Tag Archives: blessings

Splinters

The weather has been fluctuating here in southeastern Nebraska. I’ve worn shorts and been barefoot during a sunny, 70 degree day only to scrap snow and ice off my windshield the following morning. Welcome to March. Each morning I have … Continue reading

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Carrots and parsnips

The idea of dangling carrots in front of stubborn horses or donkeys has been around for centuries. It’s a simple idea, take a stick with a piece of string, fishing line, etc. and tie the carrot so that it is … Continue reading

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The bad stuff

If you’ve ever seen Pretty Woman*, then you probably remember the scene where Richard Gere (Edward) and Julia Roberts (Vivian) are discussing her past. After listening to her story, he gently says, “But you could be so much more.” Her … Continue reading

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Give me a “V”

My social media feed has been full of videos of young girls tumbling and cheering in competitions to win the trophy and honor of being the Champions in their category and conference. I have cheered, celebrated, and encouraged them as … Continue reading

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Poppies, places, and people

Vincent Van Gogh is my favorite French Impressionist, a fellow follower/seeker of Christ, and someone who battled within his soul daily for clarity, truth, and a sense of purpose and worth. His works are what draw me in, drawing me … Continue reading

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Tend the fires

During the night I wake up to check the fires in the wood stoves and to add more wood as needed to keep the house warm. While it only takes about 5-10 minutes to get both fires checked, I have … Continue reading

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Squares, triangles, and icosahedrons

Geometry was not my favorite class in high school. I have often said the reason I had good grades in geometry was because my boyfriend at the time tutored me. I may not have known the equations that created a … Continue reading

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Fires within, fires without

We have two wood stoves in our house that help heat the basement and our bedroom. There is something about the smell of the burning wood as it swirls in the air outside that whispers, Welcome home. Come and find … Continue reading

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Do you see what I see

One of my favorite pictures of my hubby and sons was taken in the middle of a silly moment. They were all watching something on the laptop, huddled together on the couch. I was warmed by the ease and comfort … Continue reading

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Framework

Walking through the Hobby Lobby frame section I am often taken in by the choices. There are so many options to choose from, some frames are ornate, some are simple and some look rustic. The right frame can make a … Continue reading

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