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Chased By The Enemy

“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 My reading abruptly stopped as I heard my little Shih tzu, Kobee barking a strange bark from somewhere close outside the door. I never heard my husband’s voice calling him from their morning walk. I knew something wasn’t right, so I quickly ran outside to see what was going on. There on the top step was Kobee and two steps below was a strange, big, black dog. Kobee’s collar was not attached and my husband was no where in sight. After carefully getting Kobee through the gate and then safely inside, leaving the stranger on the step, I grabbed shoes to search for Ed. H

Just One Word

Simple words splatter the walls of our homes and offices. No longer do we only decorate with beautiful painted pictures, but with simple words. Words causing you to pause and think. Words that shift your perspective. Words that make a declaration about your life. Just one word is powerful enough to change your direction. I have meaningful signs in most rooms of my house. There perched above the cabinet in the sunroom is the word, “RELAX”. High above on the cathedral bathroom shelf is the word, “BELIEVE”. The kitchen wall reminds me to: “ENJOY THIS DAY; BE PRESENT; BREATHE DEEPLY; SHOW GRATITUDE. The nearby candle glows with JOY. As I was reading the Old Testament Bible story it was just one

Eyes Looking For Ears

My husband was well into the second day of cleaning the pool and ridding it of all the winter algae. He loves the pool and his favorite swim is the impulsive kind. It was while he was adding another dose of chemicals, that I heard the ker plunk splash sound. I smiled knowing it was no accident. Stripped down to his undies, there he was delighting in his bravery to just jump in before it was clear, chemically balanced or warmed to a decent temperature. He made his way back to the deep end for another dive while I watched him go for it again. As he came up the second time he gasped and said, “Oh no! Please tell me I didn’t have my hearing aides in my ears!” Oh, Yes He Did! Twenty five hundred

It's Too Heavy

“Share one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law.” Galatians 6:2 We needed sand for the summer decorating project at Touching Hearts, so off I went to purchase. Without a buggy in tow, I headed to the back of the store to simply grab a bag. I immediately knew that this little bag of sand was heavier than I thought. Instead of asking for help, I retrieved a nearby buggy and struggled to get it lowered within. As I made my way to the car, I strategized how I would lift the bag from the bottom of the buggy. My self-talk said just muster every ounce of strength and get it done. Others are waiting on the needed sand. Can I tell you it would have been a great funniest home video? As I pulled on

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