Tag Archives: encouragement

Taking action

“Trust in the Lord and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He … Continue reading

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Weather conditions

Living in the middle of the United States makes for interesting weather. Yesterday was in the mid-50s and today the temperature is 15 degrees (F). Last week we had a wind chill of -25 degrees. We’ve had ice, rain, snow, … Continue reading

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What to do, what to do?

In 1996, I sent my resume to the Alaskan teacher certification board. My plan was to get approved to teach there and then move to Alaska, teaching and living a frontier lifestyle. My request was denied. The state education board … Continue reading

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The mermaid and the land-lubber

My cousin is an avid swimmer. She has been swimming since she was around four or five, through elementary school, junior high, high school, if you didn’t know where she was, the first place to check was the pool. She … Continue reading

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All of it

When my sons were young, my life seemed to revolve around the home. I loved caring for our house, cleaning, making meals, and most of all, building into the lives and hearts of my boys. Slowly the enemy began to … Continue reading

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Returning the favor

The older I get the more I see people trying to live their lives by being independent and self-reliant. The perspective being that it is better to trust only yourself when it comes to accomplishing something, instead of looking to … Continue reading

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Salty words

While eating my lunch today, I overheard a conversation that broke my heart. A group of friends were discussing youth groups and church attendance, when one of them said, “I quit going to church in ninth grade, when my youth … Continue reading

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And…yet

Thanksgiving is a gateway holiday for me. It marks the beginning of a season of hope, wonder, joy, celebrating with family, rich foods, sweet moments, and new memories. I love November and December with their changing weather, slower paces, and … Continue reading

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arms up

“Arms up,” I would tell my boys when they still needed help to get dressed. They would reach up and I would put the shirt on in the morning or take it off at night when it was time for … Continue reading

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The waiting….

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations (Psalm 67:1-2). We live in a home without a television due … Continue reading

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