Musings from the Midwest

Ants and Insomnia

Ants and Insomnia

I looked at the time again as I sat on the couch, playing my game on my phone. It was 2:00 AM! I had to be up at 5:00 to get ready for work. Insomnia had plagued me for months. Nothing I tried had worked. I read article after article online about solutions for...

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Amazing Grace and Mercy

Amazing Grace and Mercy

It was a normal Monday evening in December. the week before Christmas. I was getting ready for bed, when I had this sense of urgency that someone was in some kind of danger, and had a need for prayer. I had no idea who it was or what it was they faced, but I could not...

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Serendipity or a Plan?

Serendipity or a Plan?

It was a Friday night in March of 1996. I was curious about this new thing called the internet and all it had to offer. So I opened it up and went to a site for Christianity Today Magazine. I found something called a bulletin board where people could chat online with...

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Baking and Other Lessons

Baking and Other Lessons

Lately I have struggled with feeling down, maybe even depressed. All the things that have happened in the past year have really been difficult for me to handle. So the other morning I prayed and asked the Lord to help me get past it, help me to rise above and give me...

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Looking Back to the Future

Looking Back to the Future

I was looking through some old pictures the other day and came across a birthday card I received in 1986 when I was preparing to move from Las Vegas to Northern Virginia. I was working in a casino with a very good job when I met someone and decided to move East. It...

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Friends

Friends

We were driving home from a doctor's appointment a while back and saw the license plate in front of us that said "NUNYABIZ." I immediately thought of a friend I have known for many, many years who used that expression all the time. It's funny how something that...

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To Grow or Not?

To Grow or Not?

The weeks have worn on and I am still in therapy for my broken shoulder. I thought it would be over by now and my arm and shoulder would be back to normal. But it's not over and it isn't back to normal. What to do? Continue to persevere...with the pain. Oh yes, the...

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Blessings in Disguise

Blessings in Disguise

On a Friday evening last April, I stood up from my sofa to walk into another room. As I did, I caught my foot on a piece of furniture, and was catapulted into the air, falling and landing hard on my left shoulder. I knew as soon as it happened that it was a bad injury. At first, I could not sit up and I could not move my arm. I had to hold it close to my body with my other hand. The pain was intense.

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I’m Not the CEO of My Life Anymore!

I’m Not the CEO of My Life Anymore!

I volunteer with a non-profit organization that assists men and women coming out of prison, who are trying to rebuild their life. The following was written by Dave, one of the success stories from this group, written to people who are on the same journey. It is a...

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Unto the least of these…

Unto the least of these…

A few months ago the pastor of the church we are attending passed out a card to everyone attending. The card said, "God, what are you calling me into?" He suggested we put it up somewhere in our home where it would remind us to ask the question of God for us...

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Tammany a.k.a. Putter Cat

Tammany a.k.a. Putter Cat

I remember the first time I saw Putter Cat. She was at the Humane Society all alone in a cage. I noticed she was a really large cat for a female. She had silky black fur with beautiful green eyes. I had finally agreed to adopt a cat after 10 years of my husband...

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Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

For about the past two months, I have been suffering with hives and an itchy rash on my body. I have had allergies to different medicines, chemical, etc. in the past. So I thought it was a reaction to my laundry detergent. So I stopped using it, washing all my...

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