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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Seeing Past the Messy

I was piddling in the garden this morning and I picked some tomatoes and a couple of pieces of okra and knocked on the kitchen door and handed them to my son. I asked him to put them on the counter. As he took them he replied, “But, they are dirty.” I chuckled as I … Continue reading »

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Lessons from the Church Parking Lot

My hubby and I recently took our fifteen-year-old daughter to our church parking lot to let her drive her car. She had only been behind the wheel one other time and it was time to get her learner’s permit. Before we let her get on the open highway, we thought it might be a good … Continue reading »

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Praying for Discernment

  The older I get, the more I find myself praying that God will help me with discernment. When I was younger, I would pray that God would let this be the right job or this guy be the right one. Now, I find myself praying that God will give me the wisdom to make … Continue reading »

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Praying Parents

I received a text in June from one of my daughter’s best friends. She wanted to know what I thought about her planning a surprise birthday party for my daughter at the end of July. I asked her what she had in mind. She said something simple, so I told her I thought it was … Continue reading »

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An Ode to the Minivan

My daughter is turning fifteen next week and we have been searching for her first car. I drive a minivan and I have no desire to teach her to drive it. I’d like something small, used and reliable, that sips gas, for her to learn to drive and then at sixteen, I’d like to hand … Continue reading »

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Taking Time to Bask in God’s Creation

It’s been a gloomy past few days here. We have really needed the rain, but followed by the much needed rain, were a couple of days of gray and gloomy skies. This southern girl can testify that I would not do well in the states of Washington of Oregon. I simply require more sunshine to … Continue reading »

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Letting Kids Decide

In a recent Sunday school class discussion, someone commented that they knew someone who was going to let their kids decide at age twelve, if they were going to continue to attend church. I was floored. I immediately asked those who were in attendance to raise their hands if their parents took them to church … Continue reading »

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Just a Minute….

Our Sunday school class was discussing the topic of why children disobey their parents. Inevitably, we began sharing the things that our kids say that drive us crazy. One of the universal complaints was the, “just a minute answer,” when we make a request of them. It sometimes appears in phrases like, “hang on,” or … Continue reading »

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Embracing the Broken-Spirited and Broken-Hearted

Our children’s pastor, Anne, delivered our sermon on Sunday. Not being a regular pastor, she a had a ton of tiny nuggets to share on familiar scripture, from a new and fresh perspective. I enjoyed it so much, I thought I would share some of her insight here. The sermon came from Matthew, Chapter 13 … Continue reading »

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Let’s Call an Ace an Ace

I like to read inspirational blogs. They make me smile and feed my soul. But, one thing I find consistent among them is the fact that they don’t call Satan by name. They call him the enemy of our souls, or something similar. While this is a true description, why not call him out? I … Continue reading »

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