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Feathered Friends

Feathered Friends

At our house, birds play a role in our day. Snuggled up close to the house, one cylindrical feeder attracts smallish birds, often finches, the tufted titmouse, and an occasional downy woodpecker. The nearby feeder, filled only in warmer weather, offers nourishment to tiny brightly-colored...

Advent’s Slow Invitation

Advent’s Slow Invitation

When I was a child, airport trips to pick up incoming family members accentuated the wonder of the holidays. We walked from the wood-paneled station wagon all the way to the airport arrival gate, just off the taxiway. Dressed in our Sunday best, we strolled the corridors, our eyes gazing out...

Thanking God for God

Thanking God for God

What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. - A.W. Tozer, Knowledge of the Holy   I find that what I believe about God impacts how I live out my faith daily. So, considering what I believe and what I know stand as vital. Spiritual practices and...

Goldilocks and Our Imagination

Goldilocks and Our Imagination

Imagination acts as a vital building block for any creative endeavor. Described as the ability to dream up an image of something not actually present, imagination inspires creative ideas, inventions, and ingeniousness. When I ponder what to create, my mind pulls up what’s been stirring from...

Imagination Transportation

Imagination Transportation

“Are we there yet?”   If you’ve ever journeyed anywhere with children, or you’ve been a child yourself, you’ve heard this familiar refrain. “Are we there yet?” echoes impatiently across childhood.   So, it came as no surprise when two grandchildren spoke those words one hot summer...

Front Porch Retreat

Front Porch Retreat

As a little girl, I savored special visits with my paternal grandmother. Granny lived in a sleepy southern town. Americus resided just one town over from Plains, Georgia, now well-known because of President Jimmy Carter’s fame. Back then, those small towns in the south held a slow pace of life...

Imagine What’s Possible

Imagine What’s Possible

Something about the beginning of the academic school year invigorates me. It might be because I was an elementary school teacher for two decades or that I’m a perpetual student myself.   I inhale the excitement of learning. I listen to the joy bubbling up in my grandchildren as they rattle...

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Habits of the Heart

Habits of the Heart

As a young Christ-follower, I actively explored a variety of ways to know more about Christ. Knowing about Jesus became desiring to be WITH Jesus and I began to grasp that those are different things—knowing about and being with—yet both are vital to the soul’s faith walk of creating habits for...

The Comfort Zone of Habit

The Comfort Zone of Habit

Habits repeat themselves almost unconsciously. They feel comfortable, familiar: the usual way of doing things. I’m thankful for habits that help me breeze through the day. Truth be told, I pay little attention to my habits until something interrupts my way forward. My comfort zone setting...

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