• A Friend Indeed

    Sept. 21, 2018 Kathy Thomas When was the last time you stood up for Jesus and got soccer-punched? It’s so easy for many of us to say, “I love Jesus,” but when you are blasted for doing so what then? Most of my friends are Christian so it doesn’t happen…

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  • Be Kind

    7/20/18 Do you see this sign around town a lot. ..BE KIND… I sure have..it seems to pop up wherever I am. There is an organization in Tucson called “Ben’s Bells” that rewards folks who do kind deeds with a small bell and Tucsonans who live here are delighted when…

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  • Where are your seeds growing?

    May 23, 2018 As I was sitting in church this last Sunday I began to think about what our pastor was teaching…what kind of seeds am I sowing for Jesus? I love it when the spring and summer come to the desert and flowers begin to sprout, their perfume filling…

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  • Never Give Up

    May 3, 2018 It’s funny how certain sayings stay with you. For me it’s Winston Churchill, the prime minister of England during World War II. He fought with all his might to keep England from being captured by Hitler and one day he was the guest speaker at a graduation.…

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  • The Giving Tree

    When I used to read of people helping out at homeless shelters or working at food pantries I used to think, “I would like to do that,” but I never did…I felt sad seeing some of the people who were so needy but I just never followed through. When my…

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  • The Scam of All Time

    My husband Ned and I recently got a phone call from our grandson.  He sounded upset and said he had been in a car accident in Michigan and he was going to be charged. He explained that a  car had pulled in front of him, he was going over the…

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  • Facebook and God

    July 1, 2017 Lately I have been so hungry to hear from God. My heart has been aching because one of our children is entering into a relationship that God says is wrong. I have cried, wailed and asked Jesus, why can’t I hear you? One night I detected a…

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  • He Leadeth Me

    4/3/17 The other morning I got quite a boost when I downloaded the song “He Leadeth Me” by the Martins. It was so perfect, their soothing harmonies filling my heart. I had just listened to the Christian comedian Mark Lowry, who makes us feel good with all his goofy stories…

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  • Oh I Just Love That!

    Oh how I love chocolate almond Hershey bars. Yum! I also love my husband Ned’s cooking and rainbows and the sweet smell of creosote that fills the southern Arizona air after a desert rain. I love watching Fr. Dowling mysteries with my Ned or watching our two-year-old granddaughter Kai dance…

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  • What is Family?

    A long time ago I heard the expression, "treat your family like friends and your friends like family.” That really stuck with me and I began to wonder if my friends saw how I treat family what would they think? If my family saw how I treat my friends what…

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