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SPIRITUAL SPARKLE

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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Shedding the Old to Reveal the New

Summer is the time of year when we get to enjoy the most beautiful Crape Myrtle trees that were planted decades ago in our front yard. Their hot pink blooms make quite a showy statement lining the sidewalk. This is …

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From Drought to Drenched

It has always been important to me to create a welcoming look with plenty of color outside my front door. I’ve planted a variety of beautiful flowers but to keep them looking good it requires regular watering, especially with our …

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Face Toward the “Sun”

This year, more than any other, I have noticed the big, bright blooms of sunflowers popping up in many yards and gardens. Interestingly, the National Garden Bureau has designated 2021 to be the “Year of the Sunflower.” This particular beauty …

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Longing for His Appearing

As a little girl, I remember how excited I would be whenever I got to have a weekend slumber party with my best friend. I would sit by the window, nose pressed against the glass in anticipation of her arrival. …

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It’s Black and White

It seems there’s just not a whole lot left in the world today that is considered “black and white.” By this, I mean a clear cut, sharply defined truth. Judgments, opinions, and various perspectives can skew the truth no matter …

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Sharpen Your Sword for Victory

It was “bulk-trash week.” Not the best setting for a scenic stroll in the neighborhood but despite the unsightly junk piles, there was a very good message to be found in it. I glanced down on the sidewalk and noticed …

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Spotless for Our Wedding Day

Oh, my goodness! I must share with you my latest experience walking through a field of wildflowers. I was given such a beautiful picture of our soon-coming wedding day as the Bride of Christ… Traditionally, June is considered the most …

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The Sweetness of God’s Word

It was the perfect day for a walk by the lake. The assortment of colors in a nearby field of wildflowers was absolutely breathtaking! As I took a closer look at the extraordinary detail on the petals, I noticed a …

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A Taste of Heaven

It was a beautiful, sunny day. My husband and I took our time walking around the open-air market during their weekly “Market Day” in Nice, France. The display of neatly arranged, colorful fresh fruit immediately drew me in. It looked …

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Growing in Godly Wisdom

There is nothing more exhilarating than being in the great outdoors in nature no matter where you are in the world. Exploring Maine several summers ago made all of my senses come alive as I spent time boating on the …

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The Narrow Road Leads to Life

Strolling down cobblestone streets in picturesque villages throughout the beautiful country of Spain was an experience I will always remember. Uniquely shaped colorful doors lined each side. As I walked down these old, narrow streets dating back several centuries, it …

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Preparing to Meet the King

It was a little over a year ago. I had been informed that all of the exercise classes I taught were now canceled. Due to this new outbreak of coronavirus, we were to immediately “shelter in place.” It came as …

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From Weary to Refreshed

Have you ever come to the point of complete exhaustion with all of your strength and vigor seemingly zapped from you? If so, you know what it’s like to feel weary. Years ago, my evening flight was delayed over and …

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