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Philippians 3:14

Philippians 3:14“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

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What’s Your Summer Sense?

Your Summer Sense is Smell

You are a very sensitive person, and you are especially tuned into your sense of smell.
You pick up on subtleties that others seem to miss. You can sense summer coming on before anyone else can.
For you, there’s nothing like the smell of a hot grill or freshly mowed grass – preferably at the same time.
And the ultimate summer smell experience has got to be the beach. There’s something intoxicating about the smell of the ocean!


This is one of the results from the quiz, What’s Your Summer Sense?



I have come to believe that I am more governed by my sense of smell than I ever realized before. 

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Senior Moment

An elderly couple had dinner at another couple’s house, and after eating, the wives left the table and went into the kitchen.

The two elderly gentlemen were talking, and one said, “Last night we went out to a new restaurant, and it was really great. I would recommend it very highly.”

The other man said, “What’s the name of the restaurant?”

The first man knits his brow in obvious concentration, and finally said to his companion, “Aahh, What is the name of that red flower you give to someone you love?

His friends replies, “A Carnation??”

“No. No. The other one” the man says.

His friend offers another suggestion, “The Poppy?”

“Nahhhh, growls the man. You know the one that is red and has thorns.”

His friend said, “Do you mean a rose?”

“Yes, Yes that’s it. Thank you!” the first man says.

He then turns toward the kitchen and yells, “Rose, what’s the name of that restaurant we went to last night?”


Hahaha, I feel just like that!

Have an epic weekend!

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Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

She writes, this child of mine.  She makes up stories and universes and characters and she writes.  Sometimes she tells me about them, sometimes she shares them with me in an email.  Below is something she wrote, and read to me several weeks ago, that left me with tears in my eyes.  Oftentimes, I can’t wrap my brain around the fact that she writes such things at her age!   Sometimes, she displays a wisdom far beyond her years.  Other times, she is herself, a blossoming young lady who is turning fourteen today.  🙂 

I wanted to share this, because I am so proud of her.  Happy Birthday, Baby Girl!  I love you!

(Dredgen Grace is a gamer-name she made up for herself after achieving the title of Dredgen in Destiny2.)

Seasons by Dredgen Grace

Every piece in the form of who and what we are is shaped by the reality of our existence and our existential metamorphosis. That’s what most people call life.

But it’s also an inspiration into deep, shrouded layers.

A mold with an infinitely increasing number of possible shapes is constantly being filled and emptied, but no space can ever be refilled. Every space in that mold is anew in and of itself. People are like snowflakes: no two can be exactly the same. Similar maybe, sometimes sharing certain features or qualities, but never exactly the same.

I could also say people are like trees. Each one different, each one an exception, multi-faceted, taking in the life that other things breathe into us. Our seed, a distant memory. Our trunk, the unchangeable final form of self. But our branches, ever-growing, and our color ever-changing. When our vibrance and joyousness disappears, we wait for the grief that buries us to be washed away. Then before we know it we wake up, blossoms free, and start again. New life is breathed into our souls.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Year after year, until the day the last breath is drawn.

The day the leaves crumble and fall, but never grow back again.


It’s about the life I live, not the life I leave.

~Dredgen Grace


Love, Mom






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Psalm 119:30

Psalm 119:30“I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws.”

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The Summer Test

Summer Means New Beginnings to You

You are unselfconscious and totally natural in your behavior. You are free-spirited.
You are a healing and calming influence. Many people open up and share their pain with you.
You have cultivated gratitude and peace in your life. You see beauty in everything and in everyone.
You are receptive and approachable. You are welcome the world with open arms.


This is one of the results from the quiz, The Summer Test



Goodness, totally self-conscious!  They got that one totally wrong!  The rest of it though, I aim for.  🙂

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