Intestinal Decision Making . . . What Could Possibly Go Wrong? What Does Your Gut Tell You?!


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When’s the last time you followed your instinct despite not being sure it was the right thing to do? Did it end up being the right call?

Ah, the proverbial gut feeling. I guess we can say gut feelings are like elbows and opinions−everyone has them. They are this instinctual feeling that pervades a moment with either the All Clear signal or the Danger, Danger warning. But, how accurate is this innate evaluator of circumstances and purveyor of quick, just go with it decisions?

I ran across a website that listed five instances you should not ignore. Here are the five: 1. Something feels wrong in my body. 2. I’m in danger. 3. I want to help. 4. I know how to do this. 5. This is it! Read the rest of this entry »


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Ode to an Avalanche . . .

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You were caught in an avalanche. To be rescued, you need to make it through the night. What thought(s) would give you the strength to go through such a scary, dangerous situation?

Soft powder,

Like bits of cloud

swirl in my turbulent air. Read the rest of this entry »


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The Princess and the Big Bad Wolf (Short Fiction by my Four-Year Old Daughter!)


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Today, publish a post based on unused material from a previous piece –a paragraph you nixed, a link you didn’t include, a photo you decided not to use. Let your leftovers shine!

My four-year old daughter, about whom I have written several times before, wanted me to type a story for her. She wanted me to type the story she told me. She said, I’ve never wrote a story before!

So, here it is, I guess we could call it The Princess and the Big Bad Wolf. Read the rest of this entry »


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Thanksgiving Overload!


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Well, we made it to Friday. We waded through globs of cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, chicken and dumplings and sweet tea. We stuffed our stuffer with stuffing. We gobbled up mounds of turkey. We mashed down potatoes, we creamed through corn, we stalked our way through a variety of beans, we rolled our way through piles of bread, we glazed our way through honey sweet ham and we sweet-talked our way through puddings, cakes, cookies and pies!  Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 28, 2014 in Grace in the Everyday, Holidays, Luke


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The Old Journal (Short Fiction)


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Is there a person you should’ve thanked, but never had the chance? Is there someone who helped you along the way without even realizing it? Here’s your chance to express your belated gratitude.

The window panes sighed a chilly breath of winter as the wind howled against their face. The fireplace crackled and sparked, as the fire lapped at each woody morsel, feasting on its hearty meal in the stone hearth. The light was dim; the sort of soft glow that made eyes blur if concentrated in one spot for more than a few seconds.  Read the rest of this entry »


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Happy Thanksgiving!


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I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! If you live in other parts of the world, well, Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! No matter where you live, as believers in Christ, we have cause to be thankful to God for who he is and all he has, is and will do for us! Read the rest of this entry »


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Thanksgiving, for the Christ-follower, is not an Option!


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Well, tomorrow is Turkey day, also known as Thanksgiving here in the States. Yesterday I wrote about something not to be thankful for.

Today, I thought I would keep the spirit of this season and look at the fact that as believers in Christ, we should be thankful and what effect our thanksgiving will have upon us and those around us. Read the rest of this entry »


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