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Last night, I became God’s greatest cheerleader. I know that sounds cheesy, but if you’d been watching me in my backyard, you’d understand the statement, and probably have a good laugh at my expense. Clouds hung heavy in the sky. snuffing out the stars and moon in a blanket of greyness.  Two of my children bounced on our trampoline, their eyes glued to the East as if their attention would convince the moon to show. Another one of my children… Read More

A Message of Hope | Psalm 23 When darkness encroaches and death overshadows the valley, have no fear, for I am with you. The shadows are lies and death an illusion. But take heart, for I’ve torn the veil giving sight to the blind, hope to the hurting, and truth to the deceived. My mercies are new every morning. Just as I am the dawn and the new day, so am I with you always. (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

Several summer’s ago,  my husband and two lifejacket-clad sons swam to a tiny island off the shore of Lake Huron. They stood on a branch which jutted out the water and soaked in the view while I snapped their photo. It was stunning. Well…OK, maybe their view didn’t look quite like this. I may have gone a little photo-editing crazy. I love to take the ordinary and turn it into the extraordinary. Happy Sunday! (Click on the thumbnail to… Read More

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John 4:14

This weekend Bruce and I took a scenic drive around Niagara Falls. It was dusk, fog obscured the setting sun, clouds of mist spiraled out of the depths of falling water, and rain drizzled from the sky upon the multitudes of people who refused to be deterred from viewing this magnificent force of nature. I stood in awe of the One who created it all and this verse came to mind…