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Taking action

“Trust in the Lord and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He … Continue reading

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Yuck mouth

On Saturday mornings it was tradition to watch cartoons, from the time I woke up until 10 o’clock when my chores would begin. Sprinkled throughout the cartoons would be Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about being safe in a forest with … Continue reading

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Desperate pleas

Whenever I think of desperate pleas I think of the damsel in distress, white flowing dress, hair disheveled, hands bound, on her knees in front of the dastardly evil man who is planning to tie her to the train tracks. … Continue reading

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What to do, what to do?

In 1996, I sent my resume to the Alaskan teacher certification board. My plan was to get approved to teach there and then move to Alaska, teaching and living a frontier lifestyle. My request was denied. The state education board … Continue reading

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The mermaid and the land-lubber

My cousin is an avid swimmer. She has been swimming since she was around four or five, through elementary school, junior high, high school, if you didn’t know where she was, the first place to check was the pool. She … Continue reading

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All of it

When my sons were young, my life seemed to revolve around the home. I loved caring for our house, cleaning, making meals, and most of all, building into the lives and hearts of my boys. Slowly the enemy began to … Continue reading

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Keep the change

As a Christ follower, we are often reminded of the Great Commission from the last verses in Matthew. If we have ever prepared on a missions trip, we know that the goal is to share the Gospel with the people … Continue reading

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Reigning in

The new year brings with it a sense of freshness, possibility, and often grand plans for new routines, renewed outlooks, or the desire to break old habits. All of these ideas, while a good thing, can take off in our … Continue reading

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Empty chairs

This year has brought a lot of goodbyes for the people in my circle. As the holidays have gone by, I have thought about all the empty chairs around the table. Grandparents, spouses, and siblings, no longer present to share … Continue reading

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arms up

“Arms up,” I would tell my boys when they still needed help to get dressed. They would reach up and I would put the shirt on in the morning or take it off at night when it was time for … Continue reading

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