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grace, love, and fellowship

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all (2 Corinthians 13:14). Paul’s letters are some of my favorite books in the Bible. They are … Continue reading

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nettles

Living out in the country there are many plants that are in the “wild/weed” category, stinging nettles being one of them. The plant has a serrated edge and hidden on each point are small hairs, like that of a cactus, … Continue reading

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forks

 Our church has been studying our way through the book of Proverbs, with yesterday’s message on chapter 19. As we looked at the verses and studied how the decisions determined the outcome, I was struck by the simple fact that … Continue reading

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My friend, Elisabeth

Years ago, I was supposed to get married to a young man who lived in Texas. I was living in Illinois at the time and as the time got closer to the wedding date I was given books about marriage, … Continue reading

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water, water, life

The picture above is a beautiful example of growing where there is life-giving water. “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that … Continue reading

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40 days

I am going home for a visit in forty days. My boys have spring break during that time, I took the days off, so we will head east. I am looking forward to spending time with my folks, brother, and … Continue reading

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My reality

I can’t were two words I was not allowed to say growing up. My coaches would say things like, “Never say can’t, say can. Never say won’t, say will.” We were always to try new skills and techniques to improve, … 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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nuggets

During my student teaching experiences I observed various English teachers. One of them, Mrs. J., had various learning prompts hanging from the ceiling. Simple reminders for grammar rules, punctuation rules and other often misused processed. One dangling reminder was about nuggets, … Continue reading

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wise, old, gray, and sustained

One of the quirky parts of restoring an old house is what is discovered in the nooks and crannies.  We have found turn-of-the-last-century bottles of Lysol cleaner, a Thermos circa World War I, old pictures, odd assortments of things. One … Continue reading

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