Category Archives: Practical Life

Will I trust?

In the darkness? In uncertainty? When no answers come? When things go from bad to worse? The question He always seems to ask me 1st: Will you trust me? Life has felt uncertain lately. The outcome of this election did … Continue reading

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Restore

Psalm 23 has become a haven of Hope for me this new year. I recite it just about every morning and God has been showing me some little truth to cling to that day. Sunday I asked for rest and … Continue reading

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And He did…

2020 ended. 2021 came, an anniversary, a birthday, even an unexpected lifesaving surgery for my husband. Slowly “we” got out of the hospital and slowly “we” made our way home. Mercy of all mercies: I had been allowed in with … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast

“Theres a big black dog in my kitchen!” I said on more than one occasion after we moved to this house. I was alarmed at first, but soon made friends with our neighbor’s black German Shepherd that squeezed through the … Continue reading

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Strange Treasure

November 2020, nearly the end of the weirdest year I’ve lived through so far. There have been more tragic ones… more personally daunting ones… more anxiety-filled for sure. But this last 9 months has been epic in that the world … Continue reading

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Alone?

Through all of this 2020 pandemic chaos, there’s a sensation I’ve had of standing alone, being alone, feeling alone. I’ve heard others express the same… I know I am never actually alone. God allowing difficulties and hard times is frustrating … Continue reading

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Shifting Sand

2020… Pandemic, quarantine, school closures, reopening, vaccine trials, disputes over masks, censorship, contact tracing, riots. All words I never thought I would use or even read. And all hot topics and headlines from the news today. Amazing times, amazing year. … Continue reading

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Brazilian love

In my heart I journey south… way south. 10,000 miles, to a country with children I love. Over the years: 6 through Compassion International and countless others with Hope Unlimited. Beautifully tan and dark headed, their eyes look at me … Continue reading

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That was then, this is now

2020 What a strange time. We are home, quarantined, together. Eight of us in the same house. It’s not like we haven’t lived together for so many years, but this is different. Two are home from college – apartment contents … Continue reading

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Maybe it would be different…

Had I not lost my 1st baby and 4th baby and 7th baby to miscarriage, Had we not been given the gift of another son who overcame his past and grew and flourished and succeeded, Had I not stood by … Continue reading

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