Tag Archives: courage

When I rise

This morning our area awoke to more snow. The roads are covered, drivers are giving themselves extra space to slow down and stop. Some cars were not so lucky overnight and now wait for someone to come and pull them … 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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Are you listening?

How many times have these words been spoken by you? Or to you? When we speak with someone, we want to know they are truly hearing our words and taking them in to resonate and either learn from them or … Continue reading

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On Throne rooms, waiting rooms, and hospital rooms

I cannot count the times I have been in a hospital room, either as the patient or the visitor. I am sure the number is somewhere in the hundred range, at least. I have stood in elevators going to welcome … Continue reading

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kicked in the . . .

I was talking with a young man who is struggling in the last few weeks. I was feeling frustrated, since to me, the answers were easy to find. I challenged him that there would be natural consequences if things weren’t … Continue reading

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the day after — just another day

I returned to work today after the weekend and the discussion turned to what everyone did over the past few days. Since yesterday was Easter, the conversations included any Easter activities. But the focus didn’t ever come to what yesterday … Continue reading

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As it is written

When I am facing a battle and I am unsure of winning, I find comfort in Scripture. Not the kind of comfort from looking for a verse that might be used to support a point of view, whatever it might … Continue reading

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A fallow season

Over the years, a farmer plants thousands of crops, often rotating crops to allow the ground to restore the depleted nutrients. Sometimes crop rotation isn’t enough and the farmer must leave the ground to fully rest. In Nebraska, where I … Continue reading

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Hide and seek

This time of year is difficult for a number of my friends. They struggle with memories of loved ones who have passed away. Others struggle with a table that will have one less person due to a broken relationship. People … Continue reading

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take heart

To feel encouraged: Take heart. You’ll be done soon, and you won’t have to think about this paper ever again. (Definition of “take heart” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press). Some days seem more difficult than others, … Continue reading

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