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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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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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missing

On Sunday morning we all gather together singing hymns, choruses, and echoing amens to the message given. We claim the God we ran to as prodigal sons and daughters. We celebrate His Love and Grace and nod our heads to … 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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Therefore

When I was in high school I had to study geometry.  I am a word-person, not a number person.  Geometry was an ordeal as I worked to grasp the concepts and theories being taught.  One thing that did stick with … 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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the game reel

My dad spent much of my early life being a high school football coach.  I spent many Friday nights cheering for the team, playing with the other coach’s children and learning the cheers for victory from the sidelines. One of … Continue reading

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