Tag Archives: Isaiah 43:4

Tell them

I took the day off yesterday and spent it working on my to-do list. I enjoy seeing my farmhouse go from being a house to a home after all the restoration work we’ve done. At one point, I took a … Continue reading

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Empty chairs

This year has brought a lot of goodbyes for the people in my circle. As the holidays have gone by, I have thought about all the empty chairs around the table. Grandparents, spouses, and siblings, no longer present to share … Continue reading

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The funk in the room

As I have been writing these past weeks I have been wrestling with a sense of depression and hopelessness. Not over a particular thing or event, just an overall gloomy cloud that seems to follow me wherever I go. Work, … Continue reading

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speaking

This week has gone by slowly and I have reached my limit on speaking. My job requires me to speak throughout the day and by the time I leave, I feel like my words have completely been drained. I don’t … Continue reading

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wild child

As a young child, my babysitter nicknamed me “wild child.” She was my next door neighbor’s oldest daughter, Debbie. I thought she hung the moon, she was fun and always made the separation from my parents less traumatic. I was not … Continue reading

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If, then 

Grammar was one of my favorite subjects to teach. Each participle, noun, adjective, and preposition was like a piece to the puzzle of the English language.  The words if and then are the same way. Like a scale, where one word is, … Continue reading

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you are Mine

I am not a romance-novel-kind-of-girl. I prefer something full of history, wisdom, a strong theme, and if it has a bit of romance that’s okay too. However, when it comes to the romance God has with us, then I am … Continue reading

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rubies

My husband and I have an unusual courtship story. One we treasure because we can see God’s hand all along the way. I was engaged to another young man while my husband and I were best friends. About three weeks … Continue reading

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God’s spreadsheet 

Old, broken, stupid, incapable, ugly, idiot, moron, can’t do anything right… Do any of these words resonate with you? They do with me.  I have been called names, had fingers pointed at me, been left out, kicked out, laughed at… … Continue reading

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Settling

I am wrestling with a spirit of discontentment this morning and the more I try to make sense of it, the more agitated I become. Why, why, why, do we settle for something else when we were meant for so … Continue reading

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