Tag Archives: blessings

Second hand things

I do not enjoy shopping for clothes. It isn’t a body image issue as much as I don’t like the clothing styles available for someone my age. I just want something that covers the body anyway, not to be a … Continue reading

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Can you believe it?

So there is this kid I know, not mine, just a younger person, about half my age. He seems to struggle with what he wants to have, what does he not want, in life. He is a lot like a … Continue reading

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Dancing on the outer rings

Most of my life I have felt like I have not quite fit with those around me. No, not the “square peg, round hole” kind of way, but more like the person who is on the edge of a group … Continue reading

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In my father’s house

I have been waking up in the middle of the night for weeks now. Usually at 3:33 am or 4:44 am. Occasionally the time is earlier, but the outcome is always the same. I will be awake for at least … Continue reading

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No void here

I received a text from my son last night. He was “checking in” as my family calls it. He is working at a camp during the off season and will work through his third summer there, as well. He wrote … Continue reading

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Subtlety

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God call the light “day” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was … Continue reading

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Empty hands

When I became a believer I found the stories I had heard during Sunday School. I wanted to see them with new eyes, a new heart. So many times we dismiss the stories of Noah and the Ark, Daniel in … Continue reading

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Mathematics

Years ago I was involved with a Bible study led by a wonderful woman and friend who had a powerful prayer life. When a challenge would arise that warranted extra prayer I would teasingly say, “Maggie, when you pray I … Continue reading

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I have, I do, and I will

True faith goes into operation when there are no answers. ~Elisabeth Elliot We’ve been studying Hebrews for the past few weeks in church, one of my favorite books in the New Testament. It contains many of the verses I have … Continue reading

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Yuck mouth

On Saturday mornings it was tradition to watch cartoons, from the time I woke up until 10 o’clock when my chores would begin. Sprinkled throughout the cartoons would be Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about being safe in a forest with … Continue reading

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