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Orchid

Making Lists: Life, one thing at a time

I have SO many things I want/need to do, if I’m not organized, at the end of the day all there is to show for my busyness is dither, squiggles and chaos… or nothing. Back in the day I was – really, this is true – excellent at multitasking. Once upon a time I could… Read More ›

Peace Lily

Present day by day

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 KJV God is present. This isn’t a maybe or a might; it is an absolute. In times of fretfulness and fear, when you think you have been forgotten, remember this: “Cast all your anxiety on God for He cares… Read More ›

United Way

Join the fight, Live United

(NewsUSA) – For too many people, every day is a struggle. A struggle United Way confronts by working with organizations across the world to provide those in need with tools and resources to improve their lives. Like transitional housing and job training that helps families support themselves. United Way fights for the health, education and… Read More ›

Happy 2018

And the winner is…

In a recent post I proposed a challenge to readers asking, “What quote or comment – your own or from another source – defined 2017 for you? What do you want 2018 to be like?” My responses to the challenge are– What I learned in 2017 is that no matter what happens, forge ahead. Life’s… Read More ›

A wake up call

It’s never too late to make dreams come true. It does, however, take hard work and focus. This video sums it up rather dramatically. From Video Advice Daily. New beginnings can start any time. Not just the first of the year.

The spirit of wisdom

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him… Ephesians 1:17 KJV   The spirit of wisdom and revelation, does not come through judgment. Listen instead of talk. Empty your mind of preconceptions discontent… Read More ›

In memory – a personal essay

My sister died unexpectedly but peacefully in her sleep sometime New Year’s Day morning. As far as her caregivers – my other sister and her husband – knew, she was not ill, and yet she quietly made her way out of this life and into the next on a schedule only God knows. She was… Read More ›

Twain Quote

An end-of-year challenge

What did you learn in 2017… and what do you want your life message to be in 2018? What quote or comment – your own or from another source – define 2017 for you? What do you want 2018 to be like? I found this Guideposts link inspiring, enough so that I hope to inspire… Read More ›

The Fence

Second time around

A quick run down on some of the posts from this year you might have missed! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! American Gold Star Mothers: Becky Christmas, a Wagon Mound, N.M. woman, has been actively involved in American Gold Star Mothers Inc., for many years. Following the death of her son, Capt. Todd Tyler… Read More ›

Lanie

Gifts that keep on giving

…and (he) said, “Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of the heavens.” Like little children. What does that mean? Well, children are truthful because they have yet to learn how to lie. They are loving because they have yet to… Read More ›

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