Monthly Archives: February 2017

city walls

When my children were young they watched Veggie Tales.  They had the stuffed toys and other items with Bob, Larry, and the gang. I painted the French peas, Bob, Larry, and Junior Asparagus on their nursery room wall by free-hand. Each … Continue reading

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Perspectives in battle

Over the last twelve months I have been in counseling for my anxiety and other residual issues related to the anxiety. I have worked through the roots of the issues, the false beliefs that trying to please others to make … Continue reading

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hush

Mondays begin Sunday night for me. Somewhere around 6 p.m. I stop thinking of Sunday as a day of rest and instead, I think of the preparations needed to make the work day run smoothly. Clothes laid out, coffee pot … Continue reading

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your attention, please

We have two dogs on our farm, a Brittany named Rover and a black Lab named Rufus. Rover is wonderful, patient, gentle, and very sweet. Rufus is wonderful also, but where Rover is gentle, Rufus is more of a bulldozer … Continue reading

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unknown

The unknown carries with it a sense of wonder, dread, fear, and excitement. The contents of a gift box can bring with it anticipation for the receiver. Waiting for the results of medical testing however, can bring worry and anxiety. As believers … Continue reading

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the young

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with many teenagers in school and church environments. Their faith is fresh, almost effervescent, as they share how God is working in their lives. I have watched each student come … Continue reading

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the pursuit

In college I studied literature and I would absorb it like a dry sponge.  My professor, Dr. Graddy, taught Renaissance and Victorian literature and often would read passages aloud to help us hear the richness of the verse. The Collar by … Continue reading

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no quarter

A friend of mine is very no-nonsense when she talks with people. I have teased that when she responds to questions it’s as if she will take no quarter. The image of her sweet self taking no prisoners seems a … Continue reading

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hills still to climb

Someone I know has been in a battle with her weight for over a year. She has made incredible strides, lost a lot of weight, and continues to push forward each day. Some days are harder than others, sometimes she … Continue reading

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