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Sunflowers Blooming through Extremes of Heat and Drought

As I write this, Hurricane Ida has pummeled New Orleans and makes her way north and east. High winds and heavy rain bring a stark contrast to the baking heat the past weeks. While most of my flowers have wilted, my dwarf sunflower plant flourished. It thrived in the intense temperatures and lack of real water (a […]

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Back to School with Honeycomb, Techie Tablets, and the Bible

Back to school today for students in our community–perhaps in yours, too. Every morning I share a Bible verse meme with my grandchildren to start their day. Today’s meme featured Proverbs 24:13-14. Honey. Wisdom. Bright Future. Enduring Hope. Good words for all of us every day, they reminded me of other Scriptures: The fear of […]

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Pink Roses, Flowers, and Tangled Promises

  “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” ~William Shakespeare According to the Victorian language of the flowers pink roses speak of adoration, loyalty, gratitude, grace, admiration, joy, and strength. While we often select red ones for love, pink roses are a perfect token of a gentleman’s love for his lady. Besides […]

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Let Your God-Colors Shine

Add Black Spritz Cookies to the list of weird for 2020. Our granddaughters join me to bake and decorate cookies every year. 2020 would be no exception. Except in an effort to be sure we had green dough for the Christmas trees, I added an extra dash of green food color. The result: We have […]

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From “The Essence of Courage” – Cinnamon Goodness

What follows is an excerpt from Chapter 6: Cinnamon/Goodness from The Essence of Courage. Two previous devotional readings in this chapter pointed to cinnamon representing the fruit of the Spirit: Goodness. God led me to choose Eve as the woman of the Bible displaying this fruit in her life. Thank you for keeping that in […]

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The Essence of Joy on Tour This Week

My grateful heart extends a very big THANK YOU to Livy Jarmusch at Crown of Beauty Magazine for assembly this amazing blog tour for The Essence of Joy. The intinerary boasts a lineup as varied as the colors in the 64 count crayola box. Recipes, book reviews, devotions, giveaways,* and excerpts from the book. Step […]

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