Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Heavenly Spark

Many of those in our midst have endured trials this past year. Some heart-wrenching, some less so. I have sorrowed with you and prayed for you and learned from your steady examples of faith. To you I give this quote from Washington Irving. I read that it is the quote taped to Stephanie Nielson's refrigerator to give her strength through her dark days of recovery. (She is the fellow Arizonan who was badly burned over most of her body in a plane crash over a year ago. Read her inspiring blog here.)

"There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity."

To you who are the heroes in your own lives, may God bless you and yours in the coming year.

Happy New Year!

[Post originally published at 12/15/09]

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I know I've been neglecting you, but, please stay tuned. I will be back soon and with the chance to win prizes...yes, that's prizes with an "s" on the end!!! And all because I care about you.


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