Monthly Archives: November 2018

Salty words

While eating my lunch today, I overheard a conversation that broke my heart. A group of friends were discussing youth groups and church attendance, when one of them said, “I quit going to church in ninth grade, when my youth … Continue reading

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The separate ones

A precious friend messaged me today to share a story about some advice I had given years ago. I chuckled that something I had mentioned and over time had forgotten would have stuck with her. What I had said was, … Continue reading

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GRIT

The idea of grit used to bring to mind John Wayne and his no-nonsense-take-no-prisoners attitude. Lately, the word grit has been used to describe tenacity in students and their ability to keep working even when it’s difficult. For me, grit … Continue reading

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And…yet

Thanksgiving is a gateway holiday for me. It marks the beginning of a season of hope, wonder, joy, celebrating with family, rich foods, sweet moments, and new memories. I love November and December with their changing weather, slower paces, and … Continue reading

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Slip Covers

Growing up in the 1970’s meant a lot of household items were harvest gold and avocado green. From the appliances in our kitchen to the colors in our furniture upholstery. As the 1970’s gave way to the 1980’s color schemes … Continue reading

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Inside, outside, all around

As the weather turns colder, I start drinking hot tea more frequently. When I steep the bag in my cup I can smell the aroma of the cinnamon or star anise, my favorite flavors. The longer the bag stays in … Continue reading

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He who dwells

Dwell: to live in or at a specified place (origin -in Middle English-to tarry or remain in one place) –Oxford English Dictionary Psalm 91 is one of the richest passages of Scripture, full of insight into the relationship between man … Continue reading

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arms up

“Arms up,” I would tell my boys when they still needed help to get dressed. They would reach up and I would put the shirt on in the morning or take it off at night when it was time for … Continue reading

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The waiting….

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations (Psalm 67:1-2). We live in a home without a television due … Continue reading

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We are fools

Reading through the New Testament was a goal of mine as a new believer. I had memorized certain verses during my childhood, but I could not see how they were linked together. I completed a Bible study, which helped, but … Continue reading

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