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your attention, please

We have two dogs on our farm, a Brittany named Rover and a black Lab named Rufus. Rover is wonderful, patient, gentle, and very sweet. Rufus is wonderful also, but where Rover is gentle, Rufus is more of a bulldozer … Continue reading

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foundations

I once heard that the number of levels/floors someone has in a building will determine the depth of the foundation. When I see a building going up I look to see how high the company wants to build based on … Continue reading

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My reality

I can’t were two words I was not allowed to say growing up. My coaches would say things like, “Never say can’t, say can. Never say won’t, say will.” We were always to try new skills and techniques to improve, … Continue reading

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Be Thou my Vision

When my children were small I would sing them to sleep with hymns.  I knew the reality that the Holy Spirit could reach their little hearts in ways that any Sunday School teacher could not. One of the hymns I … Continue reading

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this hour

Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil … Continue reading

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that’s mine, this is yours

As my mom’s illness continues it is becoming a constant effort to remind myself what belongs to me and what belongs to God. I have dear friends and an awesome brother who understand my folks and the unspoken parts of … Continue reading

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accountable grace

A friend recently posed the question “How do you show grace and still hold someone accountable for their sins?  And is it possible to do both?” It’s not an easy answer to give.  If we say we will give someone … Continue reading

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stronghold of ebenezers

But I will sing of Your strength and will joyfully proclaim Your faithful love in the morning. For You have been a stronghold for me, a refuge in my day of trouble. (Psalm 59:16 HSCB) I started today tired.  My … Continue reading

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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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consider this…

One of the craziest verses I have ever read in the Bible is James 1:2-3,  Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces … Continue reading

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