Is Anybody Listening?

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Most of us enjoy a good conversation.  We exchange ideas with another person and we take turns being the talker and being the listener.  It satisfies something deep inside of us to know that we have communicated and connected with someone else. Sometimes though, when it comes to prayer, it feels like a one-way conversation.  […]

Thanks for the Storm

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I know some of you are probably wondering why I would even suggest that we can be thankful for the storms in our lives, because after all, storms usually bring chaos. When I first suffered strokes back in 2007, I can’t say that I felt immediately grateful.  In fact, I wasn’t sure what life would […]

At the Heart of Giving

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Anyone who has the gift of serving should serve. Anyone who has the gift of teaching should teach.Whoever has the gift of encouraging others should encourage. Whoever has the gift of giving to others should give freely. Anyone who has the gift of being a leader should try hard when he leads. Whoever has the […]

Only God

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Sometimes it takes a crisis before we truly recognize the things that are important, that is the ones that God knows are important for us.  Before I had two strokes, I was confident in the direction of my life.  I knew what it was like to graduate from college, get married and raise a family, […]

A Life of Significance

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Friends, I’m pleased I have been able to share my book with you, A Stroke of Faith, it is the story of the strokes I experienced in 2007; an experience that changed my life.  It caused me to move from acceptance to surrender as I looked at my circumstances at the time, and from hope […]

May 12, 2022

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As my alarm clock went off at 5am this morning, I reached across my bed and with my left arm turned it off. I then, begrudgingly, sat up in my bed and reluctantly moved my legs onto the bedroom floor. I proceeded to walk in the bathroom, brush my teeth, shave my face, and jump […]

On the Way to Mother’s Day

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To be honest, I will never approach Mother’s Day again without remembering what happened to me that day in May of 2007 as my son and I searched for Mother’s Day cards in the Hallmark store.  It seemed like just another day until my head started pounding and my knees grew weak.  I went outside, […]

You! Why Not You?

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Sometimes we imagine that things that happen to other people, can’t really happen to us.  We think we’ve outsmarted life in some way. We’ve found the secret to side-stepping chronic illness, or protecting our marriage from any notion of divorce, or making sure our kids are successful. We think all of that, until the day […]

It’s Springtime for a Grateful Heart

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I can never come to the Easter season without remembering all that God has done for me.  Every day, I give thanks to my Lord and Savior that He chose to restore me to good health and to give me a more focused life direction.  As we recognize and honor the death and resurrection of […]

The Hope of Resurrection

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As we move into the beauty of springtime and the joy of our Easter celebration, I can’t help thinking about what it means to any of us that Jesus was born, died, came back to life and then went back to heaven all for our sakes.  It’s such an amazing story of God’s love for […]