Monthly Archives: August 2017

on opera, marriage, and keeping it simple

For the past few days I have been listening to German operas at lunch. I have enjoyed operas since I was in junior high and stumbled on the The Barber of Seville on the local PBS station. There is something about … Continue reading

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In Your name

I am finishing the book For the Love, by Jen Hatmaker. It has been a good reminder to not grow complacent in my faith, letting it grow lukewarm. But I don’t just want to walk away from the book thinking that … Continue reading

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Delivery schedules

I have a couple friends who are pregnant, due within the next couple of months. One is expecting her first child, the other friend, her sixth child. Each one of these moms are anticipating their delivery date so they will … Continue reading

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shepherding the flocks

We have goats on our farm, two are pregnant and due in the next month or so. I am excited to have new little ones and add to our flock. Even though we don’t own hundreds of goats or ducks, … Continue reading

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by the grace

Many times, I find myself reflecting on the ways I have survived the struggles, the battles, the selfishness, the sense of discouragement, the self doubt. There have been times when I have wondered what God was trying to do in … Continue reading

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Mystery tour

When our boys were young, my husband, Andrew, would often take us on a drive. We could be headed to the store for the usual weekly items or it could be to check out a cool science supply store in … Continue reading

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there is love

**this is a cheesy post** consider yourself warned** Today is my twentieth wedding anniversary, I was married at 1 p.m. CST. When my husband and I were engaged, we set our watches to 1 p.m. on the synchronization dial, just … Continue reading

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U-G-L-Y you ain’t got no alibi

Yesterday, I found myself struggling with a very negative attitude. Although I recognized it and named it, I didn’t do anything to try to change it. Instead,I kept my fangs and claws out. It wasn’t until I left work that I … Continue reading

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grabbing at self-control

When I taught 3rd grade we read about Helen Keller and I showed the television movie, The Miracle Worker*. During the scene when Helen eats off the breakfast plates of the family and Teacher, my students often commented on her behavior. The … Continue reading

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If you’re happy and you know it . . .

I had the day off yesterday. I spent it working at home, doing household chores and tasks that needed to be caught up. Having made my To-Do list, I began with collecting laundry, changing the sheets, cleaning the bathroom. You … Continue reading

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