Be Still

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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Finding treasures in hardship

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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