Monthly Archives: January 2015

restoration projects

To satiate my desire to live in an old house I have been watching home improvement shows that focus on restoring old houses to their former glory.  The hosts match doors, hardware, light fixtures, and so on to the home, whether … Continue reading

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telling stories

Throughout my life I have been surrounded by natural story-tellers.  My paternal grandpa was the best story-teller ever. He could bring the grit, the laughter, or the event, to the forefront and make you feel like you were a silent … Continue reading

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Scissors

I stood in front of the bathroom mirror this morning deciding whether or not to cut my hair. This wasn’t a “gee, I’m tired of the way it looks” or “I want to have a haircut like so-and-so does” kind … Continue reading

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comfort circles

Today I worked in the nursery at my church.  I haven’t worked in the nursery like this in over 15 years.  It was peaceful and fulfilling to rock, play, and coo at little ones who are just learning about their … Continue reading

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switchbacks

When hiking the trail crews will have created a switchback system that allows gradual increases/decreases in the elevation as the hiker continues his or her ascent/descent.  This system makes it easier for the hiker and the environment.  The hiker isn’t winded as … Continue reading

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Who Cares?

I’m sitting on my couch watching the news coverage of the hostage standoff in Paris. Wavering between tears and prayers for the situation. A country half a world away rocked by sorrow, uncertainty, fear, and what seems a never ending … Continue reading

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Shhhhh

Every January I think I will begin some lofty Quiet Time routine that will set my heart and mind for the day, almost like a Bible Study resolution. Instead, I end up moving around the Bible studies, devotionals and the … Continue reading

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Loose grip

In the past three weeks my faith has been rocked in ways I never wanted it to be. My mom has been ill since October and took a deadly turn for the worse when her calcium levels in her blood … Continue reading

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Women!

In this time in history women are able to fill many roles, some that weren’t around when our grandmothers and great-grandmothers were alive. But there is one role we as women must embrace fully if we are ever going to … Continue reading

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Teaching Order

When I was teaching, I had a homeroom class of sixth graders. They were exuberant, eager, willing-to-learn young men and women who were entering the world of junior high for the first time. Many new tasks and skills were before … Continue reading

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