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Discouragement’s Cure

Discouragement’s Cure

Recently I had an opportunity to visit Bass Pro Shops Big Cedar Lodge on Table Rock Lake near Branson, MO for a wedding. Through a front gate, along a winding road, then a scenic ride on a shuttle, brought us to the site of the wedding. At the end of a long underground walkway we emerged to see this magnificent site set in a reflecting pool overlooking Table Rock. To the left of The End of the Trail sculpture sat…

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Another Poem From the Dark Valley

Another Poem From the Dark Valley

Since it’s still April and the Poem a Day challenge is going on, I’ll post another poem I’ve written this month. In the prompt given we were to add a word to “weary.” Battle Weary came to mine immediately. Battle Weary Fall into bed, exhausted after a day at rehab as I’ve watched husband struggle to regain strength. Scruffy four-day beard, wasting body of skin and bones, peek from covers as he falls into deep, drug-induced sleep. His valiant effort…

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A Birthday Present

A Birthday Present

OLD GLORY Look to me and remember well the days gone by and those who fell, giving their lives for freedom’s sake knowing their sacrifice was no mistake. Look to me and remember the present. Pray for each and every resident who lives in this great land of ours that by God’s grace we’ll be empowered. Look to me; remember those yet to come who’ll stand in our stead and march to the drum 0f a land established for God’s…

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Do Not Fear

Do Not Fear

Isaiah 41:13 For I am the Lord your God, who upholds your right hand, who says to you, “Do not fear, I will help you.” Have you ever been faced with a seemingly impossible task? You wonder how this could possibly turn out for the good. As far as you’re concerned you are standing at the bottom of Mt. Everest with the assigned task of climbing to the top in a week. You have no training. No equipment. No possibility…

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God’s Delays

God’s Delays

Have you ever prayed for a thing and waited, and waited, and waited? Have you given up hope of ever seeing that prayer answered? In Bible study, we recently studied the book of Acts. Near the end of the book is a very long account of the struggles Paul had after the Lord told him he was going to Rome to stand before Caesar. After two years he was finally on his way when he was shipwrecked, bitten by a…

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Highflying Zip-line

Highflying Zip-line

Before taking off for our cruise, I followed the online instructions about what to do before leaving home. I carefully made out the list of activities which I intended to do while on board the Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas.  Ride the wave-runner  Ice skate  Climb the rock-climbing wall  Ride the zip-line Aboard ship, the day finally came when we weren’t in a port and I made my way through the line to get into…

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