I write because it makes me smile. I read because it makes me think.

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Joy

Rejoice

Rejoice forevermore. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 Rejoice in the gift of grace, a new day to make a difference, renewed faith, learning patience, mercy, compassion and wisdom. Knowing we love and are loved. Rejoice always and forever more. Failure isn’t failure, unless you don’t get up. Rejoice and rise, opportunity and tomorrow are mirror words. Make… Read More ›

Meron Exhibit 2

Meron Show at 2 Ten

Angela Meron is a designer and visual artist, born and raised in Iowa. Her personal practice as a visual artist began in 2004, while at Grand View University in Des Moines, IA.  In 2010, at Vermont College of Fine Arts, she completed her MFA in Visual Art with an emphasis in Sound, Video and Installation…. Read More ›

Katie M. Reid

Review: Made Like Martha

Is your worth tied up in your work? Do you believe productivity and performance will bring you happy-ever-after and the recognition and appreciation you deserve? Is that important to you? If so, Made Like Martha, Good News for the Woman Who Gets Things Done, by Katie M. Reid, is a book you might want to… Read More ›

Gypsy Spirit open for business

Judy Boles, the creative energy behind Gypsy Spirit, is from Cape Cod, Mass. Although she was born in Boston, she lived mostly on the Cape until she moved to New Mexico in 2010. Judy studied dental hygiene after high school and worked in that field for about eight years. On a whim, she applied for… Read More ›

Visibly invisible

  I want approval, So I work to please others. I seek accolades, So I put in more time than anyone. I must be remembered! So I devote my time to selfless acts. I make every effort to not offend, So I don’t speak my mind. I live to be noticed, So I won’t be… Read More ›

Spring

Rain

Rain falls to the earth, seeps into the soil, awakens resting roots and seeds. Where there was nothing, now come signs of life, fragile yet strong. Graceful sprouts reply to the sun’s call. Shoots reach toward the sky, intricate and beautiful, wonder beyond imagining, each tiny drop of rain, reflecting the face of God. Please… Read More ›

Persevere

Persevere

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4 Perseverance is hard. Disappointment after disappointment stands in the way of achieving your goal…. Read More ›

Peace

Forgiven

Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name’s sake. Psalm 79:9 We are going to stumble. We are going to stray. We are going to try, to go our own way. God does forgive as humbly we pray, For guidance and wisdom every blessed… Read More ›

Love Works

Love works

Let all you do be done with love. 1 Corinthians 16:14 Sometimes, okay when something happens that upsets me – ticks me off royally – and I think, “This is the last straw, this is the last time I’m helping that ungrateful person! Enough is enough is enough!” A little over the top? Yes, but I… Read More ›

Walk in faith

He is my strength

The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. Psalm 118:14 You are wandering in the desert, alone, afraid, disoriented. What do you do? Pull out your cellphone and pray you have service! Life can feel a bit like being lost in an unknown place. Panic sets in and you know you… Read More ›

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