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Monthly Archives: August 2015

For Such a Time as This

In 1938, a teenager named George Weidenfeld, was rescued from Vienna, Austria, right before the start of World War II. He and many other Jewish children were saved by English Quakers. They were taken to safety in England. At the time, most of the Western World was looking the other way as the Jews were … Continue reading »

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It Takes the Light

I can tell that fall is coming soon because the mornings have started to get cooler. The humidity is starting to get lower and there are spider webs everywhere. Spiders get really busy in the fall and their webs are abundant. I’ve learned to make peace with the eight-legged creatures over the years. I’ve even … Continue reading »

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Caterpillar Seasons

I have seen caterpillars everywhere lately. It seems like wherever I walk, I have to be careful not to step on one. My daughter even announced to me yesterday, that she had saved one that was crawling in the garage. That’s a huge step for her because she really hates worms. But, she knows that … Continue reading »

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Trust and Obey

I’ve been participating in an online Bible study on the Book of Daniel. It’s fascinating stuff. It’s the stories I remember as a child, displayed on that black felt board, about fiery furnaces and lion’s dens, but when I read it as an adult, it means so much more. I’m in chapter three and King Nebuchadnezzar has built a golden … Continue reading »

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Lessons from a Shingle

I learned a fair amount about roofing on my Salkehatchie summer mission trip. I learned that shingles are heavy. I learned that you can’t walk on them when they get hot because it shortens the life of them. I learned to wear gloves when handling them because you will get pieces of fiberglass in your … Continue reading »

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Love is Active

I was recently talking with a friend of mine about my summer mission trip and she said she would like to go next summer. She said it always made her feel really good when she was helping others. I immediately agreed with her, but the concept continued to run through my mind, long after our … Continue reading »

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Inner Peace is a Choice

I once had a dog, Sadie, who was terrified of thunder. The minute the first rumbles started, she would begin pacing. No amount of talking to her, or petting her, would calm her down. We eventually had to put her on anti-anxiety meds during thunderstorms. Yes, I had a dog who was on Xanax. But, … Continue reading »

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Rainbow Reflections

My mama texted me this picture of a rainbow that my sister took on her family vacation. I’ll have to admit that I found it stunning. It’s rare to see a complete rainbow extending in a full arc, even rarer to see the second one behind it. She also wrote that she was supplying some … Continue reading »

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Don’t Neglect the Rehab

A few years back, my daddy had knee replacement surgery. It was a long and painful road for him to get to that point. He had considerable pain in his knee for quite some time, but it was a pain he was familiar with. The surgery was a different kind of pain altogether and it … Continue reading »

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Never Stop Praying

Yesterday, after I saw my kids off to school, I prayed that God would help them arrive safely. I always pray that prayer, since my daughter started driving. But, yesterday, as I sat down to read my daily devotion, I found myself praying that prayer again. I wasn’t sure why. I wasn’t stressed or worried … Continue reading »

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