Praying Ahead - January 2, 2020

"Two things I ask of you, O Lord... keep falsehood and lies far from me; Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.  Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you, or I may

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So why am I here? - August 23, 2018

Do you ever ask yourself why you are here?   What purpose you have? 

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared in advance, that we should walk in them.  Ephesians 2:10 

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Ash White Wednesday - March 1, 2017

These last weeks in February we had temps in the 50's and the birds were chirping from tree tops, singing songs of spring!  Then Ash Wednesday arrived.

We began the season of Lent, a six-week time of preparing for Easter…
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BOLD SILENCE - November 16, 2016

It seems cruel at first glance.  Within two weeks of receiving my newest CD "Bold" - with all these fun new arrangements and great songs that I can't wait to share - an unwelcome visitor named STREP arrives - and…
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Moving Forward - June 22, 2016

It's summer and that means green is surrounding us, representing growth and new life as God moves us forward!   Speaking of moving forward... 

-My fifth CD is nearing completion and should be available for pre-order by August

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When will the darkness be over? - December 2015

People call winter the season of darkness.  The cold sure brings emotional darkness for many of us, and there is of course, less minutes of daylight throughout this season.   The lack of green and the bare, dormant life of nature…
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MY FEAR FACTOR - August, 2015

A new companion has adopted me - and it's not one I want...  

It began hanging around last year when my oldest started operating a motorized vehicle, and now it's creeping into other places where it didn't used to show…
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"He is not here - for He has Risen!" - March 2015

...It would have been such a relief to hear those words after watching my King be crucified days earlier... I can relate on some level.  
  Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the successive Saturday tend to be tough and sad…
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Crazy Surprises From the Road

God is amazing and full of surprises!  I really shouldn't be surprised, but I still am.  

Who would think:
  - I'd run into church friends and neighbors right behind me in the luggage line, at my exact boarding gate, and…
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Another year - another new day

Here we are again... another new year - 365 more new days... How is it we wake up each day and continue to be showered with blessings, health, joys, struggles, memories, moments, and love?  Each day is a grand opportunity…
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SHAKE ME - a poem

How bold are my words in the face of dissent?
Will I cower at threats or back down on my stance?
When the enemy strikes, will I welcome the chance
to speak loud and clear
with no inkling of fear…
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Little white flakes - October 31, 2014

It's Halloween, 39 degrees here in Wisconsin, I'm tired, and we woke up to a way too early snow on the ground!  I sooo don't want to deal with kids in costumes asking for candy tonight in the freezing cold…