Tag Archives: Hope

Harmonizing

December 1st was the first Sunday of Advent. It is officially time to sing Christmas music in church, one of my favorite times on the church calendar. I memorized the melody as soon as I could sing the lyrics to … Continue reading

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Roaring floods

I am a book junkie. I do not want to become a recovering book junkie, I just want to relish every one of my books. From the feel of the spine, to the smell of the printed paper, to the … Continue reading

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Power and fools

I have index cards with Bible verses to use for reflection and memorization. Today I noticed a pattern of Scripture that focused on Who God is, what He offers, and how we can choose to react to Him. One of … Continue reading

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From nothing into something

I throw no stones here, this is my personal story. I woke up around midnight to the song All of Me sung by Billie Holiday playing over and over again in my head. I got out of bed, took a … Continue reading

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Alice and me

I have a confession to make, I am no longer the size I was in high school. I know it seems shocking, but I am never going to be that size again. For my birthday I was given a bit … Continue reading

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Your own…

I had an anxiety attack at church this Sunday. I feel foolish, even stupid, and super embarrassed. A wonderful friend and mentor asked the simple question, How are you doing? She knows my birthday is in the next few weeks … Continue reading

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rose hips

One of my favorite parts of living in the country is foraging. Sunday afternoon I took a basket and some scissors and went for a stroll along the road. The weather was chilly, with a strong wind that made the … Continue reading

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Produce

Living in the middle of farmland, it is always obvious when harvest is in full swing. Combines, semi-trucks, grain hoppers, pick-up trucks, and tractors are part of the daily traffic on the roads. It makes me smile as I think … Continue reading

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Study up

Part of my new job requirements include studying for (and passing) a securities examination. To prepare for the exam I have been reading and reviewing a twenty-chapter book that covers the various parts of my position. I have been taking … Continue reading

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Dear One

Dear Weary Warrior, My concern is that you have felt that you have to “do it all” that you have to continue to fight the battle, that it is all up to you to win this fight. It isn’t. It … Continue reading

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