Do it

Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it - Chuck Palahniuk Change is a good thing--sometimes.  It takes courage to step outside of your comfort zone and follow your dreams wherever they take you.  You will have the naysayers and doubters on …

Life’s Surprises and Unspeakable Joy

It's lunch break at school and as I was walking down the hallway heading towards the cafeteria, Colton texted me.  He wanted me to have dinner at his place tonight.  Excited, I texted him back.   Things were really heating up between us. Last night after we left the ice rink, we went back to …

His Muse

The painting was almost complete.  He just had to add a few touches.  Painting landscapes was never his thing but he had been forced to paint them since...He tossed the paintbrush down and got up.  He walked over to the window and stared out into the street below.  It was quiet now.  It was Sunday.  …

Praise

I will always praise the Lord.  With all my heart, I will praise the Lord - Psalm 34:1, 2 King David was always praising God.  Every opportunity he got, he praised Him for who He is and what He does in our lives.  Do we praise God?  Do we take the time to praise Him …

Partakers

The sun meets not the springing bud that stretches towards him with half the certainty that God, the source of all good, communicates himself to the soul that longs to partake of him — William Law True peace comes not from the absence of trouble, but from the presence of God and will be deep …

A Love Meant to Be

Serena stood there on the Staten Island Ferry, watching the choppy, frigid waters, her emotions churning inside her.  She leaned against the rail and wrapped her arms about her.  I'm pregnant.  She found out that morning when she went to a walk-in clinic.  After leaving there, she decided to come on the ferry ride to …

The Christmas Present

It was Christmas Day and she was sitting by the tree, going through the presents.  There were several--from family, friends, co-workers and...Kevin.  Kevin.  He was her brother in-law's youngest brother and eleven years younger than her yet she felt like a lovesick schoolgirl whenever she was around him.  Every year they exchanged Christmas presents.  His …

The Retreat

She stood there admiring the bright yellow mixed in with flaming orange and red leaves on the trees as they dotted the green landscape and stood proudly over the still water of the lake, seeming to admire their reflections.  It reminded her of a giant water color painting.  It was so peaceful there.  Coming to …

Bundles of Joy

For with God nothing will be impossible - Luke 1:37 As she sat by the window, looking out, she recalled those turbulent years when Mark and she were trying in vain to have children.  They have been married for twelve years.  They met through a mutual friend and it was love at first sight.  They dated for a …

The Little Star

The sparkle in a grandmother's eyes the first time she sees and holds her first and only grandchild.   He is nine years old now and the sparkle is still there in her eyes when he visits her in the  nursing home.   The Parkinson's  has her confined her to a wheelchair  now but it cannot take …

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