Category Archives: reflections

what’s that?

We have kittens that live on our property. They are adorable, entertaining, and constantly on the watch for something to explore. Whenever I come out of the house the kittens come to check out what I am doing.  The thing … Continue reading

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When it’s all said and done

When I was in college I worked at a camp with a policy for the outdoors, “leave no trace.” It was the idea that when you left a camping area the only thing that you would leave behind were footprints. … Continue reading

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all who are thirsty

My wandering dog, Rufus, disappeared again. Each day I called, whistled, searched, and came up empty each time. I finally resigned that Rufus was gone for good and began to look at Rover as our only dog. The road grader … Continue reading

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these shoes

One of the hardest lessons to learn is when we are supposed to let go. When I was in college and my fiance called off the wedding, I was devastated. In the first few days I was numb, trying to … Continue reading

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tired and tried

This week has been a long one. Nothing overly dramatic, just a lot of activities and chores to do and little sleep in between. I find myself on my knees in gratitude for Friday and willing myself to stay awake … Continue reading

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the things we leave behind

When we choose a life with Christ, we are choosing a life without things as well. The more candles that are added to my cake, the more I tend to look back and see where God has moved in me … Continue reading

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wild child

As a young child, my babysitter nicknamed me “wild child.” She was my next door neighbor’s oldest daughter, Debbie. I thought she hung the moon, she was fun and always made the separation from my parents less traumatic. I was not … Continue reading

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Missing lessons

I've managed to read two books this week- it's been quite some time since I was able to read like this. The second book I read was Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton. It is gritty, powerful, and insightful to … Continue reading

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Gardening

This morning I weeded in my garden. It’s been a couple weeks and we’ve had some rain so my weeds were very tall. I pulled, hoed, and cultivated the soil around the plants so that my vegetables will get water … Continue reading

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alumni

My graduating class just celebrated our thirtieth anniversary with a class reunion. I was unable to attend due to distance and scheduling, but I laughed and smiled at the pictures of people with whom I spent my high school years. … Continue reading

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