Tag Archives: faith

My Dog Keeps Me on My Knees

I have to admit, when I am on my knees praying I don’t stay very long as it hurts my knees. It’s down, a few words, and up as quickly as possible. While on my knees in this humbled position, … Continue reading

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Today I am Sad…But Not Without Hope

I am very sad. I know it will not always be so, but today, I am very sad. My mother died one month ago. I miss her. She lived with us the last 20 years of her life. I was … Continue reading

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When You Long to Escape

Some days I dream about escaping. I picture myself at the Hotel del Coronado (“the Del”) on the southern California coast for three days. By myself. The dream is most vivid seconds before I open the door for the first … Continue reading

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Some Things I Don’t Understand

(This article by Kitty Chappell was first published in The Sierra Star, Oakhurst, California on May 5, 1994 in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer) I have driven automobiles for over 40 years and I still don’t understand how their … Continue reading

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When We Think We Are Failures

I come to You this morning, Lord, as a failure—one who can’t get the job done. I’ve failed at the social media/blog stuff—I’ve failed at revealing you to others. My heart is broken. You take failures, don’t You, Lord? I’m … Continue reading

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You Are Not Broken…by Carol Boley

You are redeemed. You are not broken. I’ve been mulling this over for a while and decided now is the perfect time to share it. It may not be popular, as it goes against the current grain in blogs and … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Christmas . . . by Andrea R. Huelsenbeck

My mother-in-law had a Thanksgiving Day tradition of stacking all her Christmas records on the record player spindle and playing them non-stop until New Years. That’s how we knew it was time to get ready for Christmas. Even though retail … Continue reading

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