Category Archives: God’s love

He is the One

The wrappings are gone. The boxes played with. The toys are scattered. The children content. I sit in my chair. What did it mean? Is that all there is? Now that it’s clean. Something is missing. My heart – it aches. What is wrong with me? Is it all fake? The carols I sang. Was …

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A Plan I Didn’t Want

Many people have told me, “I don’t think I could ever live like you.” What they mean is live paralyzed, in a wheelchair. I’d heard it said, “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.”  As I began my spiritual journey, I had no thought that God’s plan for me would include …

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He Is the One!

The wrappings are gone. The boxes played with. The toys are scattered. The children content. I sit in my chair. What did it mean? Is that all there is? Now that it’s clean. Something is missing. My heart – it aches. What is wrong with me? Is it all fake? The carols I sang. Was …

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Planting Seeds

Looking back over my life, I see God’s hand in every day, even before I knew Him. Though I had made a profession of faith in my twenty’s, I was far from Christ. I felt I was drowning in a sea of personal sin I didn’t dare share with my Christian friends. Fear of their …

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Blessed Are the Forgiven

After Earl and I married and moved to our first church as pastor and family, my non-Christian attitude didn’t change. I cursed and complained about the Christian music he played in the car. I continued habits that reflected poorly on his ministry. I refused to attend any service other than Sunday morning worship. I watched …

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To Be Called As One Jesus Loved

I’ve been thinking about how we express love. Close family, friends, and even pets have habits that represent their love.   Wesley has grown up using me as a racetrack, her bed, and her comforter. She doesn’t know she’s a cat; she’s our baby. She loves to lie on her Daddy’s belly and fusses if …

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Sing To The Lord A New Song

My parents owned several small businesses when I was a little girl. At eight, I began helping in their candy store. “Yeah,” I thought, “chocolate and me, alone.” I worked my way up in the next business, a pool hall for teens. I served burgers, fries, and sodas while I learned how to shoot pool, …

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How Do You Eat A Peppermint?

I wish I could savor the sweet coolness of the red and white disk. Letting it slowly dissolve as my saliva washes away each granule of sugar. As the shape reduces, tiny holes perforate the sliver of now white candy; you know those spaces that allow you to apply suction through them to your cheek …

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