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Heart In Throat Moments

One more hug!

As I watched a little girl turned and threw her arms around her Mommy

for just one more hug

and my heart melted.

She was going to school – preparing to step on the big yellow school bus.

High steps for one so tiny

and at the last minute she ran back for that hug.

Precious to watch. Heart in throat moment for me.

Later that day I happened to be coming home from my office –

I watched the school bus stop and open its door.

I saw how the children bounded down the steps

but one little fella caught my eye.

Ran right to his Mama and threw his arms around her.

She wrapped her loving arms around him like she’d never let him leave her again.

Shining moments all over.

Love that does not change.

My mind wanders to my Lord and I see Him greeting His children

Yes, running to meet them and wrapping His loving arms around them as they come Home.

Big, huge embrace

I feel my heart swell with love as I hunger to see Him, to be with Him

And then I lift my eyes and see His face.

Shining with love and holding each one so tender and close.

Love that is for always!

Warmed by His Lovelove 8

Energized by His Care

I serve Him now in my little corner of the world

But there is coming a day – a glorious day!

Are you ready? Can you see it?

Let’s work while we can knowing that He love us with an amazing ‘beyond our imagination’ love.

Arms holding close. Hearts beating as one.


If You Never Try, You’ll Never Know~

I stared at the blank piece of paper

wondering where to begin. This was many years ago.

Deep within my heart there was a story that needed to be written;

an article that asked to be created


the very thought

of writing an entire article intimidated me.

You see, I had never written anything before

and I was scared.

Scared of what?

Failing, perhaps.

Doing a mediocre job.

Who knows, but I remember feeling paralzyed.

Then those powerful words came to my mind

and sank deep within my spirit.

If you try, you might fail.

But if you never try, you’ll never know.

So with that in mind I began to write –

I knew that I might fail

But if I didn’t even try I’d never know.

I wrote it in one sitting, slipped it in an envelope

along with a return stamped envelope

and mailed it out.



Peace! Gave it my best !

God must have known what my tentative spirit needed.

In days I received an acceptance letter.

Shining moments all around

The check that I got a few days later was only the icing on the cake.

I was a writer.

I was in His service.

Whether I never had anything else to be accepted for publication

I knew that I had tried and succeeded.

What about you?

If you don’t try, you’ll never know.

If you do try, you might fail.

But isn’t failure more about never trying than achieving a certain standard of perfection.

I never knew that I could ride a horse

until I tried. And then I worked very hard to learn more skills.

If you try, you might fail.

Mail out the manuscript. Click off that story. Write the poem. Create the song.

You never know.

You never know what you are capable of doing

Until you try. You never know what God will do through you until you try.

So let’s try, dear friends.

The time is now.

I’m trying – Will you?


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