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Tucked away beneath my pink t-shirt, hidden by my brown jacket is a necklace.  It belongs to my mother although she wasn’t the one who gave it to me.  My necklace is ordinary.  It is not beautiful or valuable, but I wear it every day.  It reminds me of a broken dream and the hope for a new life. Whether your mom lives here on earth or in heaven, there are still… Read More

In the television show, Gold Rush, Parker visited a remote area in South America looking for gold.  During his adventure he encountered disadvantaged families who use mercury to recover small pieces of gold from soil and ore. It is really cool to watch how mercury and the gold combines together, making it possible for the South American miners to retrieve the smallest traces of gold in the soil. However, Parker’s teams knew… Read More

My Lord, my salvation. A vibrant life because you rescued me.   You bless me with health, wholeness, victory, and safety. You treat me as a beloved daughter.   Your arm reaches out and helps me stand. Your hand lifts my chin, and I look into your loving eyes.   I feel your tender love. You are my God and I am your daughter.   I surrender my thoughts, my ambitions, and… Read More

As a second grader Brad ran up the slide at a community playground during a game of tag. He switched direction at the last moment, tripped, and landed hard on his forearm. During the wait at the E.R. his hand curled upward and the doctor explained the swelling cut off the blood flow to the muscle tissue. Apparently this deprives the muscles from oxygen and nourishment.  The risk of  permanent nerve- muscle… Read More

Years ago, I bought a 1969 mustang with a 302 engine and even wrestled with a waterproof cover every night. The bright blue metallic paint needed protection from the harsh sun and the salty sea air. Every week my arms waxed on, waxed off  as well as shining the chrome wheels. Goop and a cloth rag were my Saturday morning companions. One afternoon I drove into a Quik Oil Stop for an… Read More

Heavenly Father, you are mighty in power; My defender against the evil one. My victor against spiritual warfare.   Your Holy presence reveals healing truth and pushes my fearful thoughts away.   Trust replaces my line of thinking.   Stooping down, you draw your children into your arms. Your loving words comfort our hurting hearts.   Your power flows into our inner being. The enemy of our souls run for cover.  … Read More

We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19 As a young girl my Heavenly Father whispered tender words  to me through his bible lessons. He promised to overcome my fears of the darkness. Not one scary monster penetrated his noble shield of protection. He pointed and revealed the glowing celestial patterns swirling in the starry night. His morning light shone and a dark red rose bloomed in an unexpected place…. Read More

Our King preserved the song of Moses and Miriam when they sang praises. The Lord’s great power created a wall of water on their right and left. They trekked through the sea on dry ground like a Sea World aquarium exhibit. In response to this miraculous event Moses and Miriam sang praises together: “Sing to the LORD, for he is  highly exalted, the horse and its rider he has hurled into the… Read More