Faith Through Words

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

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Sing

Early Easter morning was my mind’s dance with a whippoorwill.  One who bombarded my sleep with night songs.  My husband and I arrived home late Saturday evening, ready for restful tranquility, and upon our arrival, Mr. Whippoorwill and his whippoorwilling friends began their nightly chorus.  A verse lasts about forty-five minutes, with one incessantly repeating… Read More Sing

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TRUST

Will you trust me? The late December 2017 question that stood out from so many words seen, read, and heard over the course of only a few days.  Having a word of the year is not always on my radar.  But this one word has been pressed into my mind and onto my heart and… Read More TRUST

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PEACE

A Monday balanced between decorating and practicing piano – in a whirlwind of December music making, I was practicing a raucous four-hand piano rendition of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” when one of my favorite angels, PEACE, catapulted over the edge of the piano, headlong to the hardwood floor.  Her wings were clipped, and my… Read More PEACE