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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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Looking up

Today, during the worship portion of our service, some of the younger children came up front to lead us in the motions to a song.  The youngest child kept looking to the oldest child to make sure he was doing … Continue reading

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Women!

In this time in history women are able to fill many roles, some that weren’t around when our grandmothers and great-grandmothers were alive. But there is one role we as women must embrace fully if we are ever going to … Continue reading

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Little by little

At night, when I finally lay down to sleep, my mind runs through past events. It often begins with my mind reviewing all of the ways I should have done something better in a situation. I have mentioned this before … Continue reading

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