Monthly Archives: October 2013

On Gardens and Jesus

My dad was an amazing gardener. He didn’t just have a green thumb; he had two green thumbs and eight green fingers! He could make anything grow. I remember when my oldest son was in kindergarten, his class planted seeds. … Continue reading

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The blessing (and sadness) of Thanksgiving

Without a doubt, fall and winter are my favorite seasons. Even as a child, I was not a fan of summer and I was even less of a fan of spring. I have reasons for my preferences–summer always brought heat … Continue reading

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God NEVER fails

“He [the righteous man] is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.” (Psalm 112:7-8) This week has … Continue reading

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A New Friend

I have a new friend. I didn’t go looking for this friendship. I can’t say that I’m always happy this friendship has been formed. I have a few friends with whom I look forward to spending time. With these friends, … Continue reading

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Attack…actually, RESIST

“In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;…” It took me a few days to figure it out. In reality, I didn’t figure it out myself. … Continue reading

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What I Really Need

This past weekend I had the joy of being in Chicago with my husband and oldest son. We were there visiting my younger son who attends Bible college in downtown Chicago. He is a soccer player for his school and … Continue reading

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Trials

The dictionary defines the word trial as “a state of pain, distress, or grief; misery.” In his New Testament epistle, James tells us “to count it all joy when you face trials of many kinds…” Hmmmm. Something doesn’t add up … Continue reading

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Changed

This morning I was baptized. That sentence alone holds SO much more than I can go into in this post. Some may ask “Why be baptized?” I had to think through that question myself the last few days. Aahh, the … Continue reading

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“I, Saul”: A book review and recommendation

I love to read. I am very serious. I LOVE to read. Someone recently asked me when I started to love reading. I think I always have. I was the kid who always got yelled at for reading with a … Continue reading

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Unwanted hiatus

I love writing. I have a wonderful journal that has owls all over it. I love birds too. Every evening I sit and write in my journal about my day. I include things I may want to reference at a … Continue reading

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