Monthly Archives: April 2017

My friend, Elisabeth

Years ago, I was supposed to get married to a young man who lived in Texas. I was living in Illinois at the time and as the time got closer to the wedding date I was given books about marriage, … Continue reading

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It’s not up to you

Each day my alarm goes off I find myself struggling with getting the ever elusive “five more minutes” I think I need. My daily routine includes getting myself ready, making sure my son is awake, and feeding the animals. It’s … Continue reading

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grounded

Some friends and I were talking about being disciplined as children and the techniques our parents used to correct our behavior. I remembered the times I earned a few swats and restrictions were placed on my activities, often called being … Continue reading

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hollow Saul

Easter candy is full of sweets and one of the favorite items is a chocolate bunny. Often this sweet confection is hollow, a bite into it gives the eater a sense of disappointment. While the chocolate may taste terrific, it … Continue reading

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Air

Lately I have been in training. Not for a race to run or other kind of athletic event, I have been training myself how to breathe again. It sounds silly to say, since breathing is not a conscious activity, but … Continue reading

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now I know

Jesus has been a part of my life for almost three decades now. I am not the girl who stood in the tent that day confessing my heart to Him, asking Him to come into my life. I have had … Continue reading

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Hephzibah

I am a bit of a linguistic nut. All of my life, I have enjoyed learning the sound of words in different languages from how to say, “Hello my name is…” to “I love you.” I want soak in the … Continue reading

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slaves no longer

As I have been reflecting during this past weekend, I have heard these words whispered intensely in my ear, “You are a slave no more. ” I remember the pain of Jesus on Good Friday, being whipped, beaten, and killed … Continue reading

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In Christ alone

Sunday has come brothers and sisters, Sunday has come! Hallelujah, Sunday has come. I want to shout it from the mountains, my Jesus has been raised from the dead. Where there was once sorrow, death, and darkness– now there is … Continue reading

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Dry Bones

Death has taken over. Nothing is left to offer but the eventual dust they will become. The mourning is over, the memory is all that remains. No hope can be found in the rattling bones, no celebration– nothing that hints at the … Continue reading

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