Monthly Archives: May 2017

orphaned no more

When someone is described as being an orphan, the image of someone without parents, protection, a home, or security immediately comes to mind. A small child in tattered rags, no shoes, often in a third world country surrounded by squalor … Continue reading

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dear heart

As an adult, I have found more comfort in the Narnia series by C.S.Lewis than I did as a child. When I first read the series, I found the adventures of Peter, Lucy, Edmond, Susan, and later Eustace and Jill fascinating. I … Continue reading

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blessings to you

It is the end of the school year and as students clean out their lockers, hand in their final papers and take their final tests, there is a need for something more. One more conversation with the students in our … Continue reading

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sticker burrs

My dogs and goats often go exploring in the wooded section of our property. During this time of year and especially in the fall, they come out of the woods with burrs stuck to their coats. If you think about … Continue reading

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seventeen

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one. ~C. S. Lewis  One of the sweetest parts of my life is that I can call someone “friend.” There … Continue reading

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shining through

During the darkest times in life it is hard to find joy. Many times it feels like we are walking with the heavy burden on our back and in our hearts, pulling our bodies closer to the ground. We see … Continue reading

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I don’t want to…

I don’t want to break promises. I go to great lengths to not even use the word promise when I tell someone I will do something. I fret that I will injure someone if I am not able to fulfill the … Continue reading

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not today

Years ago, I traveled with my grandmother to a family function. As we drove along she would see different advertisements for sight-seeing places and hint about going to check them out. Unfortunately, due to time constraints we were not able … Continue reading

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Wishing and hoping

This month marks a lot of beginnings and endings. Graduations and new jobs, marriages and births fill the calendar, many overlapping the days.  I watch my senior prepare for college and wonder what will his experiences be like when he … Continue reading

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peddling through the cycle

One of my favorite stories is called “This is the house that Jack built” by Mother Goose. The whole story is told in a circular narrative style, in other words, the first line is commonly the last line of the … Continue reading

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