Author Archive: ValMay

The Deep Magic of Christmas

My daughter made a comment, during a Hallmark Christmas movie, that they seem to be more religious-inspirational this year. That struck me because I happened to be thinking about Christmas and how sad it is, for the most part, that everyone is trying to erase what the Holiday (“Holy Day”) is about. Whether you love …

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Pace Yourself

I want to get back “in the race” now- but it may take six months to year. The reason why: nerve damage and back surgery which has kept me pretty close to home and is slow to heal. I want to be well now. (I always picture my granddaughter’s book, The Pout Pout Fish, when …

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The God Who Hears!

Do you wonder sometimes if God is listening to you?. If our prayers aren’t answered in the time frame we have asked for, or if we ask to hear from Him but only get silence, it’s easy to go down the path of worrying and thinking “does He really hear me?” I believe God is …

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God’s Plans, In His Time

This time of year there are always several graduations, weddings and retirement celebrations to attend, and, as always, many other life changing events happening. Sometimes it’s things we didn’t “plan” to experience. Even when it doesn’t seem like it, the Lord is with us every step of the way. Take to heart this great scripture …

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Jesus, the King of Glory 🌅

Today, Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter, begins Holy Week. This day is commemorated in Christianity as the day when Jesus of Nazareth presented Himself to His people, and the world, as their Messiah, Savior and King, by riding into Jerusalem on the foal of a donkey. As Jesus rode a donkey into the town …

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For Such A Time As This

I have always looked at the story of Esther as some day there will be a “for such a time as this”. When thinking about it lately, I realized that every moment of everyday is a “such a time as this” for us. Every time we make a choice to make a difference for someone …

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Have you lived for a good while without joy?

Have you lived for a good while without joy?   Keep walking toward Him…. it will come.  It came to Mary Magdalene.  She came looking for a dead Jesus.  She came in the dark, not knowing what she would find, full of sorrow, confused, stumbling…. but she came anyway.  She was surprised by joy.  Morning …

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Peace on Earth-Good Will Toward All

For many, the holidays are a time of joy and merry-making with family and friends. We all have our own traditions. What are some of yours? Christmas programs and choirs, gifts and cookie swaps and don’t forget the food. We love to consume some seriously good eats. Christmas cookies are my absolute favorite! And would …

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Prayer Instead of Despair

 A.W. Tozer says, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” What comes into your mind when you think about God? I think it has great impact on how we look at prayer. “Pray without ceasing… My house is a house of prayer: Not sing without …

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Where is Your Treasure

Where your treasure is, your heart will also be. Halloween is so much fun. I know there can be a lot of mixed feelings on the holiday and its’ origins but that aside, for me it’s a time of fall festivals, imagining up fabulous costumes where we can dress up like anything we dream to …

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