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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.

Chow Down

Years ago I had learned that my allergy-prone puppy would be better off without grains in his diet. I got used to reading the ingredients …

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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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My Missionary Cat

I had just finished reading a morning devotional from one of my favorite authors. As I leaned back to stretch, I started to pray with …

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I Love Books

Today I walked out of a bookstore and felt like the richest person in the world, even though I had spent money. Actually I walked …

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Don’t Forget Dietrich

I am reading about the life of the German theologian and pastor, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He was one of the few voices warning the world about …

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Light and Warmth

On a sunny winter day we opened the shades on the south facing windows and sliding doors of our home. During most of the year …

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Just a Tag

Today I brought home several items of clothing from visiting one of my favorite department stores. As I cut off the offending price and other …

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The Cosmic Locator

I follow a few reality television programs. One of them consistently makes me cry. I am eating my lunch and turn into a blubbering mess. …

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