Author Archives: maryjalford

Redeeming The Time

This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately and I hope that I get better at redeeming the moments that make up my life. If you are like me, it’s so easy to get caught up with the … Continue reading

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Straight From God

Sometimes something will happen in your life and you just know it comes straight from God. Almost like a smack to the head saying, “hey you, this is what I want you to do! Now do it.” That about sums … Continue reading

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The Beauty Of Change

Okay, I know what you’re saying…change can be beautiful? No way. I’m inclined to agree with you. I’ll be the first person to say I am not a fan of change. It can be disruptive and overwhelming to your peace … Continue reading

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It’s almost Mother’s Day!

May is one of those beautiful months. The bleakness of winter is replaced by new life everywhere. Spring wildflowers become God’s special gift to each of us. And it’s the month we set aside to celebrate another gift from God. … Continue reading

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God Doesn’t Give Us More Than We Can Handle

How are you feeling today? Stressed? Too many things demanding your time? We live in a fast-paced world. Demands come at us from all directions. Today we are never unplugged. With modern technology, we are able to connect with work, … Continue reading

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Come To The Table

As we celebrated Easter Sunday recently, my family gathered around our table after the church service like we have so many times in the past. Among the delicious food served was a wealth of cherished memories. If I close my … Continue reading

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How’s Spring Look Where You Are At?

Saturday was the first official day of spring and here in Texas the signs are all around. I spotted my first bluebonnet yesterday, a sure sign the rest of the wildflowers are soon to follow. The trees are beginning to … Continue reading

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You Follow Me

We all have a path to follow for God. He uses the talents He’s given each of us to help advance His kingdom. All He asks of us is to stick to our path.   But that’s not always easy. … Continue reading

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Emerging Grateful

This week, in my part of Texas, the temperatures are going to be in the 60s. There’s sunshine outside my windows, and the snow has all melted. After last week’s record-breaking weather conditions, these days are welcomed. My husband and … Continue reading

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The Paths of God by Mary Alford

Well, hello, everyone. My name is Mary Alford, and I’m happy to be back here with you again. Some of you may not remember me, but I was a blogger here at Christians Read a few years back. Don’t you … Continue reading

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I’m Dreaming Of…

What are you dreaming of this Christmas? Living in Texas where it rarely snows, this Christmas and every other one, I’ve been dreaming of a white Christmas. The image of a snow-covered world at this special time of the year … Continue reading

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A Baby Changes Everything

I love this time of the year. All the Christmas decorations are up. Presents bought. Christmas cards are ready to mail. Now, it’s time to sit back and enjoy this most wonderful time of the year. Christmas represents a time … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

  Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of mine. By now, the weather has shifted from warm to crisp. The trees are still turning here in Texas, and it’s the kickoff of the holiday season. A time when families gather together to … Continue reading

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What Are You Thankful For?

When the calendar flips over to November, it seems that the times flies by to Thanksgiving, and then before you know it, Christmas. It’s so easy to get caught up in the frenzy surrounding the Christmas season and overlook the … Continue reading

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Oh Look – There I Am! By Mary Alford

I’ll let you in on a little secret…most authors put pieces of themselves into their books. Whether it be in the hero or heroine’s personality traits or the setting for the book, if you look close enough, you can see … Continue reading

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