October 29, 2018
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God drops things in our laps at just the right time.

He puts barriers in our paths that look like roadblocks, but are really gifts in disguise, beckoning us to take a closer look at what’s going on inside. We can either step over them, or...

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October 22, 2018
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The soft sound of a light morning rain dancing on the roof above me is so lovely. The earth is parched and we have been praying for rain. Now comes the roll of thunder. An early morning thunderstorm is a rare thing but it is a welcome one. 

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October 10, 2018
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Our house has been overtaken by moths.  A hatch of them has erupted, giving space to more hatches, and now they are beyond count. They are tiny things.  Bothersome things.  Things that want to land in my coffee and have a sip before my lips even...

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October 01, 2018
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In this world we find ourselves living in, having joy often feels both crazy and out of reach. That’s why I included the word “defiant.” Defiant means to stand against the tide. It means to go against the flow, even when the flow is comprised of...

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September 12, 2018
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“She grabs life with both hands.” Isn’t that a good thing? Doesn’t it mean she lives with passion? She is fully IN. She wants to be fully present and drink deeply from the draught of life. She dives in to experiences and people with abandon. She...

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August 22, 2018
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I want to share something that God is reminding me of this morning with the hope that it brings encouragement to you.  Are you familiar with St. Patrick’s Breastplate?  It’s a powerful prayer that begins in this way:

I arise today 
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August 21, 2018
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They named her after me. Her middle name is in my honor. But I won’t get to hold my precious granddaughter until I meet her in the Life that is coming.

And the tears begin to flow again as I write.

My daughter in law was four and a...

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August 15, 2018
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A friend of mine wrote yesterday of the various trials that she is currently under. Her list was long and weighty. They say that when it rains, it pours and this dear woman is in a deluge. I bet you’ve been in them yourself with no umbrella in...

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August 03, 2018
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We went on a family vacation last month and I sat and watched as my family walked around a lake. I’d been there a few years before and had run around it, not satisfied by mere walking, my energy exploded out of my feet.  Now it was my victory to...

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July 24, 2018
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I am going to my niece’s wedding September 1st, and I have no idea what I’m going to wear. I don’t own anything that is pretty, wedding-ish, and FITS. “Fits” being the operative word. Plus it’s going to be roaring hot and I’ve been instructed to...

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July 10, 2018
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Are you a person who when “things” aren’t going well look for someone to blame and that person is someone ELSE? Or are you one who thinks that it must be YOU who is doing something wrong bringing it upon yourself – though you have no clue as to...

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July 10, 2018
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Yesterday my son was holding his 15-month-old daughter when she made her desires known.  Her desire was to go into our bedroom and the door was closed.  It was shut for a reason.  For the time being, it was closed particularly to her.  She...

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July 08, 2018
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The fires of summer have destroyed La Veta Pass.   Eden beauty incinerated.  The fires this season spread and pop up like measles all over the western states. News came they have engulfed the home of friends.  Nothing left but smoldering ash.  ...

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June 28, 2018
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Stop for a moment. Stop reading even and listen. Just give it 30 seconds.

I did and heard the low sounds of the television. The World Cup was on and my husband was catching up on highlights. I heard the occasional call of a nearby bird and...

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June 27, 2018
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I love our zoo.  The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at its elevation claims to be the highest in the States and it certainly is one the best.  Yes, I’m probably biased.  We were members when our children were young and now they are members themselves....

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June 26, 2018
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I always warned my sons not to hold a young woman’s hand until they were very serious about her and their relationship.  It may seem a simple thing, I would tell them, but it’s an intimate act that conveys a sense of being a couple.  A...

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December 07, 2017
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On a recent trip where I was going to be away for nine days, I arrived safe and sound but my luggage did not. It was, however, one of the rare occasions that I'd actually kept the sticky part of my baggage claim, along with my ticket, so the...

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November 17, 2017
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When our sons were between the ages of 8 and 12, we had the opportunity to introduce them to snorkeling.  I had only been recently introduced to it myself and I had just loved it.  Loved it like Scrooge loved money before that auspicious...

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September 15, 2017
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It’s been quite the week. The crisis’ that have come this week have come as crises do – out of the blue.  The week began with me finding pools of blood on my carpet, which led me to my 10-year-old golden retriever.  He had somehow sliced his back...

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September 03, 2017
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I was supposed to be strong again, the massage therapist told me with a bit of accusation in her voice.  Yeah, I know, I thought.  My children had pulled together and given me a massage for my birthday.  It was luxurious and wonderful.  The...

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Stasi Eldredge loves writing and speaking to women about the goodness of God. She spent her childhood years in Prairie Village, Kansas, for which she is truly grateful. Her family moved to Southern California back in the really bad smog days when she was ten. She loved theatre and acting and took a partiality to her now husband John...READ MORE

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