Archive for December, 2011

One Day at a Time

This will be my last post for this year, as 2011 comes to a close, and we move into 2012. I look forward to the coming year with much hope and faith, but I readily admit there is uncertainty, as well. I know we’ll be okay, but I know, too, we must do our part and do our best, one day at a time. Happy New Year everyone! Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 12/31

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28

One of my favorite songs is, In the Garden, and the chorus goes like this: And He walks with me, And He talks with me, And tells me I am His own, And the joy we share as we tarry there, None other has ever known. Read the rest of this entry »

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Then There Were Three

This little story is part four of the continuing saga, The Last Grain of Sand, which I began via a prompt at Bluebell Books’ Short Story Slam several weeks ago. It, part two, Hope, and part three, Like a Fairytale, can be read by clicking on the links below. There are links to the other stories and this one in each story, so you won’t have to keep coming back to this page if you want to read them all. I’m sneaking this chapter in via Kellie Elmore’s Free Write Friday. Enjoy!

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Daily Encouragement ~ 12/30

December 30

Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” Matthew 26:36

In a few days, as I begin this endeavor of writing daily encouragements for another year—in hopes of encouraging both you and me—I do so with trust in God, believing the words I write will come from Him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 12/29

As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16-17

There are times when everything reminds me of a song, and I’ve been in a song mood the last few days. Has a lot to do with it being the Christmas season, I reckon. The scene described in these verses causes the song, On the Wings of a Dove, to start going through my mind. Read the rest of this entry »

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Another Will Be Born

A new year is almost upon us and this poem I wrote in August of 1998 after watching a summer storm seems fitting somehow. Another year… I am grateful… enough said.

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COP Cookies!

First off; I love cherries! Fresh cherries, dried cherries, cherry pie, cherry candy; you name it, if it’s cherry, I’m probably gonna like it. There are a few exceptions, but most of them are something made with cherries that’s too sweet. I like my cherries tart! Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 12/28

My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long. Psalm 71:8

The hardest thing to get hold of with regard to this verse is the fact it means, all the time. No matter what we might be going through, we should be constantly praising God. In fact, I would go so far as to say when things are at their very worst is when we should be praising Him most. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 12/27

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Luke 2:10

I am reluctant to let go of the celebration of our Savior’s birth. I want to cling to it, and revel in it, enjoying the sheer wonder of all it means to us. I am overcome with great joy at the very thought of what God has done. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 12/26

December 26

And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him. Luke 2:40

This verse and the eleven that follow it are all we are told of the boy, Jesus. In the short story that follows this verse, Joseph and Mary lose track of twelve-year-old Jesus then, after three days, find Him back in Jerusalem, where He had been conversing with the teachers in the temple courts. Read the rest of this entry »

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