Archive for the 'faith' Category

Visionary

This past weekend, I mentioned having plans on Monday to go see a Visionary. Numerous friends reached out either in conversation or via facebook, wanting to know, “What’s a Visionary?” I basically said “they see Visions. In the Catholic faith, most see the Blessed Mother.” But then I got to wonder “is that all there is? Am I actually explaining
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Power of One

The Power of One. God’s been increasing my awareness of it, and shaping my heart to better understand it. Noticing the everyday things causing ripple effects. Upon one sigh, expression, letter (see above), word, sentence, tear, note, encounter, gesture, action…the future hinges. With the birth of one little person, a man becomes an Uncle, and a seasoned woman earns a new title: Grandma. Pretty powerful thought, huh? The
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Strange Road to a Blessing

Many Are On a Strange Road To a Blessing A Blessing In Disguise Have you ever had an important appointment and then came upon an unexpected road block? Suddenly you find yourself on an unknown road and lost? The traffic is heavy and you are barely moving. You know if you don’t get off this road you will be late.
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Commitment

When God instructs you to do something, He typically asks over and over. At least, that’s been my experience. Local friends and family suggested “you should consider writing more. God’s gifted you with that talent.” On the heels of that came a call from Mom, “Honey, I’ve had two people this week tell me how inspired your writing is. Will you
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masks & makeup

those of you that have been on planes before are familiar with the reminder “put the oxygen mask on yourself before putting one on your children.” i do, quite readily, remind others to do this. lately though, i’ve not done the best job of heeding the advice. when i’ve felt well in the past, putting on makeup in the morning has
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homecoming: july 19

the following post is detailed…and may be too much. please use caution in reading, especially if your heart is tender…God bless you… 12:30 am…our evening nurse came in with the second dose of cytotec. her name was misty, and she wore a familiar cute pink bow in her hair: it was the same style that my sister jess bought us bridesmaids.
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new life: july 17

all started well today. very well, in fact. anaya and catori had vbs, and tirzah and i enjoyed one another’s company. we packed a lunch for all of us, then headed out to pick up the girls from vbs. daddy and i shared lots of excitement, for this was the day we were to hear our baby’s 17 week heartbeat.
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new life: may 29

okay baby bean, mama has a REAL hard time keeping secrets, well, secret. SOOO, you’re auntie christa graduated may 16. the day after your sister graduated pre-k! it’s rare that we get the whole pfam together. much less twice in two weeks (up to chi-town to celebrate augie’s birthday!)   waited as long as i could. but one by one,
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new life: may 8

there were SO. MANY. BABIES @ Mops tonight. B and Amy are both “graduating” as their kiddos are getting older; the Lord knew I’d need to see those sweet little newborns. there had to have been at least 4 babies…maybe 5! love, love, love. when i went to the doc’s office for our first checkup with our o/b, brooke was
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new life: may 6

baby bean…you’re probably not much bigger than a rice grain right now. you travel well, for sure, sweets. so we got back from chicago sunday night. you and i passed out and daddy went grocery shopping. monday, your sisters and i recovered, while daddy went to work. today, we got to travel for another exciting adventure…your auntie, Christa, presented her
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