Monthly Archives: October 2015

Yes

No, I am not able to do that, there might be risks. No, I can’t do that, it might cost money and we are on a budget. No, I can’t do that, I have never done anything like that. No, … Continue reading

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utensils

Last night we attended our sons’ sports banquet.  It was a time to celebrate the team’s accomplishments and for the seniors to officially “pass the baton” to the next team captains. During the banquet, the coach shared a story about … Continue reading

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centered

When we face life’s trials and hardships we find that we lean on what we know.  We never seem to seek new wisdom, new ideas, or new anything.  We go to what we know. As I continue to read the … Continue reading

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banners

So much has been happening in my circle over this past week. My heart has been full, heavy, light, full of joy, full of sorrow, and yes, tired too. I have been praying for those who are holding fast to … Continue reading

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this hour

Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil … Continue reading

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before

Before we knew, before we felt, before we breathed, before we experienced anything–God loved us.  He knew the day we would be created, the day we would first move in our mother’s womb, the first day we would breathe air. … Continue reading

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unstoppable

This past weekend, my home church celebrated their 40th anniversary.  The theme of the celebration was Only God.  Celebrating the ways God moved through a youth group growing a willing gathering of Christ-followers into a world-wide impacting church. I look at … Continue reading

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Kansas or Oz

In the movie, Wizard of Oz,  we see the land of Kansas as boring, flat, and bland- at least from Dorothy’s perspective.  Then, suddenly, the tornado comes and she is pulled up and over the rainbow to another dimension where … Continue reading

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Adjectives

How great you are, Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears (2 Samuel 7:22 NIV).  In our world of constant advertising for the next … Continue reading

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hawks and chickens

We let our chickens free range in the yard around our farmhouse.  The original owners put a fence around the yard, closing in over a half-acre which is perfect for nearly a dozen chickens to scratch and peck at bugs … Continue reading

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