Monthly Archives: June 2015

hope in 43

I wrote yesterday’s post not knowing that today would bring more sadness and loss in my circle.  My heart feels like it is trying to hike in boots of concrete, each time I lift my foot the weight seems almost … Continue reading

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true question

So much upheaval, so much sorrow, anger, hurt, and confusion has come across my news-feeds lately. Loss of loved ones due to tragic circumstances, decisions from others that have far-reaching impact among numerous communities, so many hurtful words spoken, written, … Continue reading

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impossible

A year ago my family was deep in the chaos of trying to pack a house, sort through items to toss, donate, store, or take for our move.  It is hard to see back to that day and realize all … Continue reading

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Looking up

Today, during the worship portion of our service, some of the younger children came up front to lead us in the motions to a song.  The youngest child kept looking to the oldest child to make sure he was doing … Continue reading

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peeling

As we restore the house we have been peeling wallpaper to prepare the walls for painting. The house was built in 1910 so there are five layers of paper on the walls and at least three on the ceilings.  I … Continue reading

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Heroes

This past weekend my family and I began preparing our new home, where we will move to in a few weeks.  My parents came out to visit and deliver some of our gardening tools and other things we might need. … Continue reading

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where I am

One of my favorite books in the New Testament is Romans.  Paul writes to believers in simple terms, sharing his heart for fellow believers, the strong ones and the weak ones, the brave ones, and the timid ones. Paul wrote … Continue reading

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to-do lists

Run, run, run… there is still sun. Don’t stop, don’t wait, hurry, push, shove, move, grumble, complain.  “It’s not fair, it’s not going my way. Why can’t you do exactly what I want today?” So much complaining, not enough listening. … Continue reading

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a few thoughts to ponder

Yesterday I heard a message that challenged me– and encouraged me.  The passage reference was Luke 19:1-10; the story of Zacchaeus. Many of us are familiar with the Sunday School tune: Zacchaeus was a wee little man, a wee little … Continue reading

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Dads

Some of my earliest memories with my dad are actually from photos.  He used to read to me at night, let me go “fishing” in a bucket while he worked in the garage, and ride on his shoulders as we … Continue reading

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