Monthly Archives: October 2017

Good vs. Grace

Recently I someone told me that they are good people, doing good things in the world to help others. It sounds noble and selfless, but sometimes I wonder what their definition of good would be? What qualifies as good and … Continue reading

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washing dishes

When I was a young girl it was my task to set the table at my grandma’s house for any family function. I learned the proper placement for all the utensils, glasses, plates, etc. When the meal was finished it … Continue reading

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giving birth

Today is my son’s birthday. He has grown up and become a young man for whom I pray daily. He has shown himself to be capable of many things and continues to learn many more. I am proud of who … Continue reading

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appreciate the change

This week marks the twentieth anniversary of a major winter storm system that came through Colorado and Nebraska. I was newly married, living in Denver. I woke up October 23rd to find over two feet of snow already on the ground … Continue reading

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swallowed up

Today I spoke with a man who was struggling with many losses. He spoke and I listened as he told of loss after loss, worry and wonder at how he would find any kind of help. At the end of … Continue reading

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Carry on, carry on

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2). Usually when I hear this verse, I think of praying for people in need. You know, the usual prayers of healing from injuries … Continue reading

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Smears

We live on a gravel road so our windshield often has dust on it. Using the wipers to clean the window, I noticed the passenger side wiper had a small piece of cedar needle stuck under it. Every time the … Continue reading

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Your attention please

Tuesday morning started out like most mornings. Up at 4:30 to get ready for work, feed the dog, check on the ducks and goats, do a couple needed tasks in the house and then leave for work. My hours are … Continue reading

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symptoms and solutions

I have had a chronic cough since January of this year. It’s intensity fluctuates, but it is always a dry, non-productive cough. I have taken all sorts of medicine for it from cough medicine to acid reflux medicine to try … Continue reading

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furiously fasting

I had to fast for a medical screening this past week, nothing major, just to check my sugar levels and cholesterol levels. As soon as I realized I would have to skip breakfast and my morning coffee, I began to … Continue reading

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