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Best Dog Ever!

She was just a mutt, but smart as a whip, and a person couldn’t ask for more loyalty and love than she gave us.

If the Clock is Ticking

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Sleeping there by my desk

Sometimes she sounds almost human

Whining as she sneaks toward the end

There’s a ringing in my ears

Not loud, but steady

Not that it bothers me

I just notice it at times like these

Times when the house is silent

And I’m alone with my thoughts

And the ringing

And the old dog

The ceiling fan moves the air

Ever so slightly… soundlessly

If the clock is ticking…

I can’t hear it

Copyright © 2012 C. Mashburn

 

 

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The Key to Forever

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The Power of Words

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Or So It Seems

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Never Be Dismayed

As time goes on, the world seems to be picking up speed and it seems we’re barreling headlong toward sure destruction. Yes, a fierce battle rages between good and evil throughout this world, but we should never give up the fight for what we know to be right.

Too often, we get so wrapped up in what’s going on around us we forget God is in charge. We find ourselves deep in the battle, fighting and straining against evil, and we begin to feel defeated and beat down. That’s when we need to read a verse, listen to a good word, or simply remember God is with us, and be strengthened.

We must continue to fight the battle and never be dismayed no matter how bad things might appear. God will strengthen us and help us and if the battles we fight are just He will uphold us with His righteous hand.

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Her Life Is A Song

My mom sang to me—she still does—and my desire is to share her songs with others. Funny thing is, Mom doesn’t think she can carry a tune. What she doesn’t seem to understand is the song she sings is her life. No, she’s not perfect, but she is the awesome and beautiful person God made her to be, and throughout her life she has shared her song with the world around her.

One of my favorite songs is, You Raise Me Up as sung by Celtic Woman, and each time I hear it I think of the wonderful mother God blessed me with. I think of the song her life is and in my heart I thank her for raising me. For you see, she didn’t just train me in the way I should go and help me to be who I am, she raised me up with her prayers—all my life—and placed me on God’s shoulders. There is no higher place and no place I’d rather be.

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Thank you, God!

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Slip Sliding Away

mount-hood-moonYears ago, while driving from Tacoma to Phoenix on a cold, clear winter night, I was passing Mount Hood, as a full moon rose over the mountain’s peak. I gazed out the driver’s-side window, awed by the spectacle, and as I basked in the beauty of it something suddenly dawned on me; I was looking at the mountain and moon through the windshield of my pickup.

Unknowingly, while gawking at the awesome scene, I’d come upon a patch of black ice, and was spinning out of control counterclockwise.

There I was, believing I was gliding down the highway, and suddenly—due to not focusing on what was important—I found myself slip sliding away.

At times, when we fail to stay focused on God, we will be distracted by things of this world, and suddenly realize we’re going the wrong direction, out of control, and headed for trouble.

Miraculously, without any action by me, the pickup went full circle and was facing the right direction just as I reached the end of the patch of ice.

I pulled over at the next roadside rest area and attempted to calm my nerves. I even tried to sleep, but my eyes were stuck wide-open, so after I stopped shaking, I continued my journey.

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14

 

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