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Posts regarding my faith.

Defining Sparks of Joy

I felt them. Like flecks of light in the dark, little sparks of joy have flitted in and out of my life these past couple weeks. That begs the question. What is joy? I guess I should try to define joy first. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it in three different ways: The emotion evoked by ...continue reading

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3 Things I've Learned About Caregiving

Blogger’s Note: I know I’ve been silent for the past few weeks. My post explains why. When a crisis hits, priorities change, and what happened required so much of my time and energy that social media fell by the wayside. Not anymore. Three weeks until the post-op appointment. No sitting upright for long periods. No ...continue reading

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Does Prayer Really Work?

Blogger's note:  I had fully intended to begin a new series related to my writing, but with the news of Saeed Abedini's release, I decided to interrupt my schedule for this post. Saturday morning, I woke up as a normally did, wandered into the kitchen, and had a bowl of cereal while reading the comics ...continue reading

Christmas Wishes Through Songs

It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted. Christmas has come, and along with it come the requisite chores, those of shopping, making cookies, parties, and Christmas cards.  Throughout it all, it’s easy to lose the real reason we have Christmas.  So in this post, though it may be short and perhaps not the ...continue reading

How to Stand Strong when Life Crushes You

I remember last January when 2014 turned over to 2015 and how I wondered about what the new year would bring. If I’d only known. The first half of the year? Quiet. My life moved in an easy rhythm. The second half? My head is still spinning. In the span of three months, my cousin ...continue reading