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On accomplishments, community, and clean bathrooms

Since today is Friday, I did the dishes, washed the laundry, vacuumed, made a bowl of popcorn for the boys to have after school, and cleaned the bathrooms. It never ceases to bring me great satisfaction when I see things … Continue reading

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street corners

The weather here has been unseasonably warm the last week or so.  I have even worn sandals to work and left my coat at home.  The warm weather has also brought the homeless out once again.  I pass them on … Continue reading

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telling stories

Throughout my life I have been surrounded by natural story-tellers.  My paternal grandpa was the best story-teller ever. He could bring the grit, the laughter, or the event, to the forefront and make you feel like you were a silent … Continue reading

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comfort circles

Today I worked in the nursery at my church.  I haven’t worked in the nursery like this in over 15 years.  It was peaceful and fulfilling to rock, play, and coo at little ones who are just learning about their … Continue reading

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clean

I can hardly believe the year is over and yet, I can hardly wait for the new year to begin.  There is something to be said about being new. New crayons, still intact, blunt ends waiting for coloring sheets and … Continue reading

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the promise

Playing The Promise by Michael Card during the Christmas season was one of the sweet traditions my mom started when I was in college.  Michael Card’s lyrics were rooted deeply in Scripture drawing the listener into a reflective, insightful view of … Continue reading

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Merry Morn

I have been awake for a couple hours now and find my spirit content, which usually means I begin humming.  Today’s hymn of choice, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” I love the verses of this hymn, the simplicity of the … Continue reading

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unwrapped

In John 11 Jesus learns that His dear friend, Lazarus is ill.  Instead of going to his side, Jesus continues doing ministry with his disciples.  Finally the word comes that Lazarus has died.  Jesus tells His disciples it’s time to … Continue reading

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Grateful Responsibility

This year is the first year we will not be spending Thanksgiving gathered around a table with multiple family members to give thanks. I will miss tossing rolls to my brother across the table or listening to the silly giggles … Continue reading

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Modus Operandi

My weekly to-do includes laundry, dishes, picking up, putting things away, taking out the garbage, etc. Yes, the boys help, but it is something I still like to do. My work schedule gives me time in the morning to put … Continue reading

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