Quirks and Comparisons

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I like to sing…and hum…and randomly harmonize with the radio…pretty much all the time. I grew up with a mom who embarrassed me like crazy, singing at full voice along with the overhead music in the grocery store. And my eight-year-old self was mortified! (So were my six-year-old…(Read More)

Room for One More

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Years ago, Steve and I discussed our shared vision for adoption. I haven’t included this in my bio or posted anything about this subject up until now, I suppose, because this is still an “in the works” heart’s desire. But in the midst of our preparations for our lives to change, I felt…(Read More)

Steve proposed to me on the way up to Mount Evans in Colorado. The setting was breathtaking – surrounded by pine trees, with a touch of snow on the ground, and an amazing panoramic view of snow-capped mountains nearby. We revisited this spot on our recent vacation. The trees were taller and some new campfire…(Read More)

A Well-Spent Life

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You might call me a “time-keeper” if you saw me everyday. I constantly check the clock and make daily use of my planner and wall calendar. For some reason time bears a great weight on me. I hate being late for anything and easily get irritated when someone else arrives after the appointed time…(Read More)

Face-to-Face

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With Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) now past, the next “feast” God set in place is actually a fast, Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement. So, a (hopefully) really brief history: The Day of Atonement is first mentioned in Leviticus 23:26-32. Basically what happened was the high priest would take one…(Read More)

I felt God woke me this morning at 5:30 am to tell me something. It was that sometimes we dont pay attention to the smallest of things. He gave me John 12.47-50, “If anyone hears does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the…(Read More)

“Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.” Proverbs 17:14 NIV “Just drop it,” How many of us have heard this being said in the heat of an argument? Why is that said? To release stress of the argument, to prevent negative or even more…(Read More)

In my mind, our camping trip, and our entire vacation was going to be a time for contemplation and reflection…to be purposeful in examining areas that I need to take back to God. And then reality of what “vacation” means while having preschoolers hit me! One-bedroom hotel rooms, an enclosed vehicle, and a…(Read More)

How many have seen a professed Christian blatantly live in the world by worldly standards. I am not talking about the slip up, but instead the attitude of intent that they need not live by God’s standards. “For you are to cross over the Jordan to go in to take possession of the land…(Read More)

Hungry Feeders…..

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Have you ever cut down a tree or shrub and had to deal with the shoots that sprout up all over the place afterward? They are persistent, hard to kill, fast growing and eager to help the tree survive whatever devastating event just took place. They do not whine and complain or wilt when they…(Read More)