Monthly Archives: August 2014

New– every single time!

After last night one would think that today would have been full of gloom. I love how God meets us in our mess and gives us rest when we don’t ever expect to find it. My son woke up and … Continue reading

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Hearts and hurts

Tonight my son broke my heart–not because he was mean or did something hurtful, but because his heart was hurting. It has been two months since our moving truck and minivan pulled out of the farm driveway for the last … Continue reading

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Honesty

I called my mom the other night to catch up and see how things were going “back home.” I also had a confession to make about something I was struggling with as well. The distance from family has made me … Continue reading

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Love and marriage

This weekend my husband and I will celebrate our anniversary. When we got married, our wedding verse was 1 Corinthians 2:9 which says, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived, what God has planned for … Continue reading

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Calling us out

When God formed Adam out of the dirt, there was a plan. God called us to rule over creation and subdue it (Genesis 2). But our purpose is to be more than a zookeeper; it is to steward, to care … Continue reading

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Still

I had my first lesson in Stillness and Solitude today. The boys have gone back to school. My husband is at work. I am alone. My “to-do” list, “if-I-only-had-the-time-I-would” list, and “gee-what-should-I-do-next” lists sit idle. Sure, I’ve made beds, straightened … Continue reading

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Whiners need not apply

The loss of space due to this move has been deeply felt by our 14 and 15 year old sons, who were accustomed to disappearing for hours while staying on the 160 acres we called home. There were forts to … Continue reading

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Calling for Help

My heart has been heavy and hurting deeply as I read of the Christians who are being persecuted and killed for their faith in Mosul, Iraq. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been tagging Christian homes with … Continue reading

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Whose Roots

Today the message in church was on Psalm 139. This psalm of King David’s is precious to me, especially verses 13-16; “For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will … Continue reading

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Forgiving

One of the hardest lessons we, as believers, can learn is how to forgive ourselves. While it may not always be easy to forgive others, we tend to be hardest on ourselves when we fail to measure up, follow through, … Continue reading

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