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Still

My husband and I are alone now. It is the first time in nearly twenty years that we have gone grocery shopping and only had to purchase food for two. We still bought more than we needed for a week, … Continue reading

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Road trips

Every summer my parents, brother, and I would go on a road trip. It might be fishing and camping in Minnesota, camping and canoeing in Missouri, or camping our way from Illinois to California to visit family. I loved the … Continue reading

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The bee and me

The weeks of summer are often busier than the other nine months of the year. It is as if we are on a race with the sun and weather to accomplish all we can, while we are still able. It … Continue reading

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Turns in the road

All of my life my dad has had a bit of an adventurous spirit. When we were in the car for a drive he would get to a T in the road and ask, “Left or right?” We would say … Continue reading

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Great fish and barley

Decisions, decisions, decisions. When my husband and I were younger, I was trying to make a point about something and I said, “You don’t have to, you choose to.” All these years later, we keep this perspective when deciding something. … Continue reading

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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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Be vigilant

I was reminded recently how fear can make a person a fool. For the past three years I have been working on growing my faith and courage and shrinking my anxiety. My journey with this and through this, has been … Continue reading

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Broken vows

Years ago a co-worker suggested the book, Redeeming Love, by the author Francine Rivers, since I enjoyed books set in a historical period. The story is set in 1850 and it is a retelling of the story of Hosea and … 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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