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stop the presses!

One of my son’s favorite things to drink in the fall is apple cider. He likes to make it warm on the stove top, soaking cinnamon sticks in the sweet liquid.   To make apple cider the apples are place … 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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TGIF

This week has been a struggle for me. Waking up to the alarm made me yearn for Saturday. Fridays for many, signal that it is time to exhale, to relax, to let go of the stress and struggle brought on … 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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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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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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