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My blog is the place where I love to share what God is teaching me along the way. Like you, my life is full of struggles, stumbles, victories and set backs - and yet, He is always faithful to place a lesson right smack in the middle of it all!

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Three Women {three haunting beautiful faces}

By Laura Acuna

Happy Tuesday dear friends!  This week, I am so very happy to have my sweet friend Cyndi Word guest-posting on my blog! Cyndi is one of my all-time heroes. There are many reasons for…

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When You Lose The Horizon

By Laura Acuna

Pain is a great teacher. It is not a journey any of us would volunteer for, but once there, it can reveal valuable truths that we cannot learn any other way. When we go…

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Giving Up The Right To Be Right

By Laura Acuna

Last summer, my family and I took a trip across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It had been many years since we laid eyes upon the farm where my…

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The Push/Pull {of letting go}

By Laura Acuna

I made it! If you read my post last week, you may remember that I was struggling a bit. We had a whole bunch of life events that were hitting at once and I was…

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Time Got Away From Me

By Laura Acuna

I’ve got a lot going on. I don’t know how it all snuck up on me, but it has. I lost a week at the end of April when my dad was in the…

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What Will They Inherit From You?

By Laura Acuna

In most families, precious treasures are passed down from one generation to another. Such things are irreplaceable. Having been lovingly cared for over the years, they are part of an inheritance that goes from…

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One Year…

By Laura Acuna

It is hard to believe, but today marks one year since my mother went to heaven. I was going to write ‘since I lost my mother’ – but, as my friend Debbie reminded me…

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The Key To Doing Life Well

By Laura Acuna

Where did all the time go? As February winds down and March appears on the horizon, I feel as if the months are just racing by. Everyone tells you that, as you grow older,…

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Buried {under layers of snow}

By Laura Acuna

We have been buried under 30 inches of snow! Our little town of Damascus was right in the bullseye of Snowzilla, Winter Storm Jonas, or whatever silly name the media bestowed upon it. All I…

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Christmas Joy

By Laura Acuna

Merry Christmas dear friends! I hope you are enjoying the days leading up to Christmas Eve! No, you didn’t read that wrong – I did say enjoying. See the word JOY in there? It’s…

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Practicing Peace {in a crazy world}

By Laura Acuna

It’s been a tough week for this old planet. We’ve received quite a bit of shocking and heartbreaking news over these past few days. Suddenly, the world has become a very small place and…

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One Wise Woman

By Laura Acuna

Our plan was to not have a plan. We both simply wanted to sit, relax, chat and look at the waves for four glorious days. So, a week or so ago, Pat and I went…

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Our Dear Marylou

By Laura Acuna

My summer started with a long-awaited lunch with one of my oldest and dearest friends. We wanted to get together ever since my mother died in March but, because I work at the local…

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The Third Month Is The Hardest…

By Laura Acuna

They say the third month is the hardest. It’s after life goes back to normal for everyone but you. You understand and even expect it – but, even so, it’s very hard.  When someone…

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Maybe  It’s Time

By Laura Acuna

Sometimes, you just need to go and have a little talk with yourself. When I was young and would get all worked up about something, my mom would say to me,“Laura Anne, you need…

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My Sisters

By Laura Acuna

I don’t have any sisters. On top of that, my mom and dad were only children — so I also do not have any aunts, uncles or first cousins. My family was very small…

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You Will Never Truly Understand {until it happens to you}

By Laura Acuna

There are some things you just can’t know until you experience them. You think you know, but really you do not. Ultimately, you have to go through the journey yourself to truly understand. Losing…

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The Return Trip

By Laura Acuna

[My friend, Donna Bowles, is guest blogging today. I’m so thankful she was willing to do this for me while I am with my mother in the hospital.] One summer I had the opportunity…

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A Word For My Older Sisters {and my younger sisters too}

By Laura Acuna

I’ve been thinking a lot about how old I am. I assume it’s because, with all of the recent snow days, I realize how really quiet my house is. It is obvious that the…

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Crocuses In The Snow

By Laura Acuna

If you know me, you will be very surprised to hear me say that I am tired of the snow. I’ve worked for our county school system for a very long time, and snow days…

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