Thank You Dad

Thank You Dad

I spent much of the day yesterday with my niece Lisa and nephew Matt from Illinois .. that’s where my dad was born and raised .. from there he enlisted into the Marine’s .. fought in World War II .. and yes .. when leaving the service he came to Florida .. married my mom (who was a native) .. and no .. we never left .. and yes .. although today he’s no longer with us .. I sit here this morning thinking about him .. and yes .. the memories I carry .. and yes .. about Memorial Day and just what it means .. for today is a day set aside for all of us to remember those who have served and now serve to keep us safe and to keep us free .. in a sense .. it’s a day to celebrate unconditional love .. we have veterans who have stood on the line and...

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Beautiful Memory Making Days

Beautiful Memory Making Days

As we get older we start to see around us .. haha .. everyone else getting older too .. like so many of us .. we watch our children grow up .. we now have grandchildren .. lucky us .. and yes .. we start to see people in our own age group move from this earthly journey to their next destination .. haha .. I knew Gregg Allman in the 1970’s .. BD (before Donald) .. we all spent a few days together in New Orleans .. it was a time when Fleetwood Mac played in Jackson Square and Mad Dog 2020 was passed freely around the park .. haha .. oh my goodness .. we had so much fun .. not a care in the world .. and now .. here we are today with another passing .. while yes .. reliving the memories of what they brought into our lives .. and friends .. I’m sure that...

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Happy and Free

Happy and Free

Friends ..  it’ true ..  most of the time when we find ourselves under extreme stress .. haha .. it’s simply because we’re in conflict with God .. that’s right .. we’re trying to control things that only He can control .. for no .. we can’t control anyone or anything around us ..  we can’t control our past nor our future .. and yes .. the more we try to do so .. the more we’re trying to be Him .. haha .. and yes .. that definitely will put us in opposition with Him .. for yes .. not only are we going to lose that conflict .. but yes .. we’re going to wear ourselves out .. haha .. so yes .. we learn to live one day at a time .. for that my friends is where the power is .. for yes .. it’s when we surrender...

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Love Love Love

Love Love Love

Friends .. it’s true .. love is indeed the link God gives us with His eternal Self .. haha .. oh yes .. we talk about love .. heck .. I talk about it all the time .. and no .. I haven’t always practiced it nor have I always acted out of it .. however .. I know it to be true .. I’ve been loved many times in my life even when I didn’t deserve it .. haha .. in man’s eyes for sure .. oh but friends .. in His eyes we’re always loved .. and yes .. we’re always to love .. simply because ..  we’re called to be imitators of love Himself .. for yes .. He is love .. and yes .. if we’re going to be as He wants us to be .. as hard as it may be at times .. we simply have to move past the hurt .. past the pain .. and yes .....

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Let’s Do This!

Let’s Do This!

Our life and this road we’re travelling brings many twists and turns .. and yes .. with each situation we face we have the choice to learn .. and yes .. haha .. we can do this with joy or with pain .. for the truth is .. none of us know what’s lurking around the corner .. and yes .. what’s so amazing about this is that each day is a new day .. that’s right .. a new day to start over .. a new day to say .. “wow” .. yesterday .. haha .. it was a rough one .. but no .. I’ll not let it get me down .. or .. maybe our yesterday was an amazing day and in knowing how the enemy works we were ready and waiting for that big bump .. oh but friends .. either way the day falls out to be .. what we know for sure is that “yesterday...

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Rejoicing in Reality

Rejoicing in Reality

Friends .. when it comes to reality .. haha .. we can stop believing in it .. however .. I can tell you from experience that it’s simply not going away .. so yes .. we must accept it .. embrace it .. and yes .. live in it wholeheartedly .. for the truth is .. the reality of our situations in life can cloud the reality of God’s control over our lives .. simply because .. many of us live in fear of the unexpected or unknown .. haha .. but as Believers .. we know He know exactly what He’s doing .. so yes .. we learn to accept His agenda .. we agree that He’s in control and we’re not .. so yes .. we trust Him in spite of the circumstances surrounding us .. and yes .. we can expect our faith to be tested .. so yes .. we pray according to...

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Peace Within

Peace Within

es friends .. all of us have experienced troubled relationships in our lives .. and yes .. sometimes we’re aware of what’s going on .. while yes .. haha .. at other times we’re completely clueless .. the truth is .. at heart we all want to get along and when we can’t make things work .. haha .. that old guilt can and will create division between us and God .. for yes .. it’s so much easier to blame someone else than to admit our lack of love for the ones we have trouble with .. oh but friends .. it’s when we stop asking Him why .. and yes .. start asking Him how .. that yes .. everything will change .. for it’s true .. letting go of what we think and taking hold of what He says we simply find .. that no .. we can’t...

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