Tag Archives: God

When the Quiet Time Model Doesn’t Fit

Prayer is a crucial part of our relationship with Jesus Christ. Prayer is one of the first disciplines that new Christians are encouraged to practice. The word prayer in it’s simplest definition means “plea, petition, or request.” Expanded definitions include … Continue reading

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Six-Word Memoir — Wish I Had Thought of This!

This past Saturday, I attended a writers workshop led by Erica Orloff. Awesome experience! Thanks, Erica! We worked on a number of exercises, probably one of my favorites based on the Smith Magazine challenge to tell a story in six … Continue reading

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The Lord Never Panics

“The Lord Never Panics.” I carried a leather key fob embossed with those words during my nursing school years. There were plenty of reasons to panic. I was taking pharmacology and microbiology, two classes for which I was ill prepared. … Continue reading

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Cat Comedy and Bitter Medicine

I love my cat, my fifteen-year-old cat, my cat who has scratched herself vigorously around her face and eyes. At first, I thought she had gotten into cat fights. Then the scratches seemed to multiply and I did not recall … Continue reading

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Legacy: Leave It or Live It?

“Leave a legacy.” We see these words often in solicitations from charities or other institutions. Wills are simply legal documents that pass money and property to heirs – our legacy left to others. Sometimes we use the word legacy to … Continue reading

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A Mom’s Treasure

Every once in a while, my mind takes me on a sentimental journey so I suppose on Mother’s Day weekend it is appropriate that I trip back to a moment in my sons’ childhoods. In fact, this particular memory has … Continue reading

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A Puddle-Centric Perspective

My husband recently had this conversation with a four-year-old boy who came to his office for a routine dental visit.  He always tries to engage children in chat as they walk toward the exam room, a technique to help them … Continue reading

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