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Benedictions

Growing up, the pastor would give a benediction at the end of the weekly church service. I didn’t know at the time that is was from Numbers 6:24-26, I just knew it was poetic, encouraging and felt a lot like … Continue reading

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The deeper yes

After counseling I thought I would be “better”- better at recognizing my emotions, recognizing my triggers, and better at knowing when I was falling into old habits and routines. Now most days, I believe I am “better.” I have a … Continue reading

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water, water, life

The picture above is a beautiful example of growing where there is life-giving water. “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that … Continue reading

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special

Growing up I never really noticed people with special needs. A neighbor kid had a special needs sister, but I was too little to understand what made her different. My school didn’t have special needs kids mainstreamed so I didn’t pass … Continue reading

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boundaries

Our goats have been taking their freedom to graze too far. We have found them again and again going down the road in search of food. They have feed, plants, and other things to make their bellies full around the … Continue reading

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do be do be do

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says (James 1:22). The book of James is full of in-your-face verses. James wasn’t going to waste time with fluff as he wrote to believers, not … Continue reading

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building princes

A friend and I began discussing the different princes portrayed in animated movies we watched as young children. I chuckled at the characters and the various traits each contained.  Some were gentle, some were strong, most were brave, all were … Continue reading

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limitless

There is a battle inside me each day.  Will I go forward and climb out of the darkness or will I remain where I am in the muck and mire? It would seem that every time I am making strides … Continue reading

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good

Over the past few days I have woken up in the middle of the night, unable to sleep, tossing and turning, trying to find that “perfect position” to fall back asleep.  It hasn’t worked.  I find myself with my eyes … Continue reading

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with and without

Henri Nouwen wrote, “Without prayer I become irritable, tired, heavy of heart, and I lose the Spirit who directs my attention to the needs of others instead of my own. Without prayer, my attention moves to my own preoccupation.  I … Continue reading

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