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Ancestry | Psalm23InMe

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For Christmas I received a 23andMe kit. If you are not familiar with this, it’s a DNA kit that processes your saliva and returns a description that depicts your DNA in colorful strands and detailed reports. I can be a little skeptical, but I was pleasantly encouraged to see two of my relatives quickly listed and connected to me. Yesterday was my reveal night along with my daughter-in-law. We both revealed our results while our husbands recorded the session and discovered a little bit more about us. So, what did I discover? My ancestry composition reads that my linage primarily comes from Iberia (Spain & Portugal). In the mix, my linage makes a connection with the British, Irish, West African and Italian cultures. I indeed am a colorful expression of life! No matter where we grow up, who raised us or where we are going, there comes a time where this life ends. You are probably wondering why so morbid? I am amazed that through the decades and years of time, today I am alive

#love A Dead Plant and a $5 Movie

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“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35) When I was a little girl my dad made holidays special for my sisters & I. The house was dominated by 3 girls and my mom. In those days Hallmarks was the benchmark. I could always count on my dad to bring something home that would make us feel special. We were not wealthy just rich in love! So, on a day like Valentine’s Day he would remind us that we were loved, bring home a card that expressed that he was glad he was our dad and of course the famous chocolates. My mom’s heart was always distinctive. She was the Queen and we were the Princesses. Simple things saying, “I love you”. I’m now in my fifties, married and thankful to God for all the expressions of love in my life. God is Good. During a day like Valentines we often hear, “so did you get chocolates”? If you are in a

Prison: On Calvary's Hill

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For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  (Romans 6:23) What do we do with the sins of yesterday? Sometimes we ignore them and just put them in a trash container. We don’t have to look at them again or pay the consequences for it. Nobody knows, and we somehow think that God has overlooked them as well. When we pile garbage in a bag normally things go well, and we can bring the trash to the curb for pickup. Have you ever overstuffed the “hefty, hefty cinch bag” just to find out that you put one item too many and the results is trash all over the the ground? Your old socks with holes.  The un-shredded bills marked "past due". Dirty diapers and so on. If you live in the country, wildlife loves to get into the trash as well. Mornings can be stressful if we must begin the day by picking up yesterday’s dinner from the lawn. Huh! The sins of yesterday try to inflict pain on today. If yesterday’s sins are stuffed