Category Archives: maturing in Christ

Ants in the mind

I have been very antsy this week. Knitting, reading, sewing, mending clothes, cutting the lawn, doing dishes, washing laundry, cleaning, preparing, working; none of this is satisfying my spirit. Normally, I would find myself feeling proud of the completion and … Continue reading

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Safe places

My social media feed has been full of posts that begin with, Our/My house is a safe place. This past week, I also posted a similar message, one I adjusted to fit our personal home. With loneliness, depression, anxiety, and … Continue reading

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Get that look…

With the onset of home improvement television we have all heard the words, To get this look… and then the host tells you how to go and buy items at such-and-such a store and then make bake, sew, cut, glue, … Continue reading

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smellable memories

There is an antique truck parked at a gas station downtown, near where I work. If I go for a walk outside, I can smell the musky scent of oil, gas, and metal. It is a special smell to me, … Continue reading

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The women

One of the many parts of Scripture that always blesses me is when you come to portions that are not expected. Matthew chapter 1 is like that. When Matthew wrote the genealogy of Jesus, starting with Abraham through to Joseph, … Continue reading

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In His hands

My second son is leaving today. My hubby and I just dropped him off at the airport to fly to the west coast. I am not a weepy person- but letting go of the children I carried, nurtured, taught, and … Continue reading

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One word

Dear Ones, I don’t know what you are facing today. Maybe it’s loneliness, brokenness. Maybe it’s sorrow or loss. Or it could be a sense of hopelessness- I don’t know what it is, but Precious Child, God knows. I don’t … Continue reading

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Grit and truth

In the past few months, people I respect and admire have been put through the ringer. Some made wrong choices, others found themselves in the wake. As my dearest friend and I talked through our perspective about the ringer and … Continue reading

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What is next?

There are few places I go where children are as celebrated as when I am in church. From the nursery room, filled with rockers and soft toys to the high school ministry building with couches and comfy chairs to gather … Continue reading

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Still

My husband and I are alone now. It is the first time in nearly twenty years that we have gone grocery shopping and only had to purchase food for two. We still bought more than we needed for a week, … Continue reading

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