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The Percolator

My parents had a percolator going every morning before daylight. I could always hear the water pop up into the clear top followed by the most aromatic smell of coffee. I even had my own coffee cup to join them in their favorite daily drink. Of course mine was very little coffee with milk and sugar. I continued that tradition with my grands when they were younger. That percolator took some time to make coffee. But our modern coffee pod maker never has the same fragrance throughout the house that the old percolator did. Still the convenience of a quick …

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God Knows What You’re Looking For

My hubby had his enlistment buddy on his mind last week. He decided he would try to find information about him if he could. He searched some free genealogy information and more. Nothing could be found. I even looked as well and could find nothing. I tried one more search, a social media site, and just put his name in there with Vietnam. Suddenly there was all the information Danny was looking for and more. Turns out while Danny was thinking about his friend last week, another high school acquaintance posted the information on their mutual classmate on his own …

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Hone Your Memory

Do you ever call your children by each other’s names? My mom did it with me often and I find myself even doing that with my grandchildren. Thankfully it’s not a memory loss issue, but I’m not sure what really causes that. I did read somewhere that it proves you love them equally or have no favorites if you do it. LOL There is another kind of memory loss we can all experience. It’s spiritual in nature. It’s possible to be so wrapped up in troubles that we forget momentarily just what God has taught us. Sometimes we even forget …

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The Wind and the Waves Obey Him

I woke up to the sound of wind and rain, so I checked the weather channel to see just how windy it was. To my surprise it said, “wind out of the WSW at 0 miles an hour”. It thought it was wind, but maybe it was just rain. What I did notice while on the website was a weather link that read, “extreme drought prompts governor to call for weekend of prayer”. So much comes to mind in those messages. I remembered the Scriptures that say the wind and the waves obey Him. Aren’t we glad we aren’t bound …

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Chronic to Release

We woke up early one morning. By early I mean way before 4:30 am, which is my usual wake up time. Hubby’s back was hurting a little, so we decided to get up and move around. It made me think of one of our precious family members who has truly suffered with back problems for many years. In fact they’ve had surgery several times, alleviating the problem some each time. Recently they had surgery again, but this time the outcome seems to be much more effective. Hopefully and prayerfully, her chronic back pain has truly come to an end. So …

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What’s That Rolling Thunder?

Just before full daylight a couple of weeks ago, the thunder we had experienced most of the night changed. It rolled and rolled and rolled. I stopped what I was doing so I could listen more intently. For a moment I thought it might be a tornado, it was that long and loud of a rumble. Later I got a text from a daughter who wondered the same thing. Last night I read that a prayer warrior I know had passed away yesterday and I couldn’t help but wonder if the heavenlies roared as she went home to be with …

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Don’t Lose Your Nerve

When we stepped out the door to go to church recently I was surprised that the weather was so warm, especially since I had layered up for the day. It was okay, because inside he church building it was a little chilly. But the muggy warm day was a foretelling of crazy weather. As the tornado warning sounded on both my phone and my hubby’s that afternoon, I was ready to run to the basement of our house. My hubby however was not ready to go. I texted our adult children, of course doesn’t a mother do that no matter …

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Real Freedom

We picked what we thought was going to be a short and simple kid’s movie last night when the grands were visiting. Turns out it was quite the movie and we couldn’t quit watching it. They had to leave before it was finished, so we paused the movie and said our good byes. Then we had to finish it. Based on a true story about a gorilla that was saved from poachers as a baby, the gorilla came to America and lived with a family as a pet until he was too big to handle in the home. He then …

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God Can’t Be Canceled

There’s been much talk in the last months about cancel culture. So being the curious person I am, I decided to look up the definition of it. Here is what I found. “Cancel culture refers to the popular practice of withdrawing support for (canceling) public figures and companies after they have done or said something considered objectionable or offensive.” Oh beloved, God speaks to our hearts. He wants us to know this morning that He knows there is a move in the earth today to cancel all references to Him, to cancel the worth and necessity of Biblical virtues and …

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Forfeit the Flesh

  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7) Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?” (Matthew 16:24-26) Over the past few months, I have become more aware of the intense spiritual tug of warthat is not …

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Drive Home Gods Truth

The Amphicar comes to mind. Made in the 60’s it was both a highway driver and a boat. This boat car’s original price wasn’t that expensive, but they now have been known to sell at auction in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Oh beloved, why did God bring this strange vehicle to mind? Because He wants to “drive home” truth. You are worth more than you can imagine to Him. When He rebuilt you – being born again – He made you to navigate all circumstances of life. Neither you nor I are meant to be sunk by life’s …

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Alternate Reality

    The Lord says, “My thoughts are not like yours. Your ways are not like Mine. Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts are higher than your thoughts” Isaiah 55:8-9 (ERV) Jesus said, “Don’t be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in Me. There are many rooms in my Father’s house. I would not tell you this if it were not true. I am going there to prepare a place for you.  After I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back. Then I will take you …