Category Archives: A Thankful Heart

Yes To Everything ✋🏻

Jill Briscoe inspired me with her talk at the If Gathering in 2017. It was my first time to hear of her. I’m looking forward to exploring some of her books some day. She is in her eighties, and If Gathering … Continue reading

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Baby Son 👼🏽

To whom much has been given, much is required, but it all started with a little baby in a feeding trough of some kind. That seems like a rather inauspicious beginning for a king, and I know Christians probably celebrate … Continue reading

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Your Prison Stories ⛓

My last post explained about a prison I was in, and how I discovered the door was unlocked, so I opened it, and walked out. Since then, I’ve heard some of your prison stories. They seemed insightful, so I’ll share … Continue reading

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An Unlocked Door 🚪

Hopefully, this is my last day on the run. As a Christian, I have no excuse for a lot of things, but I guess my biggest hurdle so far has been fear. Once upon a time, I was in an … Continue reading

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For the First Time in Forever 👸🏻

July 1 might not be that long ago, but it seems like forever. And for the first time since then, I feel like I can move forward. It feels amazing. This song doesn’t apply to me much at all; and … Continue reading

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Starting a Hashtag Movement: #memasaidshare 💸

Legend has it that my dear mom-substitute liked to share. I was certainly the recipient of her generosity over the years, as were my children and grandchildren. In fact, the story goes that Mema actually said to share. Thinking about this … Continue reading

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And Starting Over ☀️

Last Sunday, when I walked around the corner, there were all sorts of lessons in that golden light. And especially, there was a refreshing message about suffering. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who … Continue reading

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