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strength and hope

One of the biggest issues I have as a believer is making and taking time to spend with God each day.  I have operated on “survival mode” for years and now that I don’t have to “survive” I find it … Continue reading

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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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In the name of self or in the name of love?

Today the United States remembers Martin Luther King, Jr. Schools are closed, so are many banks.  People post quotes from him on Facebook and many public radio stations broadcast speeches King made during the Civil Rights movement. I grew up … 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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switchbacks

When hiking the trail crews will have created a switchback system that allows gradual increases/decreases in the elevation as the hiker continues his or her ascent/descent.  This system makes it easier for the hiker and the environment.  The hiker isn’t winded as … Continue reading

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give it anyway

I may have commented on this before, but it seems to bear repeating– in my heart at least. I am learning more and more about the way God “wired” me inside, especially since we began this crazy journey of Faith … 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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