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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.

A Persistent Bother

I’m dealing with insidious plant life in my yard. We have a new variety that has crept under the pool enclosure and fills in every …

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Can We Be Too Kind?

Have you ever been in one of those driving situations where you are behind another car and that driver decides to be a “really nice …

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Jonah People

My three-year-old grandson enjoys watching cartoon videos and I often treat him to one when he stays with me for a day. I usually watch …

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The Gift of Time

This week I am struck by issues with time. Not just my use of time, but our expectations for time. I learned of a young …

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Beware the Vegan Nazis

During a retreat time together, a group of my women friends started discussing nutrition. We had been dividing meal preparation for a few days and …

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Expensive Gardens

I believe that gardening was inserted into human DNA from the beginning. It all started long ago in a beautiful garden that God created (Genesis1-3). …

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A Better Country

I grew up on a farm in Southwestern Michigan. I vaguely remember the hired hand that helped my dad when I was very young. “Lou” …

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Blinded by Grief

While we were taking our morning walk, my husband and I had a “misunderstanding.” I wondered if the sour feeling would lessen our ability to …

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The Pretender

Yesterday I started getting messages from my Facebook friends about someone using my name to ask for Friends. This isn’t the first time some impostor …

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