and He will say: Here am I.  Isaiah 58:9 No matter how down you may be, there will be blossoms along life’s way, waiting to make you smile. No matter how disappointed you are, blues skies remind you, tomorrow holds unknown… Read More ›

Tulips

Two yellow tulips, one red in the garden bloom, new with spring’s promise

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