Category Archives: growing pains

decorations

I spend a crazy amount of time planning how to decorate our century-old farmhouse when we are finished restoring it. I have many items that I have collected over the years from family members, thrift stores, and the like. I … Continue reading

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authentic

The older I get, the more I realize that I don’t have patience for things that are false. If something is not honest and true, long lasting, and real I don’t want it around me. My husband helped me to learn … Continue reading

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peace by piece

In the last couple of weeks precious, priceless people in my life have had their lives shattered by emotional brokenness or irreparable loss. While I have been praying for them and those involved, I have been lifting up a prayer … Continue reading

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bored, bored, bored

During my lunch hour I decided to walk around the drug store across the street from my building. I found myself wanting to get something, but not really having anything in mind. I wandered the aisles deciding if I needed … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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doors, windows, and pathways

A precious friend and I were talking recently about a possible change that was coming in her life that would impact her financially, spiritually, and relationally. It was a raw conversation as we discussed her heart and what may come. … Continue reading

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