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Watching for God

God is all around us. All we have to do is look for Him. If we seek Him, we will find Him at times in the most unlikely places.

Eclipse Musings

Working at a local elementary school, I have been completely covered with eclipse mania. We are dismissing our students thirty minutes late today so they can view the entire eclipse with their classes, wearing safety glasses purchased from NASA. Our phones have steadily rung with eclipse questions from parents. Many children are staying home for … Continue reading »

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Seeking the Easter Eggs

My son is always talking about finding, Easter eggs, in his favorite movies and video games. When he first began talking to me about them, I had no idea what he was talking about. Then he explained. Easter eggs are intentional inside jokes or inside messages hidden within a game or movie. For example, Pixar … Continue reading »

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Finding Peace Where We Are

This past summer, my family attended a mission trip. We helped to repair houses for some people who desperately needed help. We spent an entire week with other Christians. We ate every meal with other Christians and publicly prayed before we ate. We openly talked about Jesus throughout all of our days. We wore crosses … Continue reading »

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The Enormity of Grace

On the final night of our Salkehatchie mission trip, we all participated in communion. We do that every year and it’s always a meaningful service. But, this year, was a communion service like I had never participated in before. We were all called to kneel at the alter. As we waited for the pastor to … Continue reading »

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Trusting God

On a recent mission trip my family took to South Carolina, we were planning on working on two houses on two different work sites. Both sites required new roofs which is not unusual for Salkehatchie mission houses. What was unsettling was that the weather report called for 80% chance of rain on Monday and 100% … Continue reading »

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Inspiring Through Action

On a recent Salkehatchie mission trip to South Carolina, my group was working on a roof. If you don’t know anything about roofing, you first have to remove all the old shingles and every single nail. Then you have to replace any boards that have rotted underneath those old shingles. It takes a while and … Continue reading »

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Seeing Beyond the Surface

On my family’s recent mission trip to South Carolina, my hubby and son were assigned to Site 2 to work on. The home had been recommended to our team and required a massive amount of work. It needed a roof. The bathroom floor had soft spots and holes in it. You could literally see the … Continue reading »

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Seeing Beyond No Trespassing Signs

My family and I just returned from our Salkehatchie summer mission trip in South Carolina. It’s always amusing to see the look on people’s faces when we tell them where we went. When you say the word mission trip, people picture far off places like Haiti and countries in Africa. But, my family has discovered … Continue reading »

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Embracing Mary

I was reluctant to sit down and write this post. I have so many things going on at the moment. My family is heading to South Carolina tomorrow for our Salkehatchie mission trip. There’s laundry to be done. There are suitcases to pack and where did I put my work gloves? But, even as I … Continue reading »

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Choosing to Trust

One morning last week I was struggling. I was running late for work. I had a million things on my mind. My to-do list seemed impossibly endless, and I was having some serious doubts about my decision to return to work full-time after being at home with my kids for so many years. The list … Continue reading »

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