Category Archives: Practical Life

No Leftovers

With our house full of people, especially last weekend for our daughter’s wedding shower, there’s always bits of food, drinks and snacks left over. Little half bags of chips/pretzels, plastic containers of this and that. Eventually these become a meal … Continue reading

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God of the ocean

Yes, I know the LORD is great, and our God is superior to all gods.  He does whatever He pleases – in heaven, on earth, in the seas and all the ocean depths. Psalms 135:5-6  A trip to the ocean is … Continue reading

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Investing 101

Out on an island, far from home, David and I love to sneak away together and spend time in June on just us. We have brought the kids in previous years… but never for the whole trip. This is our … Continue reading

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Travel

Travel always offers me perspective and challenge …to see the world bigger than my daily community. Cultures, languages and just sheer numbers of humanity- there is more! In the midst, I find some chaos as I’m stretched and forced to … Continue reading

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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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