Faith Through Words

PERSON of Purpose

“Went great. Got everything out. Didn’t have to go through bone,” their surgeon bluntly shared.  After cutting into the delicate skin of both twins – again.  A doctor who literally, routinely touches people’s hearts. One week ago, today, when the nurse poked her head in and said, “Jane is finished and she’s fine,” I was… Read More PERSON of Purpose

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PENS of Purpose

A pen point gliding across college-ruled lines makes me smile!  The finer the point, the better.  The more color options, the greater my heart’s delight. Clean, pin-pointed black wins most of the time, for meetings, homework, and journaling.  BUT, when it’s time to make a grocery list, write a birthday card or special note, matching… Read More PENS of Purpose

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PORTALS of Purpose

Thirty-one years came and went more quickly than I would like to admit!  From unquenchable energy when we first wed to creases of wisdom – okay wrinkles – as the crow’s feet around my eyes view the world. To celebrate the anniversary of those many years, last May my husband and I visited historical places… Read More PORTALS of Purpose

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Places of PURPOSE

Chu-cha-la-la-land! – the name my four-year old son gave everything and everyone as we arrived at the guest house (aka worn hotel that would be our temporary home until quarters were available) on Bolling Air Force Base some twenty-one years ago.  He insisted that we had arrived at “Chu-cha-la-la-land,” and started calling our family members… Read More Places of PURPOSE

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PURPOSE

Points of Purpose With post-holiday dust settled, and treasured family gatherings fresh in memories, returning to routine, pushing reset and refreshing all surroundings is good and natural.  So last Friday was freed for cleaning house, doing laundry, changing beds, and pondering my pillow.  Yes, pondering. My pillow! There is nothing quite like nestling onto one’s… Read More PURPOSE

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Bow

The night before Christmas.  A young pregnant mother rode into an inhospitable town, packed with punchy, census-drawn people, none connected by anything but a ruler’s edict. Food, lodging, a place to rest, not to be found. The offering of a stable finally given. The night before Christmas.  Homes filled with loved ones, packed with celebration-drawn… Read More Bow

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Fit Bit

Ads about people, togetherness, relationships, encouragement, and love. Promoting bits of wellness.  Wellness of body, soul, mind, heart – strength of spirit.  “Home for the Holidays,” a Publix ploy upon which I dissolve into a puddle of mom-tears as the college son returns for his late evening plastic-wrapped piece of pie.  Following suit, Fitbit inspires… Read More Fit Bit

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Sorrow

Beloved friend, dearly loved by countless family and friends, who shines with hope and selfless thoughts of others, who battles a fight with stage IV cancer, rushed two weeks ago to the hospital to learn that her husband, her best friend, was killed in a sudden, shocking accident. Wordless sorrow is grief.  Numb, shocked, emotionally… Read More Sorrow

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Weed

Summer breeds weeds! Living between woods and water is a constant breeding ground for freely growing seeds – of authentic fruit and flowers and of weedy, prickly competition for garden space and good soil. Nestled in the good fruit and flowers are posers, some looking and growing almost exactly like the true seed. To protect… Read More Weed

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Wonder

“I wonder as I wander, out under the sky, how Jesus the Savior did come for to die For poor, orn’ry people like you, and like I; I wonder as I wander out under the sky.” This one phrase from the verse of a well-loved Appalachian Christmas carol recently replayed over my heart strings on… Read More Wonder