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Stir up your zeal

This week we crossed the 1 year milestone in conducting Refresh outreaches. I reflected on the past year and prayed to God about directions for this year.

Destruction & Hope

Fire. Its destructive capability is unparalleled. … so powerful that its intensity literally tears matter apart to such a level that it often reverts to its original component elements. No doubt we were all reminded of this reality as just a few days ago as we watched the spire of the famed Notre Dame Cathedral […]
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“Your Photo Here”

While perusing my social media account recently I stumbled across a friend’s post that made me pause… the caption on the picture indicated that he had been rummaging through a jewelry store with his wife when he came across this necklace (left).  The “Your Photo Here” seemed a little strange to him… and I have […]
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Clearing Out the Clutter

I got a new desk last weekend. Well, it’s not technically new since we bought it from a retired couple who were in the process of selling their house and downsizing. (No pictures since it’s currently disassembled in our garage!) But nonetheless, I’m happy to get a large “L” shaped desk with a hutch and […]
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When It Rains… Again

It rained again this week. Yes, we’ve had a few consecutive days of sunny weather here in the southeast, but early in the week found us back with the familiar clouds and dreariness. The overcast that persisted into the next day served as a reminder of the long and depressing months of winter that seem […]
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All Dressed Up

This past weekend, millions of people around the world celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. Here in the United States that most often takes the form of parades, parties and of course, donning a shamrock or two or wearing something green. For some, it is a time to remember their legitimate family heritage, but that’s not the […]
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The Big Clean-Up

My family is in the middle of a comprehensive basement cleaning project that has now stretched into its second month. When we built our house, I insisted on a ranch lay-out so that I could avoid endless days of climbing stairs. Clif agreed so long as we had a full basement shop area under the living […]
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Lesson from a Cold Snap

Another weird round of weather has once again beset us here in Atlanta. If you can ignore seemingly endless amounts of rain (I mean, backyard sinking, mud-hole making, ditch digging, tires spinning, R.A.I.N.), the bright side is that at least it hasn’t been too cold for the last couple of weeks. The temps have actually […]
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Faded Flowers

I swept the last of the faded flowers from the kitchen counter this week. Not just any bouquets. These were the ones sent to me by dear friends on the occasion of my Dad’s death late last month. The stunning beauty and bold fragrance encouraged me for a long time before they finally began to wither […]
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Bitter ‘Sweet’

“Sweet” That’s the name Dad gave me when I was a teenager. I can’t remember the exact circumstances surrounding the nickname. I think it had something to do with teasing me about my first boyfriend. It wasn’t the mean kind of joking, but more the good-natured ribbing that let’s you know someone cares enough to […]
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