Category Archives: What matters most

Gloria Estefan and Covid-19

I used to enjoy Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine in the late 80s. Her Let it Loose album was a blast. While I was at a Florida State Beach in Miami, I heard someone play “Anything for you.” … Continue reading

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It Can’t Rain all the time

Sorrow is a part of life. Death, divorce, strife, rejection, shame, and abuse are prevalent during these last days. It’s always sad when someone dies, particularly someone viewed as a hero in one’s eyes. I had just watched a Christian … Continue reading

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Childlikeness is to be cherished

Children are naturally outgoing. They enjoy laughing and their hearts are merry as they reach out for connection. That’s how God wired them. Having someone value you and treat you like you matter and that you have worth is a … Continue reading

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Shame off You by Denise Pass a Must Read!

I met Denise Pass at a women’s gathering through NorthStar Women’s Network studying a Christian book with several women sitting at each table. I did not actually meet her face to face at the gathering, but I remember her standing … Continue reading

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Homeless man overtaken by the love of Jesus

Mercy and I went to a Presbyterian church in Vienna Virgina where they were housing some homeless for the night. We visited with other volunteers in the Veterans Moving Forward program. Mercy and I will eventually be visiting veterans in … Continue reading

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Act of Mercy to a homeless woman with service dog

I arrived at my train station on the way home from my job’s training site and saw such a sad scene. A dear woman with her service dog with a badge and harness was asking for donations. My heart exploded. … Continue reading

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Depending totally on Him to come to your aid

I had a great adventure with Mercy yesterday at Prince William Forest Park. I have an annual pass there, so I wanted to make sure I was getting some good use out of it. We had a nice hike. As … Continue reading

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Higher Value – Making sure that people are blessed with Joy and Sweetness

God’s word states that if at all possible, to live at peace with everyone. I am grateful for some of the services and recreation that Fairfax County has for special needs kids. I wanted to celebrate that with my family … Continue reading

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You should give your passion a higher priority than your budget

You only live once. According to Hebrews 9:27, we are appointed for a time to live and then to face judgment. God puts dreams on people’s heart and people need to be true to themselves and pursue what’s on their … Continue reading

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Why can’t all Christians be on the same page?

As a peacemaker, this confuses me as much as it disturbs me. The bible is proof that all of the members of the body of Christ are to be in unity. Here are some verses that support Christians being united … Continue reading

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