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Beauty in the Broken Pieces

Beauty in the Broken Pieces

His little feet raced from one shell to another. “Here’s one, mommy.” My son reached to put it in my bucket as we walked down the beach. I explained I wanted pretty shells, whole, not the broken ones. He quickly told me those shells were pretty, too. “Just because...

Stand in the Gap

Stand in the Gap

“Is your mom ok?” My friend across the table alerted me to my mom’s condition. Sitting beside her, I looked and immediately caught her as she began to fall. Holding her up, my friend on the other side and I talked to her frantically to keep her conscious as we waited...

Keep Going

Keep Going

I thought my life was about to be over. The excursion was my idea. After all, I’d craved adventure most of my life. But I had no idea the predicament I’d gotten myself into. My goal to see the sunset from the top of the massive granite mountain (Enchanted Rock, in the...

Truth Is

Truth Is

A line in the book Truth Changes Everything by Dr. Jeff Myers resonates with me. What we believe in the pain is what we really believe. The timeframe Myers mentions took place during the Bubonic plague in the late Middle Ages. Historians estimate that 75-200 million...

The Powerful Presence of the Lord

The Powerful Presence of the Lord

It was about 57 A.D. Paul stood before a group of Christians in Troas in the land of Troy. He must have had a lot to say to the followers of Jesus. Quite literally. We don’t know when he began his speech, but he talked, and people listened, until dawn. I find this...

Prep Work

Prep Work

I know firsthand how much goes into repairing and expanding a concrete driveway because I just had that work done. It takes hours of preparation before a truck even arrives to pour the concrete. Locations of underground water, gas or any other utilities must be...

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