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Sweetness

The past two weeks without work have been full of restoration. I am not referring to our home, but to my spirit. I have been blessed with sleep, working until my muscles are fatigued, completing simple tasks like hanging laundry … Continue reading

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Hush now

During a typical weekend, I have a routine of housework and yard work. We live on a couple of acres which I mow each week. It is one of my longest tasks, but most fulfilling when I see it completed. … Continue reading

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When it doesn’t stop

Some days life seems like a straight, flat open road, one just asking for windows down, radio up, and letting the simple things take over. Other days, whew, other days are like trying to drive on square wheels. Every bump, … Continue reading

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on opera, marriage, and keeping it simple

For the past few days I have been listening to German operas at lunch. I have enjoyed operas since I was in junior high and stumbled on the The Barber of Seville on the local PBS station. There is something about … Continue reading

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If you’re happy and you know it . . .

I had the day off yesterday. I spent it working at home, doing household chores and tasks that needed to be caught up. Having made my To-Do list, I began with collecting laundry, changing the sheets, cleaning the bathroom. You … Continue reading

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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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contented

At the livestock auction I spent time watching the crowd, making up stories for why the families and farmers were there and why they may have bid on the animals. One of the families attending the auction was Amish. A … Continue reading

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Enduring

I sat at our Thanksgiving table yesterday with my husband, sons, and father-in-law, eating until our stomach were full, enjoying the company, the teasing jokes, the conversation. It was a good day. I starting thinking of those who don’t have … Continue reading

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Contentment

Contentment means a state of happiness and satisfaction. Paul wrote in Philippians saying, “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and … Continue reading

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