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SPIRITUAL SPARKLE

The Personal Goodness of God

Have you ever experienced a season in your life when you are ultra aware of the goodness of God? You’ve probably received a gift where little thought was put into it, perhaps because the giver didn’t know you very well …

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Happiness through Holiness

Have you ever heard the expression, “God is more interested in your holiness than your happiness?” I heard it the other day for the first time and it intrigued me enough to look into seeing what the Bible says about …

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God’s Grace in Bloom

I am so enjoying my walks lately as spring is coming into full bloom more and more every day! I snapped some photos of the vibrant flowers I spotted recently and it wasn’t until later that I realized how beautifully …

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Making Time for the Rhythm of Rest

Ahhhh. A whole day to simply rest. No errands to run, no chores to do, no work to catch up on. How often does that happen for you? Most of us stay so busy that we don’t ever take advantage …

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Leaving a Lasting Impression on my Heart

A decade has quickly come and gone since my beautiful Mama left this earth, moving to her forever Home in heaven. I can hardly wrap my mind around how fast time has flown since that dark day of heavy sadness …

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Treats for the Heart: Dark Chocolate and Intimacy with God

I admit, I’m a bit of a chocoholic. Dark chocolate, that is. I’m thankful my taste buds prefer the dark variety with at least 70% cocoa which happens to be the healthiest, giving me zero guilt when consuming a bite …

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Routine is Essential for Vibrant Health

A few days of freezing temps and ice on the roads kept many of us homebound last week. I was grateful the “staycation” did not continue as long as the one we experienced last February which included a horrific electric …

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Made to Grow

A sweet friend of mine knows how much I love plants and gave me a little flower pot with the word GROW etched on it. I didn’t waste any time filling it with dirt and a mini succulent to decorate …

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Stamped with “Forever”

There were only a couple of days left before the end of a turbulent ride through 2021. But before I could breathe a final sigh of relief, I lost a very dear friend. Brenda had battled several types of metastatic …

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Let Your Light Shine

Christmas is a such a special time of year for me. To see all of the pretty lights twinkling throughout neighborhoods and shops in anticipation of the big day celebrating Jesus’ birth warms me from the inside out. No matter …

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A Wonder in the Heavens

I awoke with a start Friday morning. It was 2:22 am. I jumped out of bed and went outside with great anticipation of seeing the lunar eclipse…the longest in 580 years lasting 3 hours and 28 minutes! It did not …

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The Fragrance of Christ

One of my most favorite memories of growing up in the Northwest was being surrounded by tall, majestic pine trees. I distinctly remember their spicy fragrance which brings me back to the invigorating crispness I felt in the air that …

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Living in Reverent Awe

I stood awestruck for several minutes as I watched the giant waves crashing with all their might against the rocks in Curacao at Boka Pistol Bay. There was such a powerful force behind them creating a breathtaking site to behold!  …

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Perfect Protection for Our Mind

Happy Fall! It’s that time of year again when oak trees begin steadily dropping their acorns. A typical, healthy oak will produce acorns at around the 20-year mark, but peak acorn production occurs when the tree is between 50 and …

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Spiritual Vision with Dragonfly Eyes

A shiny iridescence caught my eye on my walking path the other day. Upon closer examination, I noticed it was a beautiful dragonfly that perhaps had experienced a rough landing as he was no longer moving. I’m not exactly sure …

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