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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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Praise be

Lately friends have been posting about how perspectives, including a friend wrote about battling exhaustion, all while trying to be a good mom. Now she could have left her post as a complaint, but she chose to change her perspective … Continue reading

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today is the day

It’s Monday, a day when many grumble and fuss that they have to wake up early and go to work. This is definitely one way to look at the day. Or a person could look at this day in this … Continue reading

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thank you

I can simply say thank you to God for all the ways I am blessed, but sometimes I think the wisdom of the saints is better.  So in the words of the Psalmist: Shout for joy to the Lord, all the … Continue reading

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overwhelmed

So much of my day seems to be filled with doing something.  I am up and at work before the sun cracks the sky and home shortly before the sun tucks in at night.  We continue work on our house, … Continue reading

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Attitude

Today’s message at church was about “Staying Focused in a Land of Plenty.” Our pastor reminded us that our focus should be Jesus first and always. Not the fact that our neighbor hangs out with those people or they don’t … Continue reading

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Thanks be to God

My family has arrived in our new state. It has been an exhausting, frustrating, emotional journey, but we are here. We have been covered in prayer and supported by so many, who came to help pack and spend time with … Continue reading

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All things…

Yesterday as I did chores around the house, I found myself complaining in my head and ultimately, in my heart. I was listing all of the struggles, strife, frustrations, loss, and failings that have happened–in my life and within my … Continue reading

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Father’s lessons

Today at church our pastor talked about his father and the lessons he learned while growing up.  As I thought of my dad and the lessons I learned from him I smiled a lot, thinking of so many different memories. … Continue reading

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