To Move or Not to Move!

MountainsOne summer my family and I were offered a home to use for two weeks in the mountains of North Carolina. It was the first time my whole family vacationed together.

The home is located on a lake and of course my five grandsons were very excited about fishing from the bank.  However, access to the lake was limited due to overgrown trees which left a very small space at the shore. We needed more space and I felt that it would be helpful to have some of the trees removed that were in the way.

On the first morning, while I was pondering the whole situation, I heard the sound of a lawnmower and chopping coming from the lot next door. I walked outside and around the corner at the front of the property I saw two women, one was pushing a lawnmower and the other was chopping trees and brush.

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Are you…

All In!
In my dream…

I walked in to view my coffin and found myself aware of the young man who was arranging things, but couldn’t find the cloth that was to be used to cover my face in the coffin.

The priest closed the coffin anyway. The ribbon that was used to tie around the coffin wasn’t long enough to make the bows so I helped to try to make the bows with what was available.

The coffin was closed the whole time but I was aware that I was in it. The bows couldn’t be formed but I knew there was pretty ribbon coming on the arrangement for the service.

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Behold thy Mother

John 19: 25, 26  “Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his Mother…When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!  Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother!”

As I think about Mary and John I see an interesting progression that happened to them and will happen to us if we allow it. I think about Mary as mother chosen to be the one to bring Jesus to earth, to nurture and care for him as he was growing up not knowing what was ahead simply doing what she was called to do and learning as she went.  The scriptures support the idea that Jesus knew a mother’s love, yet he never called her mother. Mary had a mother’s love to give but progressed to mother heart.

An example in my own life would be… When one of my sons was very young he would run up to me and throw his arms around my knees and say, “I need you mama!”  I knew a mother’s love in our small family circle and I protected it and didn’t share it.

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I Know It’s God but What Does It Mean?

Why God?










Frequently I find doing what I do leads to something new. In fact, so new that I’m not sure what it means.


My car sat in the driveway while I waited for the mechanic to call, and let me know that the parts were in. I had some errands to run so I drove our Honda Pilot.

I drove to the office, met with my appointment and locked up. I kept my keys in my hand, as I always do, to have it ready to open the car door when I get to the parking lot.

I got into the Pilot and put the key into the ignition; nothing happened. In fact the steering wheel would not even budge.

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Stand down…


Heart Peace










You have stood so long

You have tried and tried and tried

That is why you are so drained and weary

It is time to “stand down”


That does not mean “sit down”

You will still be standing

But you will be leaning more as you stand

From now on you will be enabled to stand up

While at the same time standing down

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