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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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Pins and things

I enjoy the craft sites which give ideas for the house, children, and gardens. I can daydream about the ways I could decorate my farmhouse, learn how to care for my goats, how to use regular household items to clean … Continue reading

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Bottle babies

We have two baby goats on our farm who were rejected by their mother. I am now their surrogate mother, complete with bottles of goat milk replacer (think formula for baby goats) to feed them. In the morning I will … Continue reading

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Lessons from the scarecrow

Throughout The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, the Scarecrow is seen as a simpleton character. Literally lacking the brain power needed to function as a human. He sees himself as “less than” valuable. Sure the Tin Woodman … 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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House rules

There were three main rules in my house when I was growing up: 1.) Clean up your mess 2.) Hands are for helping 3.) Always make sure there is gas in the car While my mom was capable of cleaning, … Continue reading

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On Throne rooms, waiting rooms, and hospital rooms

I cannot count the times I have been in a hospital room, either as the patient or the visitor. I am sure the number is somewhere in the hundred range, at least. I have stood in elevators going to welcome … Continue reading

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Let us begin

Lately, there are a number of songs that talk about going back in time to tell yourself what you know now. A chance to tell yourself to walk away from a toxic relationship or to take the job you turned … Continue reading

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Facades

Living in the country gives a person a lot of opportunities to see farmsteads. Depending on the farm, the buildings will be crisp, clean, and often painted the traditional red and white. Other farms have buildings that are dilapidated and … Continue reading

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