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What Christopher Robin Knew … That I Didn’t


"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. I’ll always be with you.” Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh

I was a very happy child. At least, until I was three.


Three was my hallmark year.


The summer I was three, my parents took a trip to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. …

Another Puzzle Piece

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I've been doing a lot of reading lately. There are so many books that are speaking to me right now, giving me pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that's my life.  I find the golden thread of God’s word woven through them - just waiting for me to find them, and put them to use.


I've always found it interesting that the pieces come from so many different places. It might be something someone writes to me in an email. …

The Devil Is In the Details


“You provided bread from heaven for them for their hunger.  You brought forth water from a rock for them for their thirst, and You told them to enter in order to possess the land which You swore to give to them.”  Nehemiah 9:15

As you’ve no doubt figured out, if you have read this blog for any amount of time, I’ve so fallen into the trap of complaining.

I’d like to justify it by saying I’ve a lot to complain about right now, but I can almost see God smiling ruefully at me as He shakes His head.  

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