Our Journey

Let's share stories and insights into life's second act, guided by timeless biblical truths and a shared cup of comfort. Start here if you're seeking inspirational stories or simply a place to relax and rejuvenate.

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Keep Steady During Times of Worry

Psalm 55:22 says, "Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken". "In this verse, the psalmist David encourages people to rely on God to carry their b...

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Quiet Time

Ecclesiastes 3:7 NKJV ‬"...A time to keep silence, And a time to speak.." In her later years, my mom lived with my brother; they practiced "quiet time" every day from 2 to 4. They accepted no phone ca...

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It's Beyond Our Thoughts Now...

 sample of colored page in our first book Proverbs 16:3 - "Commit your works unto the Lord, and your thoughts shall be established." Yes! Thank you, Lord! Lynn and I are working on...

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Let's Be Like Pat Boone, Squeaky Clean!

Romans 3:10-12:  King James Version "10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gon...

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Best Meatloaf for Two

 Ecclesiastes 9:7 "Go, eat your bread with joy and drink your wine with a merry heart, because it is now that God favors your works." When putting together my prayer board (pages),...

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Life is for the Birds

Here’s Mr. 83, a racing pigeon. I took this picture several years ago, and I often think of this bird. I don’t know anything about racing pigeons and I don’t want to know. I do know that it’s not good...

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The Good, The Bad, The Beautiful

Just for fun, the second in a series of iconic LIFE covers, I chose Zsa Zsa Gabor as she sported the LIFE magazine cover on October 15, 1951, one day before my birth. When I was a little girl I wanted...

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What's Your One Chicken?

Hebrews 13:16 (ESV) "Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God."  The other day I watched a video on Facebook. It was of an older lady wit...

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Beginning of LIFE

Psalm  139-13-15"...you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know&nbs...

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A Story of Us

Eli Williams is a pastor who practices what he preaches. Not only is he Pastor of the New Hope Church; founder of Urban Light Ministries known for its diverse board, volunteers, programs; and a member...

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Good and Faithful Servant

"Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom" Psalm 90:12 I just loved Billy Graham. I think everybody did. I always made it a point to watch and listen to his TV messages and stil...

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Time for Refreshment

Isaiah 44:3 (ESV) says, “God is the refresher and provides nourishment by pouring out His Spirit on us. The Holy Spirit is able to fill up our hungry and dry hearts. When our souls are refreshed ...

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Am I a Writer?

2 Corinthians 3:5 "It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God." Friends and family often say I am writer. Saying it to myself, not so muc...

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How Do I Know I Have Been Called to Write

Psalm 37:23-24 “The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.” How Do I Know I am Called by God to Writ...

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Fix Attitude

1 Corinthians 3:4-5: ”Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.” How do ...

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Short Note from Helping One Another

Proverbs 16:3 "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans." Lynn and I give thanks to the Lord to be able to offer devotions to share with all of you each week, twice per wee...

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A Little Help from the Casual Observer

Psalm 113:1 “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity.” I often reminisce about the days of publishing for “On a Mission Magazine” and PUPS’ On a Mission Magazine”. I enjoyed p...

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Dancing with My Love

Ecclesiastes 3:4 "A time to weep and a time to laugh; A time to mourn and a time to dance."  "Dancing with My Love" in a dream. Dreams. We all have them, some people dream more tha...

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My Thoughts

Philippians 4:8-9 NLT "And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that ar...

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Thankful for My Health

  "The Lord will guide you continually, watering your life when you are dry and keeping you healthy, too. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring" (Isaiah 58:11, NLT) ...

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