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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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Building Strong Bodies 12 Ways

Psalm 73:26: "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever"  Wonder Bread builds strong bodies 12 ways! Myself, along with many other babyb...

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Getting Back to the Good Old Days

Monday, July 15, 2024 Drinking my cup of coffee and thinking about recent happenings  that have made this a harder year in the USA. Going forward, I am as certain today as I will be tomorrow, tha...

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Keep It Simple

Psalms 103:1 “Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul, And all that is (deep) within me, bless His holy name.” It’s Friday! July 12th and the birthday of Henry David Thoreau, writer and po...

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Seeking the Truth

Monday, July 8, 2024 Psalms 18:30 (TLB)  “What a God He is!  How perfect in every way!  All His promises prove true. He is a shield for everyone who hides behind Him.” As I heard o...

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Everything Leads to New Mercies

Monday, July 1, 2024 “The faithful love of the Lord never ends.His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh every morning.” Lamentations 3:22-24 is a reminder that life...

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Life Essentials

Philippians 4:19 (AMP)‬ "And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus." Life essentials. What could you live without? Your cell p...

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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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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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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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Warm Welcome

Faith in God and Love of Family

Monday, April 15, 2024Joshua 24:15b “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”             Hosting and showing hospitality t...

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The Power of Music

 Monday, April 8, 2024    Drinking my coffee and thinking about how pleasant it is to sing in the choir.  Over the weekend I participated in a Community wide Hymn-Sing in...

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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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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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Welcoming Change

 Monday, March 11, 2023 “Each morning brings new possibilities but coffee is first!”It’s almost springtime!     It won’t be long until that strict school schedule will ch...

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A Lifestyle of Love

Monday, February 19, 2024 Known as the Love Chapter, this passage of Scripture is often used in a wedding ceremony in 1 Corinthians 13: 1-2 TLB and says, "If I had the gift of being able to speak in o...

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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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Deepest Waters on a Beautiful Day

Monday, February 12, 2024 "Today's good mood is brought to you by coffee," and one cannot overlook a much warmer than usual weekend with sunshine, also brightening the attitude.  For my husband a...

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It May Take a Mountain

Monday, February 5, 2024

I came across a terrific Bible verse while watching the birds enjoying breakfast on this chilly winter morning. 

Psalms 59:16 NASB "But as for me, I will sing of Your strength; Yes, I will joyfully sing of Your faithfulness in the morning, for You have been my refuge And a place of refuge on the day of my distress."

The world seems to be changing in one's own backyard. It is hard not to have heartbreak from it all. I am making reference to the seemingly growing lack of moral compass among people, an overload of illegal aliens coming to our country, and the need for reform in many areas.

When my daughter was small, the family was required to show our adoption paperwork. A special trip had to be made to the Combined Health District in the county to prove she was not an alien.

As I explained this to my friend, Jeannie, while we were driving there, my seven year old was carefully listening in the backseat of the car to all of this. Looking in the rearview mirror, I noticed she was wide-eyed and had a shocked look on her face. "Am I an alien from outer space?" she worriedly asked. 

I answered her question while laughing and the saying, "never a dull moment," applied when discovering the need to validate our child being born in the USA for a census report.

Drinking my cup of coffee smiling about that day so long ago.

I wonder how many times we misunderstand God? We ask God why are You allowing this to happen? And on those days when it doesn't make a lot of sense, we just have to trust God to help us with the challenges. When we misunderstand, we wait for a glimpse of what is behind the event or events happening to us.

Leaving you with these words from the chorus of a song by The Gaither Vocal Band:

"Sometimes it takes a mountain

Sometimes a troubled sea

Sometimes it takes a desert to get a hold of me

Your love is so much stronger

than whatever troubles me

Sometimes it takes a mountain to trust You and believe."



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It's Back!

 Psalm 136:8"The sun to rule over the day, for his steadfast love endures forever.” "This verse acknowledges the sun as the ruler of the day, signifying God's loving provision. As the sun fa...

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