Tag Archives: Hope

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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What He wanted

Approximately ten years ago, my husband met his biological family for the first time. It was deeply emotional for him to meet his father and mother, then his siblings. His father was only nineteen when my husband was born, his … Continue reading

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Finches

My paternal grandmother was the oldest of four surviving children; three girls, one boy. She grew up in Wisconsin on a farm just down the road from her grandparents. She was gentle spirited, wise, selfless, and absolutely loved. Gram had … Continue reading

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Sweetness in the season

These past weeks at home have been a blessing that opens up more and more each day. Aside from the tasks that I have finished and of course the job applications and interviews I have completed, I have been enjoying … Continue reading

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This day you must choose

My mind has been working overtime for the past few weeks. Every night I have dreamt about people I knew twenty-five to thirty years ago, people I haven’t seen or spoken with in nearly as long. It’s like it is … Continue reading

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Hush now

During a typical weekend, I have a routine of housework and yard work. We live on a couple of acres which I mow each week. It is one of my longest tasks, but most fulfilling when I see it completed. … Continue reading

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Doors, windows, and hallways

So, today being the last day of the work week became the last day of work for me. No I was not planning to leave, but I have left. I have suddenly had an entire day open up to me … Continue reading

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Looking for hope

My days seem full of brokenness lately. Not within myself, but within those round me. I hear the sadness in the voices of those who cannot imagine how they will pay their rent for the month, let alone feed their … Continue reading

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