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Is your heart aflame or a cold ember?

Hubby and I are taking his final spring teaching break this week at our North Carolina home. His retirement countdown has begun! We left unseasonably warm Florida for a week of chilly Appalachian weather (lows 20, highs in the 40’s), perfect fireplace weather. As I thought about the Lord and […]

Feeling God’s Pleasure

Have you ever felt the pleasure of God?  It comes in an instant … for me, I sense Him smiling at me; I sense His pride in me at that moment. The pleasure of God brings a deep inner knowing that He has seen your sacrifices, heard your heart cries, […]

17 Extraordinary Stories of Giving #WATWB

Last Friday of the month, time again for good news! I’m referring to We are the World Blogfest, a bloghop promoting positive news stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit. Sharing these stories increases our awareness of hope in our increasingly dark world.  By emphasizing empathy, we […]

#WATWB: A Strangers Kindness

Today, for WE ARE THE WORLD BLOGFEST, I bring a positive story of random kindness in the midst of my grief and emotional upheaval. My Dad died in February, 2016 at age 87 while under hospice care. The preceding 60 days were intense: watching his suffering while juggling caregiving, replete with the […]

Is Life Really Better on a Sailboat?

Today’s guest post and photo collage comes from Janine Watson, who writes about life aboard a sailboat where she lives with husband, Ian and daughter, Tammy. Let’s listen … Driving down US1 there is a large billboard screaming “Let Go and Go Sailing” accompanied by an appropriate sailboat in full sail on an azure sea […]