Are We Watching?

This morning, as I read Matthew 25, I recalled a funny story about this chapter when I was a child. I had a misunderstanding of what this verse meant: “‘So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of my return….’” Matthew 25:13 NLT If you read the story […]

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The Christmas Clean-Up

This morning during my Bible and prayer time, I was captivated by the pretty Christmas lights. I stared at the nativity scene realizing how clean and presentable we’ve made the Christmas story. I mean, who wants animal manure in the middle of the pretty Christmas story? Yuck!!! It’s almost like we had to do the […]

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Look at What You Did!

“LET ME GO!” Logan jerked his thin 5-year-old arm away from his brother. “Logan, I’m trying to help you. If you step backwards, you’re going to fall down the…” “Waaaa!” Logan’s wail could be heard from inside the house. I rushed out the front door and onto the porch. “What happened?” I yelled at Rice […]

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Say Yes to the Mess

Our family had lost everything: our dreams, our home, our jobs, our vehicle, and every possession, except what we crammed into fourteen boxes. I blamed Joe, my husband.  Within a six month time frame, we had lost my father-in-law and every dream I had ever imagined. Now, I was nine months pregnant with our third […]

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The Princess

The clock struck nine just as I walked in the front door. Exhausted by work, I dropped down on my couch, breathed a sigh, and hopped up again. I rubbed my tired eyes and looked my six-year-old son, Rice, in his big brown eyes. “I guess it’s time to get you guys in bed.” Rice’s […]

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The Boo-boo Pile

I was in full concentration, writing the twentieth chapter of my manuscript for my second novel.  I could see the action, hear the characters’ voices.  I could smell the fresh hamburgers in the scene, and then suddenly I was smelling… a strong gust of menthol.  That is never a good feeling when you have a […]

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Bump in the Night

Boom!  Bang!  Aaaaaahhhh! I race from my bed to see from where the wailing is streaming.  I find my six year old son lying on the living room floor, screaming in pain, naked with his underwear in hand.  Anger swells within me! “What happened to you, son?  Who did this to you?” He is so […]

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