Tag Archives: struggles

Hidden things

I used to drive a cute, little, compact car in college. It was the perfect size to take back and forth as I commuted to school, went out with friends, and went on trips. As I drove to school, I … Continue reading

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Lingerie

Years ago, the husband of a friend of mine would buy lingerie for her from an intimates boutique. It was obvious when he gave the gift to her, that he had spent time, thought, and felt a deep love and … Continue reading

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Pea pods and prodigals

Luke 15 is full of stories of items that were lost and then found. Jesus starts out the chapter with the story of the lost sheep. In a land where sheep were part of the every day economy, it was … Continue reading

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On mountaintops, valleys, and closets

When I became engaged, it was nothing like the Hallmark movie proposal. My hubby and I were on the telephone. He was in his apartment in Denver, Colorado and I was in my bedroom in my folks’ house in the … Continue reading

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What is it about anger anyway?

Over the years I have had a number of coworkers who grew angry about something had done to them. I can understand being upset, yes, even angry when I am hurt by someone else. The level of anger I am … Continue reading

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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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