Author Archives: Shelley

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Star Quality

After reading one too many In Touch magazines, I was gently reminded about true star quality. In all honesty, it’s not only the Hollywood starlets who propel me closer to my Heavenly Father but also the ones much closer to … Continue reading

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Fight Like a Girl

Seems like these days I am getting more and more information from a little exposure here, a little exposure there… either someone else desparately needs my attention (MOM, HELP, the toddler can say it too) or I catch something half … Continue reading

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Permanent Vacation

When I was a little girl I’m not sure that the manicurist business was as “necessary” as it is today. I mean, have you ever seen such elaborate decorations on human hands (or toes?) It’s a major accessory. And really … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List

It is a well known fact I rarely read anything larger than the size of a Readers’ Digest. And usually it involves far more pictures and advertisments than actual reading material. So, it is with much anticipation that I share … Continue reading

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Romans 12:9-21

I have meditated on these verses for sometime now, ran across it again today in my quiet time…yes, it really is all in the Bible, isn’t it? Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. … Continue reading

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Can You Dig It?

I was 6 years old the summer of 1978. I broke my left arm that year and soon after that Mom became pregnant with my middle sister. My Dad was in medical school and I began first grade with tall … Continue reading

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Circus, Circus

I’ve always thought I should’ve jumped that circus train Taking me places Where you get paid for flying by the seat of your pants Like those trapeze artists do. Or by simply being different It becomes a line on a … Continue reading

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Growing Up Sassy

So, Melodi came into the world knowing how to talk. She very soon learned the art of imaginary friends, to be honest, she couldn’t have been more than two and a half when Sassy came on the scene. In fact, … Continue reading

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A Psalm of Shelley borrowed from Frances

Written in the 1800′s, this hymn was resounding loud and clear in my mind and spirit when I awoke Saturday morning. I haven’t sung it recently, I haven’t heard it recently and to be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever … Continue reading

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Life’s A Beach

At this point in my life I have been to the beach as a follower far more times than I have been the leader on the way to the beach. I mean, your parents, youth group, high school band trip, … Continue reading

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Do you see ten cows?

Ran across this story from Zig Ziglar, it brought several things to my mind: Long ago in Hawaii, the price for a father to give his daughter as a bride was measured in cows. There was a father who had … Continue reading

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Shelley Costanza

I just sat here and did a search on George Costanza from the Seinfeld show. As usual, the internet simply amazes with the amount of information it contains all about a fictional character. At any rate, I was most interested … Continue reading

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Here’s That Recipe (it didn’t taste this healthy!)

Chicken Lasagna Florentine (slow cooker recipe) 2 cans cream of chicken soup (reduced sodium), 1 10oz. package of frozen chopped spinach (thawed, drained and squeezed dry), 1 9oz. package Tyson frozen diced cooked chicken, 1 8oz. carton of reduced fat … Continue reading

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The Dog Whisperer

Have you had a chance to catch this show on cable? It’s like a supernanny for dogs or something. This guy comes in and resolves the issues between dogs and their owners. It has been one of those shows I … Continue reading

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Two Birthdays, One Anniversary and A Funeral

By 7pm tonight all I really wanted to do was stare at one blank spot on a big white wall. Alone. In the quiet of nothingness. Maybe this computer screen counts? Don’t I wish! In the past four weeks we’ve … Continue reading

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In the Light of Things

From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. matthew 27:45 I don’t know that I can really understand the kind of darkness my Heavenly Father demonstrated upon this earth as his Son became my … Continue reading

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Right Time, Wrong Panera Bread

I knew after posting my comments last night on early morning time with God that this Tuesday would set itself apart from the rest, meaning, if I did manage to get up early just really how would that affect my … Continue reading

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Afternoon Showers

As a married woman and a mother of two young children it occurred to me today that the series of events that brought me to this present life were afternoon showers. Maybe a dozen? Between wedding and baby showers I … Continue reading

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A Second Chance For the Millionth Time

Sisters from Bible Study, this one is for you! You were there today, you know where I’m going with this, of what I am going to remind you. We left there today knowing we had been to a bonafide Baptist … Continue reading

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What’s Been On My Mind

It’s amazing but it’s true A little less me, a little more you Trying to walk in step In tandem It’s getting harder May just need to give in to this And realize what I’ve known all along A little … Continue reading

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