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Psalm 66

Port Maquarie Beach

After reading my friend Marybeth’s thoughts on this chapter, I decided to spend some time thinking about it myself. He is so good! Psalm 66 1 Shout with joy to God, all the earth! 2 Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious! 3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So […]

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Teacher, Teacher

Book Series 1

Well, a couple of weeks ago I told you all I had a surprise for you. No, my name has not hit the New York Times best seller list, though I’m still hoping for that. 🙂 Hey, it never hurts to dream! I have been offered a job as a 7th grade Language Arts teacher […]

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Just in Case You Were Wondering . . .

Hi All! As you can see, my new website is up and going, though it still needs a few tweaks here and there. If you’ve been looking for my devotionals, they have moved to You can sign up to receive those in your inbox or an RSS feed, if you haven’t already done so. […]

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Vintage bathroom

Well, I went back to the doc again this week, and she told me I still have to do the total vocal rest thing. Total. Vocal. Rest. I’m telling you, she doesn’t know what she’s asking. So, Charis went to Mimi and Poppy’s this week, Foster went out of town with Mark, and I had […]

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The Land of the Living?


Well, I’m back. Sort of. For nearly two weeks, I have been in bed with severe bronchitis and laryngitis. The doctor gave me a z-pack and a codine cough suppressant. Needless to say, the codine did its job and I feel like the calendar skipped two weeks. I have a voice now, though it’s still […]

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Not-so-newsworthy stuff from Renae

Norwegian pig

Hello, friends! As you can see, my site is still under construction. But so far, I’m liking it. Let me know what you think! I found something fun this week. If you go to and type in Renae Brumbaugh, I now have two books listed under my name! Morning Coffee with James will be […]

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Under Construction

Under construction ! :)

Hello Friends! For the next few days, will be under construction. But don’t fear! Morning Coffee has a new address, and it looks identical to this site! For your Morning Coffee devotional, just go to , and you’ll be good to go. Be sure to check back here in a few days, and […]

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I Need Chocolate!

Philippians 4:19 “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” My daughter, Charis, was not even two years old. One morning, I asked her what she would like for breakfast. “Cho-co-wat!” she responded, eying the leftover brownies. “Sweetheart, we don’t eat chocolate for breakfast. How about some […]

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