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Friday’s Five

It is four months until Christmas. Yes, I keep track. 

Kisses from an eleven month old who lavishes them on demand. 

A two year old’s outstretched hand…and little voice saying, C’mon Loulou.

Knit blanket almost ready to send to #welcomeblanket project for immigrants.

Netflix nights.

And, while I sit in a comfortable spot writing tonight, my prayers are with the folks across southeast Texas who are bracing for Hurricane Harvey. Latest tracking shows it’s a Category 4. Pray for Texas. 

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Easter Saturday 4/15/17

Waiting.

Preparing.

Watching.

The day was filled with all of that in many forms. 

Maybe you’ve had a chance to reflect on this Lenten season, this Holy  time of preparation and  waiting. Maybe you’ve realized something about yourself that you didn’t know before. 

Maybe you’ve contemplated ways that you still need to improve.

Maybe you are  happy with your keeping of Lenten promises. Maybe you wish you had done things a bit differently.

Maybe you were given gifts of grace that brought you to tears. Maybe you realized great love.

Regardless, in just a little bit of time, Easter is coming. 

Set all your human-ness aside for that day. Look at the One who loves you unconditionally; who is ready to greet you again and again with Love. 

He has paid every price. He already knows your human-ness. He created you. Nothing is a surprise to Him. 


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Open Your Eyes: A Lenten Journey 4/6/17 (Thursday) 

A favorite. 

I ran across this verse today as I was cutting words from magazines for a found poetry activity. 

Sweet moment. 

I hope you are enjoying sweet moments along your Lenten journey, too.

Peace.


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Open Your Eyes: A Lenten Journey 3/30/17 (Thursday)

What if we are all walking on different parts of the same path?  Picture that. 

Let your eyes rest on the baby crawling across the floor, the old man taking his last breath, the newlyweds kissing in the park.

Sooner or later each path opens onto a common road leading home.

See the sunlight painting the leaves. Watch the rain write its story on the dusty road. 

Look hard at what you are missing.

Think about what you can do to show others things you’ve seen along your way. 

Decide if you can make your present road easier for those who most certainly will come your way. 

Will you leave it as it is? Will you do something to improve it so others might have an easier mile ahead? 

What can you leave behind for others to find? What can you take away so that others can walk lighter?

Think about it. 


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Open Your Eyes: A Lenten Journey March 8, 2017 (Wednesday)

It is International Women’s Day. How to celebrate? How about this: 

 Think about a woman in your life you did not know a year ago. Call her, write her, text her, go see her. Tell her you are glad she exists. 

Open your eyes to the people  God puts in your path. Really see them. 

And if you are a woman reading this, know you are in this world for a reason. Help another woman see her worth today. 


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Friday’s Five

Happy 2017, dear readers. This week  my list is repetitive, but heartfelt. 

You know that feeling you get when you have a need so deep and raw that you want to tell somebody…anybody…but you cannot break a confidence or you cannot bear to weigh someone down? 

That was this week. Ah, but the ending is happy. Still, it reminded me of something true: when someone asks us to pray for them, we don’t need to know why. We do not require details. We just need to join forces and be present with them. 

So, on to the list:

1. Answered prayer

2. Answered prayer

3. Answered prayer

4. Answered prayer

5. Answered prayer

Blessings to you. And if you ever need a prayer without giving details, I’m your girl. 

P.S. A prayer of praise in thanksgiving is a beautiful thing. ❤️