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Life Notes

Life is certainly one of our more eloquent teachers! When I wade through the mundane and the ordinary there is always good, solid wisdom to be had. Profound is usually smiling just below the surface of daily ritual, waiting for those three seconds of whole hearted awareness we’re capable of. This is where God often speaks uninterrupted. And this is where I like most to listen, and on a good day, take notes.

Prejudice

I want to share some personal memories: When I was a small child my dad was a farmer, and at some point he hired a …

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Giving Up

This morning we are having vinyl flooring installed in another room of our house. I’m giving up on rugs in the home. Primarily because of …

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Hardening of the Heart

This morning I had to confess to God that I feel my heart hardening around the edges. Several Facebook posting responses started the feelings of …

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God of Horses

During the past 20 plus years, I have been a passenger on numerous airline flights. I made dozens of flights, three or fours times a …

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Jesus and Ice Cream

While I was pushing my cart in the frozen foods section of my grocery store, across the aisle from me a woman was looking into …

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Heart Attacks

A dear family in our church just lost a son, husband, dad, brother, and friend (same person) to a sudden heart attack. A man in …

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All Alone

Many years ago, I read Admiral Byrd’s South Pole adventures in his book, Alone. I shiver now recalling his mind and body-numbing experience as he …

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So Many Books

I am sorting through my books. That’s five bookcases, plus. I have grown tired of looking at crowded and overflowing shelves, besides stacks of books …

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The Healing Touch

I don’t remember how I found her. At least 15 years ago I started going to a local private massage therapist. And that was perhaps …

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A Trashy Life

My husband said that I should write this blog. A cloudburst of refuse defaces our streets, ponds and highways. My husband and I are in …

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