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Monthly Archives: July 2015

School Prayers

This weekend is the last weekend before school starts for my kids. (sigh) It’s been a fabulous summer for us and I’m really sad to see it end. School starts entirely too early in Georgia if you ask me. I mean, it’s not even August yet. What happened to starting after Labor Day? But, like … Continue reading »

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Spiritual Cicadas

I was taking a walk yesterday and I saw a cicada lying dead on the pavement. But, when I stepped over him, I discovered he wasn’t dead as he flew away. I was really startled and chuckled to myself over how scary those bugs actually look. As a life long Southerner, they have always been … Continue reading »

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Grace and the Law

When I was growing up, going to church was an event. We had to wear special shiny church shoes. We had to wear tights and we always wore a dress. No woman would have dared to wear pants to church. My sister and I had special Sunday bows to wear in our hair as well … Continue reading »

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Lighting Up the Virtual World

I have had an all out war this summer with ants on my humming bird feeder. The feeder hangs on the edge of our house and it has been covered with them. I have no interest in feeding ants. The feeder is for the birds and the ants were interfering. The problem is sugar water … Continue reading »

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The Power of Group Prayer

I’ve been thinking a lot about prayer this summer. I’ve believed in the power of prayer for as long as I can remember. My mama always said our prayers with us before bed time and we always blessed our meals. But, I wasn’t always comfortable praying out loud and I certainly wouldn’t have put my … Continue reading »

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Remaining Close to the Vine

This is that time of year when many of us have a tiny lull before life gets crazy. Summer break is winding down and school never starts gently and peacefully. Nope, school starts like a freight train. From that very first open house event, everyone wants your time and money. PTO wants you to volunteer … Continue reading »

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The Nail Lesson

I was walking across my kids’ high school parking lot last week, when I came across a nail. I barely noticed it, as I was really hot and making a beeline for my car and to some sweet relief from air conditioning. I stepped right over it. My car was in sight. I was so … Continue reading »

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Crushing the Soul Worms

I was tending to my tomatoes yesterday when I spotted it, the dreaded tomato hornworm. You have to look really closely or you will miss it. It blends perfectly with the plants and at first glance it seems rather harmless. Looks can be deceiving. It can wreak havoc on a tomato plant in record time. … Continue reading »

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Equipping the Called

I volunteered to help with my son’s band camp yesterday. It’s July in Georgia and needless to say unbelievably hot, you know, like a hundred degrees in the shade. The moms all sat under a huge tent with ice, water and Gatorade for the band kids whenever a break was called. It was hot in … Continue reading »

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Praying About the Good Stuff

My daughter is getting her driver’s license in a little over two weeks. In order for me to feel like she’s road ready, I have made her my personal chauffeur this summer. I have had her do a ton of driving. Since we have been alone in close quarters, we have chatted a lot. We … Continue reading »

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