Author Archives: Mary (tqhousecat)

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.

We ask for God’s Grace but He Asks for Our Space

Did you ever get sick because you stuffed the turkey? I knew someone who claimed he got sick at a friend’s house because they stuffed the turkey. He never ate stuffing again unless it was cooked separately. No one else … Continue reading

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Evader or Procrastinator/is There a Difference?

I can’t or I won’t is the question I asked about 1,000 times this year. I didn’t ask out loud and yes, I often questioned the motives of others but most times I directed it to myself. Am I evading … Continue reading

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Walk With a Purpose

I sighed relief to see the first snow, a light sheet, not a heavy blanket in the morning. The forecast read three, maybe four inches by morning. I heard that day my plow guy did not plan to plow this … Continue reading

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Did Someone Say “Free”?

Waiting in line at our local food pantry, I look ahead and notice two crosses, two churches, two Denominations, adjacent each other, one cross higher than the other. When I get to the beginning of the line, I will be … Continue reading

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One Day in Forever

She rose before the sun with both responsibility and desire that formed a triangular shape. As moments before her passed, everything fell into place. By half past twelve she realized decision and action merged seamless like a river flows into … Continue reading

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The All Things of Romans 8:28

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28, nasb) The whites of her eyes were blue. Her name was Nancy. Memories flood my … Continue reading

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Pause to Reflect and Refuel

A man I used to know said the words, “in closing” in many of his sermons, only to continue another ten or fifteen minutes. Thus, the title of my previous post is not original. I close September’s Gathering with a … Continue reading

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In Closing….

Here is something I gathered this morning, Sometimes I treat the Holy Spirit like He is just this ball of positive energy and that everything I say and do must be encouraging, kind and non-offensive. Have you ever touched a … Continue reading

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I Don’t Dance, I Sway

Septembers lived and lost now gather together in repertoire, a concert without music, a melody only heard by me. September always carries for me a particular sadness. I pack up my produce while i preserve the bounty. I pickle, can, … Continue reading

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An Ethereal Membrane

As I watch clouds gather to water the ground, I gather a few thoughts to share. For many years after I received Christ I refused to walk into a liquor store. I have personal history surrounding the spiritual and physical … Continue reading

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