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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Little Bitty Pieces

My son is going to be a freshman in high school next year. He is taking an honors literature class and the folks in charge of that class have decided that he needs to have a reading assignment over the summer. Don’t even get me started on my feelings about the school’s intrusion into my … Continue reading »

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What God Waters

My little garden has been growing slowly. We haven’t had much rain, so I have had to water it fairly frequently. Last night we had a huge storm. It rained for a long time and almost overnight, my squash doubled in size. The plants are huge and healthy. My tomato plants went from flowers to … Continue reading »

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Not All Who Wander…

J.R.R. Tolkien once wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost.” I have always loved that quote, not because I’m a physical wanderer. I’m quite the opposite. I’ve lived in the same house for ten years now and the one before that for seven. I’ve been a Georgia Girl my entire life. But, there are … Continue reading »

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Pentecost Ponderings

Last Sunday was Pentecost Sunday on our church calendar. It’s the day that we officially recognize the Holy Spirit showing up on the scene after Jesus ascended into Heaven. I love the Pentecost story. It’s found in the Book of Acts and It’s fascinating stuff. The Book of Acts tells us that Jesus spent forty … Continue reading »

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Summer’s Calling

As I sit and write this, it’s the first full day of our summer vacation. I’m sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee and there’s a cool breeze. It’s almost cool enough for a jacket out here. The birds are trying to outdo each other as they sing their loudest songs. My teens … Continue reading »

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Slow and Steady

I recently read that the best way to water your garden is through drip irrigation. The rationale is when the leaves and blooms of veggies stay wet, it creates and opportunity for diseases to grow or things like mold. Drip hoses look just like other hoses except when you turn them on, water doesn’t shoot … Continue reading »

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Christian Community

One of my favorite topics to write about is community, specifically Christian community. Paul wrote a lot about community in his letters that make up the majority of the New Testament. My mama recently shared with me a story of community at work in her church. In her Sunday School Class, an older woman began … Continue reading »

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What Are You Called to Do?

My soon-to-be high school junior, doesn’t know what she wants to do with her life. Shocker right? It seems that all of the kids around her know exactly what they want to do when they grow up, or at least they think they do. Lately, I have had countless conversations with her about how figuring … Continue reading »

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The Home Stretch

My kids only have three days left before summer break, three short days. But, you would think it’s three months. They are dreading the last three days of school. They are tired and ready to be done. My daughter has finals. She missed exempting one of them by three points on a test. She has … Continue reading »

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Watching for Whales

My daughter has been wrestling with God lately. She had a fabulous mission trip experience last year in South Carolina. It was through a small church that couldn’t have been a better fit for her. It was life changing. We have changed churches since last year, so she didn’t really think that the same mission … Continue reading »

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