• The Feast

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    Woman holding fish platter

    I love to feast with family, and even though I am not a great cook, I can always contribute something. My husband Ned is the chef in our family, although our children and grandchildren can whip up some incredible meals, like my daughter-in-law Jenell, seen here holding a platter of good…

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  • Child-Like

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    I love to watch the young and old interact.  There is nothing more precious than seeing the connection of an elderly person laughing it up with young children.  We are in Michigan visiting our family.  We were enjoying the reception at our grandson's wedding when one of our grandsons, Hayden,…

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  • Why Do Fridays Matter?

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    Why do fridays matter

    I’m remembering a special birthday party our daughter Kim and I put on for her dad and my wonderful husband Ned. Old friends stopped by, ate, swapped stories, laughed and just enjoyed each other. Some girlfriends and I hammed it up and took a picture like we were a dancing line,…

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  • My Favorite SM

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    Susan Dooley

    She was a woman bent over from years of living.  Her white hair framed a round face; twinkling sharp eyes looked deep within when she spoke to you.  When she would pray often she would cry as she would hold your hand and cry out to the Lord she loved…

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  • Open the Eyes of My Heart

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    Christopher Duffley

    What a week this has been!  This morning I watched a video of Christopher Duffley, a young boy who is blind and autistic sang “Open the Eyes of My Heart Lord.”  The huge audience went wild…this wee boy, with all his limitations, outdid everyone in their singing and praising…his actions,…

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  • Arms Made of Yarn

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    Whenever I read the story about the sheep and the goats in Matthew 25, I always whisper a prayer that I will be a wooly sheep and not a disgruntled goat.  Sometimes people read this and then they scamper away spending their lives trying to earn their way to heaven…

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  • When To Spit

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    Laodicea Ruins

    My husband Ned and I are hosting a Bible study at our home and we are studying the book of Revelation.  It has been wonderful for each person brings so much knowledge to the table.  We have met four times and we are still in our study of the seven…

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  • That Little Voice

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    Tucson City Wide Worship Night

    Last week my husband Ned and my friend Bon joined me and hundreds of other Christians around the city for the first “Citywide Worship and Prayer Night” at the Fox Theatre in downtown Tucson. It was presented by 4Tucson, City Psalms Tucson and K-Love radio. It was incredible. There were…

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  • The Tiny Immigrant

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    Praying Hands

    The tiny bundle was the smallest immigrant I had ever seen.  She arrived from heaven with a lusty yell, all four pounds of her.  Her name was Kate, named after her grandmother.  She was so beautiful and holding her and kissing her tiny fingers,I expected her to break.  We each…

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