Come Lord Jesus

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My father wrote this Christmas hymn many years ago. Lately, I find myself humming or singing snatches of it while I drive or feed animals. That God Became Henri D Pote That God became our brother through Christ’s birth, When … Continue reading

Christmas Mourning

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Reposted (with minor updates) from December, 2012.  This holiday season I am especially praying for my mother, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and children, as we each struggle to process the myriad of emotions related to my father going home to … Continue reading

Coming Home!

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Papa as a young soldier in WWII Henri Pote (October 15, 1924 – November 2, 2013) Yesterday evening, my father, Henri Pote, went home to be with Jesus.  His last hours in this life were spent peacefully, at home with … Continue reading

Light in the Darkness

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Reposted and updated from January 5, 2012.  It seemed particularly appropriate in light of recent tragedies at a normally joyous time of year. The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark … Continue reading

Christmas Mourning

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Reposted (with minor updates) from December 21, 2011. We speak of Christmas as the most joyful time of year.  We sing lyrics, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” And Christmas is a wonderful time of great joy and … Continue reading

Please God Help

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Please God, help me through my divorce! The words stand out on my website stat’s page, like a blinking neon sign. Someone keyed their heart’s prayer into an internet search engine and wound up on my website. I don’t know … Continue reading

The Lee of the Storm

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Last week, my family and I monitored the news channels as we watched Hurricane Isaac crawl north across Louisiana, leaving flooding and wind destruction in its wake. This wasn’t our first time preparing for a storm to hit.  Living in … Continue reading

Garden Musings

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A start-up tomato plant has sprouted up amongst the cantaloupe, an unintended planting from last year’s harvest.  When a vegetable grows unbidden in the wrong part of the garden, does that make it a weed?  I’m not sure.  I think I’ll … Continue reading

Where there is Darkness…

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I sat huddled at my desk, face pressed into palms supported by elbows propped on desktop, staring into the darkness of my own hands…feeling the darkness pressing in from all sides.  The work day was ended.  It was time to … Continue reading

John ~ A Canine Athlete

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Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. (Isaiah … Continue reading