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Filling or draining

Words are vital to my job. They are used to explain information, clarify questions and answers, and respond to requests made throughout our hours of operation. Often someone may not like the answer they are given and they respond with … Continue reading

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Tap, tap

I woke to a tapping on my soul this morning… grateful when His word gives comfort for my concerns. Knowing He never sleeps or slumbers, I can hold up my heart and hands to Him and He will receive what … Continue reading

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Praying for rain

The land I love is burning as I write. It is the place where I met my husband and where I met my Savior. Over 30,000 acres are being swallowed by a fire whose ignition is unknown. I have been … Continue reading

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Let it in, let it out

Today is one of those perfect days. I woke up to find sunshine peeking out of the clouds, the temperature is perfect for open windows, songs turned up on the radio. It is a wonderful way to begin a Friday. … Continue reading

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Make me an instrument

I had a conversation today with a woman who was very upset about things not working as she planned. I listened to her vent and I acknowledged her feelings, even agreeing that they were valid. As we discussed resolutions for … 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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The funk in the room

As I have been writing these past weeks I have been wrestling with a sense of depression and hopelessness. Not over a particular thing or event, just an overall gloomy cloud that seems to follow me wherever I go. Work, … Continue reading

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Fully

The year is counting down and soon the wrapping will be off the new one. As I look over the year, my faith journey, and my relationships I see places of growth, places where I faltered, and places when I … Continue reading

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Good vs. Grace

Recently I someone told me that they are good people, doing good things in the world to help others. It sounds noble and selfless, but sometimes I wonder what their definition of good would be? What qualifies as good and … Continue reading

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Carry on, carry on

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2). Usually when I hear this verse, I think of praying for people in need. You know, the usual prayers of healing from injuries … Continue reading

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