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Sowing Seeds Of Faith

Planting the things and experiences of our faith into our own souls and sharing that faith with others.

Media Monday |Be Born In Me

How Far Will I allow God’s Love To Travel This Advent? As we begin a new season of Advent, my house looks a little different this year. With the last of my children off to start a life of their own, these walls are stripped of the hushed excitement of children, yes even the grown-up …

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MEDIA MONDAY | INSIDE OUT

When life turns you inside out, is your first prayer to ask God to change your circumstances? I know that’s often what my prayers look like. It’s been one of those months….again! July was bookended with two hospital stays for my mom and pneumonia for my dad. We were all moving at a pace that …

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Feast Of Saint Mary Magdalene

Gently, the stillness of the morning is broken as he calls YOUR name……. You turn, and there he is…Jesus. YOU are the first witness to his rising. Time stands still……..You see him……..and He…Sees….YOU. As you gaze upon him, you’re drawn to his hands……….you look beyond the holes to find him holding the very darkness, the …

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FRONT PORCH FRIDAY | SWAYING TO THE MUSIC OF LIFE

As the sun broke into the morning sky, she appeared and took my breath away. Her silhouette swayed in the morning light as the surf glistened behind her. I stopped and stared until she came into the full light of the morning sun. My throat tightened as I envied the freedom in her bones. Her …

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MEDIA MONDAY | TRUTH I’M STANDING ON

Im on the edge of fall apartBut somehow Your promisesFind my troubled heart This week’s Media Monday from Leanna Crawford came over the radio the other night on my way home from the hospital. The day was long and hard and I was on the verge of a meltdown. First, dear friends were going through …

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MEDIA MONDAY |HALLOWED BE THY NAME

Some days I just need a reminder that God is God and I am not. To simply rest in the praise of His Hallowed Name is enough. Your name shakes the mountainsYour voice calms the seas “Shouldn’t that alone be enough“? When your heart is weary and sadness fills your soul, simply Praise Him! and …

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MEDIA MONDAY | THE CREATOR OF THE STARS

Happy first day of summer. When I think of summer nights there are two things that lay at its core of childhood memories for me – the sound of crickets and the stars in the evening sky. It’s amazing how the sense are heightened when we stop to encounter these two awe-inspiring parts of creation. …

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FRONT PORCH FRIDAY |10 Questions For Your Father – Seeking The Man Behind Your Dad

Once a week I travel to visit my parents, a luxury I’m afforded in retirement. After witnessing the sudden death of my father-in-law and years of Alzheimer’s disease with my mother-in-law, I cherish these special visits even more. Morning coffee on the porch and listening to their stories give me greater insight into the man …

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