Overflowing Joy

God to Skippy… Warp Speed!

Oh, Lord... Sometimes You just make me laugh out loud! It wasn't too long ago that we were poised to return to Florida. Closing up our summer retreat house in Virginia and making the trek southward. Back to the warm sun. Before the chilly weather froze me to the core.  :) Except for Skippy. The...
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Happy Birthday to… Who?!

I was so JOY-FULL, Lord, tears streamed down my cheeks. I felt like dancing! I could hardly wait to sing "Happy Birthday" to this dear brother. On this most precious Birthday. The celebration had been going on for a whole hour before I finally got in on the action. It happened this morning. At church....
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The Friendly Skies, Indeed!

I remember this encounter with You, Lord, like it was yesterday. It started with my simple, "Hello! How are you?"  The flight attendant as I entered the plane returned her friendly greeting. I went to my seat in the main cabin and we soon took off. Sometime later, another flight attendant came by with food. Before...
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Visions of Sugar Plums… Now?!

It wasn't The Night Before Christmas. I wasn't all snug in my bed. It was a cold April morning... and the sun was sky high. Or was it The Son?  :)   Sky high, indeed! I did have Visions, though. Maybe not of Sugar Plums, per se... but of Sweet Treats all the same. Treats from You,...
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Blessing My Socks Off!

It was one of those offhand remarks. A "by the way" comment added to the end of an hour-long conversation. A "by the way" comment that went off in my spirit like fireworks! All because of You, Lord. You and Your Amazing Grace. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on...
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Surprised by JOY!

Yes, Lord... Tis the season to be JOY-FULL! How better to spread the WONDER and BLESSING of this most precious season than to BE a living testimony of that priceless hymn? "Joy to the world! The Lord has come!" Your Spirit came on me suddenly as my day of travel began, making my JOY Mission...
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The 7-Second Difference

Wow, Lord... A lot can happen in seven seconds. It's a very short time, but it can make ALL the difference. I found that out the other day when we were riding our bikes along beautiful Bohannon Road. Eleven miles, just over one hour... with lots of shade and no traffic at all. My first...
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Black Bear-y Pie!

We returned to Virginia from Florida late in the day on July 4th. We had emptied my mother-in-law's house, after its unexpected contract for sale came just twelve hours after the house went on the market. She had been gone for six years. We had memorialized my sister-in-law's life, after her unexpected passing. She had...
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Soaking in WE-ness

I love a gentle rain, Lord. The kind that makes peace-full sounds as it hits the leaves and the ground. The kind that soaks in, nourishing the roots of Every Living Thing. Even mine. Sometimes, I lift my hands and my face Heavenward... soaking in the WET-ness. Until my dry roots plump up again... and...
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Heaven to Diana… Come In, Please!

That's what it's been like for the last week, Lord.  Ever since we returned from The Land Down Under. It didn't take me long to adjust to the 16-hour time difference when we went from Florida to Australia and New Zealand. But coming back??? Someone told me it takes one day to adjust for every...
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