Faith Through Words

Thirst

Have you ever come to the end of your day and of yourself and wondered why your head is pounding and your body’s dragging? And then realized that you didn’t drink water except to brush your teeth and slug down coffee – which doesn’t even count with its contrary diuretic designs! Getting to the end… Read More Thirst

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Consider Creme Wafers – Biblical Thoughts within a Christmas Cookie

The recipe begins with room temperature butter, heavy whipping cream, flour, and large measures of love.  Mix said ingredients, form into a pliable snow ball of dough, wrap in plastic and chill. Once ready, the soft dough flattens with each pressured passing of the rhythmic rolling pin, then each piece cut. One by one, each… Read More Consider Creme Wafers – Biblical Thoughts within a Christmas Cookie

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Purpose of Pain

Gardening is a pain-for-gain balance.  If I’m willing to battle thorns, thistles, bugs, blood, sweat, and salty tears, the pay off is pretty beds brimming with butterflies, blossoms, and friendly bumblebees.  Such idyllic wonder!  Wonder akin to the domestic joys of scrubbing toilets and ironing linen.  The rings and wrinkles will return as will weeds.… Read More Purpose of Pain

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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