No Time Like The Present

Priorities and Time – a great time to prioritize: the beginning of a new year!

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“Time is the least thing we have of”

this quote by Ernest Hemingway caught my attention~ But thankfully, Charles Swindoll argues that we have more time than we realize “once we get our priority ducks in a row” (Day by Day with Charles Swindoll).

Joe Stowell outlines how we can “[Embrace] The Virtues of The King” by making this observation:

Embracing the reality of the world to come radically alters everything in this world. Our values are prioritized and purified. . . .

If anyone should express the reality of eternity, it’s those of us who have been guaranteed safe passage to the other side through Christ, our divine passport. Yet interestingly, we who are marked with heaven in our hearts usually live as though it were real but irrelevant. We are consumed with the tyranny of the temporal, and we trade both the character and power of a…

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Immanuel; It’s no accident: The Lord is with us!

Do you ever look back to remind yourself all that God has accomplished in your life? Christmas 2019-Rodney’s accident, Christmas 2020-Rodney had Covid, Christmas 2021 putting Rodney in a bubble suit!!!

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Eight days ago, an accident changed our plans! We planned to spend Christmas in Louisiana with my side of the family. We were due to leave 2 days after the accident occurred. Many things this year did not transpire as we had planned or even had hoped. Two of our children had surgery, unexpectedly. Our granddaughter, who was due to be born in the month of October, came in the early part of August. Our Thanksgiving Colorado trip for Rodney to meet our newest grand had to be postponed. Our oldest daughter and son-in-law became foster parents to a sibling group of 2 children with alarming trauma. Then, a little boy who was now eligible for adoption, arrived a month after the foster siblings. The adoption process was a very slow and painful procedure. My daughter and son-in-law now had two 1-year old’s and a 2-year old which was never…

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Cookies with Santa

A Christmas memory!

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When we began the doctoral journey for Rodney in 2012, we left our nice townhouse and moved into a more economical apartment until we were ready to buy a home. During that period of time, we experienced many problems that needed an expert handyman. On one such occasion shortly before Christmas, we welcomed the nicest young man into our home, and I started to believe Santa was real!

I know Santa is real! He’s been at our apartment since 2 pm (4 ½ hours total)! When we left our luxurious townhouse, we came to a much older place that had a lot of what I will call inconveniences…like two knobs on the showers/tubs/sinks, and the worst place, the kitchen sink! I know, I was spoiled, but it had always been so convenient to push the kitchen knob with the back of my hand because my hands were full or dirty…

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The Best Gift!

Growing up with siblings who would not believe His story until after the resurrection, He Chose to Love! Preaching to men and women who would turn their back on Him, He chose to love! Discipling a group of misfits who constantly misspoke, He chose to love! Calling as one of “The Twelve,” “the One” who … Continue reading The Best Gift!