Taking Stock…

Walking through that conference room door, I tried to assess and take stock of the room as I entered. Who was who? Was it a friendly, welcoming crowd, or a critical and cold one? Would I be able to point out which type was which? After all, my sole purpose here was to assess and…

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Tender Truth…

What a predicament! Sometimes speaking the truth is just that. A predicament. The following was my pre-writing mindset: “Do I write this or not? How will the reader digest it? Will they be of the same mind or stop reading and turn me off? I hope not.” But after praying and knowing the truth and…

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Catch and Release…

As I watch this tall, lean boy walk down the driveway toward his first youth event, I am taken back to a simpler time. A time of snuggles and feedings, of naps and playtime, and of sweet giggles and lullabies. I can still see those precious baby feet and chubby toddler cheeks and my heart…

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First Fruits…

Galatians 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Candor has been on hiatus. But I’m back with a blog I think we all can soak in and strive to live out. The fruits of the Spirit! Fruits are delicious…

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Perfectly Flawed…

Genesis 1:27 says “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female He created them.”  We were created by a perfect God. But we are imperfect people, every single one of us.  Why?  Because mankind fell for a lie.  It goes all the way back to…

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Do you see what I see?

This is the time.  Time for hope.  Time for healing.  Time for us to step up. Time to take the high road all while standing our ground. Do you see it? There’s a chance for change. There has always been and will always be two sides in life….two sides of every story, two sides of…

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Knitted, Created, Formed…

I am a New Yorker, through and through! I love the fact that I was born and raised in this great state’s upstate region. Originally from Troy and now a Rensselaer resident, I have never lived anywhere other than Rensselaer County. The Hudson Valley is my cherished home and there is no place I’d rather…

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He Hears Your SOS…

“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. -Psalm 91:14-15 Think for a moment of a rescue. What comes…

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You Make Me Brave…

Take heart friends, in all you do, because you are able to do “all things through Christ Who strengthens you”. There will be challenges at times and you may have to be strong and rein in your apprehensions. It is important to journey on in doing the very things that cause you trepidation. You can…

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