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Ripe fruit

I live in the region of the United States that has all four seasons. A clear spring, with it’s rain, bright warming sunshine, fresh sprigs of greenery coming through the melting snow. A summer full of fun in pools, ponds, … Continue reading

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Outside looking in

A friend and I have been discussing a contemporary classic novel often assigned to middle school-aged children. We’ve touched on how the themes and characters were developed, how those themes and storylines would be understood by the younger reader, and … Continue reading

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nettles

Living out in the country there are many plants that are in the “wild/weed” category, stinging nettles being one of them. The plant has a serrated edge and hidden on each point are small hairs, like that of a cactus, … Continue reading

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Pain and God

  Pain shows up in different ways for each person. It can be physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually.  When it comes into the lives of loved ones we pray, talk, and encourage each other to lean on God’s wisdom when … Continue reading

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sticky stuff

To properly remove wallpaper from the wall one must first scrap/peel every layer of paper from the wall — and in our case– the ceiling.  After all of the paper is removed, the walls must be thoroughly washed to remove … Continue reading

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Glass of Grace

One of the worst “Christian” misconceptions I know of is that if I say I follow Christ, I will therefore judge, criticize, condemn, and vilify anyone who doesn’t abide by the “rules.”   The older I am, the more I realize this misconception  is because … Continue reading

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In the name of self or in the name of love?

Today the United States remembers Martin Luther King, Jr. Schools are closed, so are many banks.  People post quotes from him on Facebook and many public radio stations broadcast speeches King made during the Civil Rights movement. I grew up … Continue reading

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release joy

I am working with non-believers for the first time in almost 15 years.  It has been a challenge to hear comments that are negative, destructive, and in some cases down-right mean.  I am feeling more and more like Pollyanna hanging … Continue reading

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Warning

This week while I had the opportunity to help one of the Prickly People in my life, as well as an opportunity to compliment them about a skill they had.  The PP responded with a sincere, “thank you.”  I smiled because I … Continue reading

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Redeemed

Redeem: 1. To recover by discharing an obligation. 2. to ransom, free, or rescue by paying a price. (from Webster’s New American Dictionary) I have a habit of trying to fix things that are broken. Instead of throwing something out … Continue reading

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