Tag Archives: encouragement

Cracking the window

If you’ve been following along this past week, you know life’s been pretty gritty. I have been battling anger, brokenness, sorrow, and loss. I have cried, which is a sure sign that it is bad, and I have wanted to … Continue reading

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Clouds and sunshine

The past few days here in Nebraska we have had beautiful spring weather. Sunshine and warm breezes in abundance, birds singing in the trees, buds breaking through after a harsh winter, grass turning a vibrant green. Today, more than half … Continue reading

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LGD

Last summer my husband surprised me with two puppies, Jack and Sam, who are Great Pyrenees/Labrador mix. Huge, adorable, hilarious dogs whose purpose is to guard livestock on a farm. Our property is surrounded by thousands of acres of farmland … Continue reading

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Potholes

Living in the Midwest means every spring road crews go throughout the city and refill the potholes that have formed during the winter. The potholes are often from the freezing, thawing, and moisture that has seeped into the cracks that … Continue reading

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Where are you banking these days?

I have been waiting for some news for the past couple of weeks. At first, it was just something that was part of my day. I would occasionally check my inbox to see if there was an update and then … Continue reading

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Can you believe it?

So there is this kid I know, not mine, just a younger person, about half my age. He seems to struggle with what he wants to have, what does he not want, in life. He is a lot like a … Continue reading

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In my father’s house

I have been waking up in the middle of the night for weeks now. Usually at 3:33 am or 4:44 am. Occasionally the time is earlier, but the outcome is always the same. I will be awake for at least … Continue reading

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No void here

I received a text from my son last night. He was “checking in” as my family calls it. He is working at a camp during the off season and will work through his third summer there, as well. He wrote … Continue reading

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First and ten

I grew up in a family that spent a lot of time around the football (American) field. My dad was a high school coach; my earliest memories are of climbing around on the bleachers during the games. I attended almost … Continue reading

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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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