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no quarter

A friend of mine is very no-nonsense when she talks with people. I have teased that when she responds to questions it’s as if she will take no quarter. The image of her sweet self taking no prisoners seems a … Continue reading

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Abandon [****] All Ye Who Enter Here

I love classic literature. I am nearly obsessed with it. I want to own the book, hold it, read it, and hold it some more; any old printing, any first edition, from classic English literature to early American literature. I … Continue reading

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what do you want?

Pulled like taffy, stretched to be thinner, taller, smarter, prettier, more athletic, funnier, quieter, louder, more to the left or the right.  We are exhausted. I am exhausted.  I long to be what/who is desired and needed by those around … Continue reading

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saying goodbye

I was reminded today of the briefness of life.  Scripture says, Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. (James 4:14). Compared … Continue reading

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Life and death

We never know the kind of impact we have on other people.  We may draw people close to us or we may push them away.  It all depends on how we are wired, what may have crossed our wiring along … Continue reading

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Nothing

In recent news we have heard again of the deaths of Christians for sake of being “Christian.” Twenty-one Christians were beheaded by ISIS in Egypt sparking sorrow, grief, and outrage around the world’s Christian community. We are being reminded again … Continue reading

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Watch your mouth!

Social media can be a wonderful tool for keeping in touch with loved ones and keeping up with the ever changing world. There are dangers within social media as well. It can be used for harming others, spreading gossip–damaging both … Continue reading

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Trees and Chaff

Living on a farm I know a bit about chaff. Chaff is the stuff that doesn’t get used when the combine processes the soybeans and corn. The beans and corn kernels go into the hopper attached to the combine/tractor, but … Continue reading

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