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Harmonizing

December 1st was the first Sunday of Advent. It is officially time to sing Christmas music in church, one of my favorite times on the church calendar. I memorized the melody as soon as I could sing the lyrics to … Continue reading

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Bumps, bruises, and stories

As a substitute teacher I filled many shoes, including P.E. teacher, one of my favorite classes to teach. During one particular windy March day, I was teaching soccer to a class of sixth grade girls with whom I had built … Continue reading

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Gonna be trouble with a capital T

In June my mom came to visit and we attended a Living Proof Live event with Beth Moore. During an intermission, Mom and I went to check out the bookstore and I found a book by Elisabeth Elliot, Suffering is … Continue reading

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When the words don’t come

I have been silent for a few days, busy with work and day to day life. Wanting to write, but unsure of what to say. I have always been more comfortable with guys than girls as friends- minus my three … Continue reading

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When it doesn’t stop

Some days life seems like a straight, flat open road, one just asking for windows down, radio up, and letting the simple things take over. Other days, whew, other days are like trying to drive on square wheels. Every bump, … Continue reading

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I have, I do, and I will

True faith goes into operation when there are no answers. ~Elisabeth Elliot We’ve been studying Hebrews for the past few weeks in church, one of my favorite books in the New Testament. It contains many of the verses I have … Continue reading

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Won’t you please, please…

I have watched a dear person struggle with severe depression for years and some days are good. Some are not. Some days it is everything to get out of bed and chose to go forward. Some days it takes prayer, … Continue reading

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Returning the favor

The older I get the more I see people trying to live their lives by being independent and self-reliant. The perspective being that it is better to trust only yourself when it comes to accomplishing something, instead of looking to … Continue reading

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kicked in the . . .

I was talking with a young man who is struggling in the last few weeks. I was feeling frustrated, since to me, the answers were easy to find. I challenged him that there would be natural consequences if things weren’t … Continue reading

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A fallow season

Over the years, a farmer plants thousands of crops, often rotating crops to allow the ground to restore the depleted nutrients. Sometimes crop rotation isn’t enough and the farmer must leave the ground to fully rest. In Nebraska, where I … Continue reading

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