To Cherish

Cherish: to hold something or someone dear. To protect and care for someone lovingly. To keep in one’s mind. The look on this beautiful bride’s face, illustrates the power of feeling cherished, delighted in, valued, cared for. Her beauty and grace is a sight to be seen – “How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, […]

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Convicted

I don’t really care for our next-door neighbors. This dislike began before we even moved in. They were antisocial, never walking over to say “hello” or “welcome to the neighborhood.” They flipped the bird to one of our hard-working construction guys, and they have a dog who still to this day, barks at us anytime […]

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Listen

Growing up in North Carolina has many perks, one of which is the weather. For instance, less than two weeks ago we were playing in five inches of powdery snow, four days later the thermostat reached 78 degrees. It was on that particular day that I picked my girls up from school with one thing […]

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Blessed

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15 This verse has always made me uncomfortable. It is very black and white, my innate desire to compromise is rejected here, every time. There is no room […]

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Listening with expectation

I was recently on an international call with my brother-in-law, he was in Istanbul, and my husband and I were vacationing in Aruba. There was a three-to-four second delay in our communication. We don’t get to talk that often, so I found myself trying to touch on every important subject. In my rush, I kept unknowingly […]

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