Living Truthfully
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    Jesus Has Left The Manger

    December 14, 2017

    Nativity scenes have been placed, porcelain and plastic, Mary and Joseph.  They have their stations beside the small manger, and as I bend to look into the painted hay, I’m reminded of how this looks exactly the same as last year, and the year before.  I twinge at the repetitious act, the yearly decorations set […]

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    Finding Perspective in Failed Success

    October 10, 2017

    Leaning against the wall in my living room is a weathered grey ladder.  Years ago, this ladder was used to climb onto an elevated platform.  It connected the ordinary to wondrous sights and imagination.  This ladder saw many climbers and helped boost children and adults into higher perspectives.  When the platform was taken down, I decided the ladder should […]

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    God, I Look Like A Liar

    September 20, 2017

    The sun hadn’t risen, yet I knew it to be early morning.  The pain in my head woke me.  “Why these damn headaches?”  I laid there asking Father, not from a questioning heart, more like a complaining heart.  Maybe I can sleep through it. I shift by body and fight for comfort.  Feeling my eyebrows […]

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    July 31, 2017

    It’s not the unfriended action that hurts, it’s the realization that the relationship was pondered and purposefully ended with a quiet click. I’d be foolish to think every friend on face book was truly a friend, most are acquaintances, people I’ve met that I don’t mind sharing pieces of my life with. What about the friends […]

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    Even When I Disagree

    January 31, 2017

    Being an introvert has allowed me to fine tune my ability of listening … I listen to conversations as they develop.  I watch body language, postures and subtle movements as people develop their stories.  I’m amazed at how much information is simply second hand, social media re-runs and news fear tactics …   There are […]

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    Keep Singing Your Melody

    October 29, 2016

    She stood among her piers trying to remember the words to a melody heard just prior.  She holds the paper over her mouth so only her eyes can be seen … her voice is shy when being watched.  The paper she holds is filled with music notes and words she cannot read.  I see her […]

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    Give Permission

    October 4, 2016

    The service ended like any other … people quietly began gathering their belongings and saying their goodbye’s.  As I sat next to my friend she began to cry, “As soon as you sit near me, I cry!” I smile and allow the process … “Give her permission.” Father whispered.   I’m convinced God never does […]

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    Searching For Value

    August 30, 2016

    I usually don’t garbage pick, but when I spotted two shutter style doors laying on the side of the road, thoughts of re-purposing the doors as displays for my artwork was at the forefront of my mind.  The solid wood doors fit nicely in my car.  I also couldn’t wait to get them out of […]

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    Remove the Pedestal

    June 3, 2016

    A few years ago my family and I visited the Creation Museum in Kentucky (For the record, it’s amazing and you should go!).  While visiting the petting zoo within the park, I was leaning against the donkey fence.  The seemingly gentle donkey was hanging its head between the fencing as I stood there.  Without warning, […]

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    What Makes A Leader?

    May 2, 2016

    This post contains affiliate links and I’ll earn a small commission if you shop through them.  Click here to read my full advertising disclosure.   Sitting quietly in the audience, I watched as others were called upon to speak … from somewhere, deep inside the hidden chambers of my heart, a voice whispered, “Look at me, […]

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    Three Words To Help Bring Perspective

    March 20, 2016

      This post contains affiliate links and I’ll earn a small commission if you shop through them.  Click here to read my full advertising disclosure. Perspective is a powerful tool.  If you’re introverted like me, most of your perspective is an inward view.  You may spend hours rotating thought. The danger of perspective is when you view […]

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    Muddy Water

    March 16, 2016

    “My heart is hurting, it just feels icky.”  Being completely honest with Father helps navigate through uncertain waters.  “I’m not angry; I’m sad, disappointed, and shocked … I don’t want this offense to destroy what once was.”     Have you ever sat at the edge of water?  A pond or stream?  Growing up we […]