Christmas with the King 2014

If I said I could not wait to spend Christmas alone, what would you think?  Is it your worst nightmare or your best Christmas ever.  For me it started last year in 2013.  Exhausted from a year of work in a new job with virtually no days off, renovating a house, decorating every room for…

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Catalyst for a Miracle

A 21 hour business trip which included four airports and plenty of heartburn was the agenda for yesterday. While being crammed like a sardine in a 600 mph can, Mark Batterson’s book, The Grave Robber distracted me from the misery.  He writes to my sense of adventure and risky undertakings.  The subject was miracles and I…

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Early Christmas Gift

After years of birthday disappointment, I had it all planned perfectly this year.  My birthday is a month before Christmas and always falls the week of Thanksgiving and more often than not I find myself either at the grocery or at the hairdresser on my actual birthday rather than being able to enjoy a memorable birthday…

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ADVENT Calendar: the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching. I have created two stunning gift ideas to enrich your holiday season                         and bring quiet reflection to each month of the new year. Perpetual ADVENT Calendar: Celebrate Christmas with Greater Depth and Meaning…

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ALONE Outside the Camp

I have carried around a plague for years.  Even though I don’t have leprosy, everyone acts like I do.  In biblical days a person with leprosy had to live alone and outside the camp. I have been outside the camp for more years than I can count.  It has become a funny exchange between God…

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First Encounter With Jesus

My First Encounter With Jesus – Testimony of Polly Riddell Pain I have known pain for most of my life. It started at age 19 and affected my life for thirty years.  What began as leg pain for a skinny 99 pound girl became full body pain in my 30’s.  By my 40’s I had…

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My Favorite Guest Author Post

I am busy preparing for a speaking engagement on Sunday so I want to feature my favorite guest author in place of my usual blog post.  I am excited to be a guest speaker sharing my story of when I tried to jump into a pit with a lion on a snowy day and what happened when the lion…

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Letters to Jordan: Kinfolk

My Dearest Jordan, I just had lunch today with a dear friend from my youth. We have our 40th high school reunion coming up next month and we thought it would be a good idea to get together ahead of the event and compare notes. Jordan, I am sure you remember my friend Dexter Norman,…

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Risky Journey Ch 6: Take Off Your Grave Clothes

In 2006 I was involved in a car accident that resulted in a head injury which kept me from being able to work for a full year. There were some lasting effects in areas making it impossible to continue my career as a commercial real estate appraiser. Adjusting to the limitations that came from the…

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