Be Still

Be Still

  The morning mist hung low over the almost still water. The only movements on the glossy, grey surface were the soft ripples from the fish as they became more active. Images of the homes on the opposite banks peered through the thinning fog and the rising sun had just  started to spread its orangy glow across the horizon in majestic splendor. It was a brand new day and the loons made their presence known as they wailed at each other across the water. The air had a chill and I was glad for the light sweater I grabbed on

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Comparison, a dangerous game

The fluorescent lighting reflected off the glossy covers of the magazines like a beacon, beckoning my attention to the strategically placed magazine rack at the check out counter.  The super sexy model on one cover smiled back at me as if she had been waiting to catch my gaze. It didn’t matter that parts of her shapely body was photo shopped to add curvature and remove wrinkles, cellulite and stretch marks.  All I saw was what the magazine wanted me to see…..PERFECTION. Her long legs reminded me shorts and swimsuit season was only a short while away and my mind

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  Surrender control to God

  Surrender control to God

I woke up late afternoon and made my way downstairs to the family room.  This was my normal sleep routine when I work, sleeping during the day and awake at night,  the life of a night shift nurse.  I found the family room empty. At first I wondered where hubby and the kids were but after a backward glance, I noticed the basement door was partially ajar.  I hadn’t noticed that when I’d passed by before. Working 12 hour night shift tends to do that to you.  Anyways, I retraced my steps and followed the sudden burst of laughter to find my family seated

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Five stones and a sling

Five stones and a sling

One of my all time favorite bible stories as a child, and even now (almost all grown up) is David and Goliath. As a little girl growing up in the country with very little access to a television set,  I developed a love for reading.  In Sunday School , I soon fell in love with the beautiful stories from the bible and appreciated very much those children’s books with all the illustrations of biblical characters. The story of David and Goliath was one of my favorites because, even then, I knew what it was to appreciate and admire people who

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Finding treasures in hardship

We are on our way to a mini family vacation out of town and it is stop and go traffic on our major highway. With hubby at the wheel and the kids half asleep in the back, I decided to get caught up on my devotions. I’m not a morning person, so it was much easier burying my face in a book than carrying on a conversation. This way if I had to zone out periodically I wouldn’t offend any one. I’ve just started a new devotional plan “Grief bites” from YouVersion and as I read, these words jumped out

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It matters where our focus is

It matters where our focus is

It was going to be a beautiful spring day. I could tell by the golden rays playing peek-a-boo through the tiny crack in my drapes. I noticed it but I wasn’t feeling it. Lying there I was tempted to pull the sheets over my head and steal another hour tucked under the covers but I resisted the temptation and instead, half-heartedly threw my legs over the side of the bed. To be honest with you, despite the brightness of the morning, I was feeling rather drab. My spirit was weary even though the night had been restful. And neither the

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