Category Archives: Trials

Learning to Dance in the Rain

I have always loved storms. Even as a child, I enjoyed curling up in the breezeway of our home watching the storms roll in. I would sit mesmerized until either the last clouds floated past the horizon or my mother … Continue reading

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Tornado Trees

It has been almost two years now since a devastating F5 tornado tore through central Oklahoma leaving a 22 mile path of destruction. Recovery has been slow, difficult, and for those that lost loved ones, near impossible. While waste and … Continue reading

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Every Knee Shall Bow

I have inherited a lot of things from my parents. Many of them I consider to be good things such as my blue eyes, brown hair and fair skin. Others, I consider not so good, such as my poor eyesight, … Continue reading

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Trials and Traffic Signs

  Recently, as I was driving to work, I found myself suddenly mesmerized by a random highway sign. It may seem peculiar that an ordinary, everyday sign caused me such fascination, but something about this one caught my eye. What … Continue reading

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That their burdens may be light

  It has been almost two months now since my mother passed away. During this time, I have experienced an immense outpouring of love and support from family, friends and acquaintances. Many, have also offered their suggestions and advice for … Continue reading

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Life On a Roller Coaster

Some time ago, I wrote about some of my experiences riding on the train. I compared the train ride to our journey through this life. Since that time, I have began to feel as if our journey through life is … Continue reading

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Road Construction Ahead…

Last week my husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. This week we are celebrating by taking a much needed vacation and doing a little traveling. As you might expect, we have encountered several stretches of road construction accompanied … Continue reading

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Easter Gratitude…

Today is Easter and I am feeling very grateful. I am feeling grateful not only for all of the things that we celebrate at Easter: the birth, life, and resurrection of Christ, but for the fact that I have survived … Continue reading

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To Everything There is a Season…..

There is a huge tree outside my office window.  I’ve grown quite attached to it over the last couple of years.  It has been my companion through the ups, downs and stresses of my work days.  My office is one … Continue reading

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