Archive for May, 2011

Counting The Cost

May 30th, 2011 by Debrabee | 0

The coins lay before me on the table. Beside them was my open book of instruction. “For which of you, intending to build a tower does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it.” The coins were only a visual representation of my life and the things I [...]

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Unemployed Laborer

May 29th, 2011 by Debrabee | 0

Beneath the shade of a pine tree, looking over the crowd On my knees at the top of a hill overlooking the valley Driving the streets of my city Standing in a driveway listening with my whole heart Under the umbrella while the rain pours around me Pacing back and forth in a kitchen not [...]

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Visit The High Places

May 27th, 2011 by Debrabee | 0

It was time to visit the high places once more. The air was chilly and I prepared myself for a walk in the rain if needed. In silence I set myself to the short hike. From the hilltop I gazed again at the city I loved with compassion. I made my way to the bronze [...]

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Everyone Thinks You Are Crazy

May 25th, 2011 by Debrabee | 0

Ever wonder if everyone thinks you are crazy? What a relief when you finally realize you are and can get on with living that life others think is so crazy. Jesus laid out a roadmap to follow that was pretty serious. He said, “And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But [...]

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Hidden Springs

May 23rd, 2011 by Debrabee | 0

Listening to the rushing water, I let my eyes wander the landscape. Across the way was a tiny hidden spring adding to the water pool. Compared to the creek and lake this small spring was a mere steady water hose. Yet here it was adding itself to the larger bodies of rushing water. As I [...]

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Do We Mean What We Say?

May 21st, 2011 by Debrabee | 0

“If you need some help just give me a call.” Such an easy statement, but do we mean what we say? Are we really the church or do we just play at going to church? We are all different people, but we all read the same book. Jas 2:14-17 (Message) Dear friends, do you think [...]

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When?

May 20th, 2011 by Debrabee | 0

“How much is enough?” How many channels do we need on our television service? How many rooms in a house? How many bathrooms? How many cars? How many video games? How many gadgets? How many dvd movies? How many music cds? How many downloaded songs on the Ipod? How much in our bank account? How [...]

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Nobody Home

May 17th, 2011 by Debrabee | 0

Many years back some friends of mine wanted me to go to a concert at the last minute. Being spontaneous in nature, I found myself racing down the freeway with them to try and catch the show. Exiting the car I could feel the drums in the parking lot. With each step, we drew closer [...]

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Clamoring Voices

May 16th, 2011 by Debrabee | 0

Standing outside to look at the sky I could hear my phone begin to ring. I glanced toward the house but chose to enjoy the moment before me. I had been listening to a song by Miles Davis in the background. There were no words, just notes being played on a trumpet softly. Warmth filled [...]

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Hail To Wait

May 15th, 2011 by Debrabee | 0

Hail rained upon our city. A rainstorm with thunder announced the presence of power.  A storm was coming, bigger than this show in the natural. I bowed my head to see nothing with my own eyes, for they had grown weary and tired. In my quiet place I waited. I spoke only what I was [...]

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