What’s it like there dad?

I’ve actually asked that question out loud to my father many times.  Thankfully when I’m alone, running in the woods.  My dad passed away January 3rd, 2023.  My dad dealt with multiple sclerosis most of his adult life.  He spent the last few years of his life, talking about heaven a LOT.  He couldn’t wait to meet His Savior. When I was a little girl, it started with some numbness, ...

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Put God First

Hello, it's Penny. This day and age it's go-go-go! It can be hard to get in that quiet time that you want to spend with the Lord. I have come to appreciate those amazing "Oh, Wow!" moments that He gives us every day. A co-worker gave me a couple of stems from a plant I gifted my boss, because he knew how much I loved propagating cuttings. In just a few ...

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Resolve

The word resolution has shown up in a few conversations at the beginning of 2023. The definition of a resolution is: a firm decision to do or not do something. I’m all about a fresh start, and the new year brings that, but the pressure to make a firm decision seems like a lot of pressure after planning and celebrating a major holiday and ending an entire year. The media ...

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Resolve to Love

Are you feeling reflective as we kick off 2023 about your life, your goals, your relationships?  As the year spreads out before us, like a book with blank pages to be filled, how about considering being purposeful in showing God’s love and grace to people you don’t agree with? I know, I know, you’re thinking Taylor, that doesn’t sound very fun.  But isn’t that what we’re called to do?  Christianity Today did ...

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I Am Here.

“Not Again!” I thought as, Jake, our middle son was admitted to the hospital again because of SMAS. The first time we faced this was nine years ago. SMAS is, in layman’s terms, is when a person can’t keep food and liquids down because of a crimped small intestine caused by rapid weight loss. The first time we went through this we were on vacation in St. Augustine, FL. Jake was ...

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Lessons from Tilly

My daughter, Kailey, just got a golden retriever puppy named Tilly. Tilly is a sweet, soft, fluffy ball of furr and energy. Kailey got Tilly in Calhoun, Ga, and earlier this week I drove Kailey and Tilly back down to Orlando where Kailey lives. Tilly came from a big litter, so she was used to being surrounded when she slept at night. At Kailey’s house, Tilly is sleeping in a ...

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The Corn Maze

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8There is a time for everything,and a season for every activity under heaven… There are lots of reasons to LOVE Fall…Pumpkin Spice everything, football, the leaves changing color, sweaters…bugs go away to wherever they go for the winter!! Every season offers us the opportunity to  experience things a little differently, like the crisp coolness of a Fall morning…And life can be like that too, with all of it’s seasons giving ...

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Kim Fitz

He is our Compass

What does September mean to you? The anticipation of all things Fall is upon all. Don't you love the moment you can smell Fall?? When football is back and we plan our trips to the pumpkin patches, corn mazes and apple orchards. A few years ago, during our annual Pumpkin Farm outing my Husband was leading us through the corn maze. I always hand the map directly over to him, because if I ...

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Take Heart

I'm really good at worrying.  Nope, not proud to admit that.  But it seems like there are so many things to get anxious about.  Whether it's poverty, wars, gas prices, inflation,  that awful health diagnosis, or a friend grieving the loss of a parent,  there's a lot to worry about.  When someone I love is in crisis – one of my parents, a friend, or one of my 11 nieces ...

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Jireh

I got sticker shock at the grocery store. There I was buying the same things I usually fill my pantry with, like bone broth, organic ground turkey, sweet potatoes, ice cream, and cha-ching, the cost increased so much that I put the ice cream back. I could have afforded it, but the principle bugged me. As much as I expected to pay more during this season of inflation, I still ...

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