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Ants in the mind

I have been very antsy this week. Knitting, reading, sewing, mending clothes, cutting the lawn, doing dishes, washing laundry, cleaning, preparing, working; none of this is satisfying my spirit. Normally, I would find myself feeling proud of the completion and … Continue reading

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And …ACTION!

One of the verses I see posted a lot is Jeremiah 29:11, For I know the plans I have for you declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and … Continue reading

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Make me an instrument

I had a conversation today with a woman who was very upset about things not working as she planned. I listened to her vent and I acknowledged her feelings, even agreeing that they were valid. As we discussed resolutions for … Continue reading

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Circles of friends

Yesterday I was talking with a young man in his 20’s and we were discussing life choices. He asked me if it was difficult for me to make friends since my perspective on what was important was so different than … Continue reading

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As it is written

When I am facing a battle and I am unsure of winning, I find comfort in Scripture. Not the kind of comfort from looking for a verse that might be used to support a point of view, whatever it might … Continue reading

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Carry on, carry on

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2). Usually when I hear this verse, I think of praying for people in need. You know, the usual prayers of healing from injuries … 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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cutting the strings

I’ve mentioned before that I was surrounded by strong women growing up. They were constantly on the move; cleaning, preparing, cooking, or working in the yard. As I grew, I believed that in order to be a successful woman, I … Continue reading

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Training Wheels

The moment parents look at their children there is a sense of love, wonder, and awe that comes over them. Here is a new person they are responsible to and for as he or she grows up. Proverbs 22:6 describes … Continue reading

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rest and delivery

This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation,     in quietness and trust is your strength,     but you would have none of it.  You said, ‘No, we will flee on … Continue reading

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