It’s Time to Get Up!

Reveille sounded at 6:00 am this morning, calling the troops to “rise and shine.” This has been a tradition I came to treasure early in life since living on many military installations. I remember being about seven years old and upon hearing it every morning, I would sit up and sing along, “It’s time to get up, it’s time to get up, it’s time to get up in the morning.” Because the weather is beginning …

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Spread Hope

We are in the height of the pandemic. And the virus continues to spread like wildfire.   Loved ones are dying, small businesses are going bankrupt and domestic violence is increasing. Though we say we trust God in all circumstances, our minds are taken captive and fear continues to spread like wildfire.   In the midst of the virus and …

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He Has Great Plans!

Each morning I sit at my desk, open my calendar and cross out scheduled meetings and events for that day. What a different world we’re living in right now.   My days run together; I wear the standard uniform of sweats and a t-shirt and on good days, I brush my teeth by 2pm. A friend and I splurged and bought new makeup 3 weeks ago, and …

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What Are You Waiting For?

I’m sitting by a window peering into the backyard, watching raindrops dance on the patio table.I’m waiting.  The tiny onesies have been washed and folded neatly and are waiting. The quiet bedroom filled with tiny human belongings, his name hanging above the crib and the chair that longs to rock him to sleep. They’re waiting.  My daughter balances her empty coffee cup …

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Advent

Advent, my favorite time of year. I love to sit every morning in front of our tree, the ornaments reminding me of days gone by, many made by my grown children’s little hands of years ago. A cozy blanket wraps me in warmth and reminds me of His comforting love. The quietness and stillness slows …

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