Monthly Archives: October 2014

Knowing

Lately I have been dreaming about being in unsafe situations. Nothing I can put my finger on, to explain why. I don’t watch scary movies, we live in a “safe” area of town. It’s just “there” — that feeling of … Continue reading

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breathing

As I scrolled through my Facebook feed today I read post after post that mentioned being overwhelmed, having prayer concerns, needing/seeking direction or a hunger for peace in the midst of turmoil. With each post I felt my spirit grow more … Continue reading

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To God be the Glory

The cross country team finished its season tonight, complete with the fall banquet to celebrate the runners. It was a wonderful time cheering for the runners, encouraging them to continue to live by the principles their coach instilled in them … Continue reading

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New paths and old trails

“There comes a time in everyone’s life when you just have to get out.” (Under the Tuscan Sun (c) 2003 Buena Vista Pictures). I love this movie, not just for the evolution of Diane Lane’s character, Frances, but for the … Continue reading

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Not perfect

When Adam and Eve chose to not trust God in the Garden of Eden, God could have dusted His hands of the situation and left them to their own devices. But He didn’t. Even in their sin, even in their … Continue reading

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Lord Have Mercy

I don’t watch the news very often.  I find it hard to hear about celebrities talked about like they are Nobel Prize winners or hear about the destruction caused by humanity on itself in the name of “I’m better than … Continue reading

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from yuck to yay

The past few days I have felt cranky, irritable, and ready for a fight.  I cannot pinpoint the reason, but I know that I don’t like it.  I have spent time closing my eyes, taking deep breathes, and saying silent prayers … Continue reading

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Struggle, strain, and surrender

Have you ever watched a game of tug-of-war?  Both teams pull and pull with all their weight, might, and strength to pull the other team across the line in the center of the field.  For a while it looks like … Continue reading

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check-ups and check-ins

I had my annual physical today.  Nothing earth-shattering, I’m getting older, my body is changing, new experiences are coming.  I am grateful for the good health I have and realize it is a gift.  On average, my family only goes … Continue reading

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Three minutes

Today our pastor spoke on Ephesians 3:1-3, but it was the surrounding message of the service that struck me even more than our message. Today we spent time praying for the Persecuted Church around the world. It was sobering to … Continue reading

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