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Gardening

This morning I weeded in my garden. It’s been a couple weeks and we’ve had some rain so my weeds were very tall. I pulled, hoed, and cultivated the soil around the plants so that my vegetables will get water … Continue reading

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transcending

It has been an evolution for me as I have faced the unknown. As I have shared, anxiety had a stronghold on my life for over thirty years and nearly broke me. Thankfully, my husband reminded me that I was … Continue reading

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the day before

Thirty-nine days have passed and tomorrow my sons and I drive to my folks’ to spend a week with them. We are all excited to spend time together, to catch up on stories, share meals and laughter- for one last … Continue reading

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hills still to climb

Someone I know has been in a battle with her weight for over a year. She has made incredible strides, lost a lot of weight, and continues to push forward each day. Some days are harder than others, sometimes she … Continue reading

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mercy first

I spoke with a woman recently, who was angry and frustrated about her situation. At first, I laid out the boundaries of what could and could not be done to assist her. She shot down every option I offered and … Continue reading

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affliction and victory

This new year held such promise on December 31, 2016. It hadn’t been messed with or taken out of the box. It was full of hope, dreams, plans, anything was possible. Now, as we near the end of the second … Continue reading

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resistance is futile

Obedience and surrender are two of the hardest things we as humans battle each day. In a million little ways we fight for our voices to be heard, for things to go our way, for things to be done our … Continue reading

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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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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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tired

I woke up tired today. ¬†Monday morning-after-a-long-weekend-of-hard-work-tired. It’s Thursday, I have two days of work left before I can wake up when I want to, sleep as long as I need to, and work on the house. I don’t normally … Continue reading

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