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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.

Life’s Little Drips

I am displeased–oh, phooey, I am ticked off. I left my aging dog for a grooming appointment at 10:30 this morning and six and one-half …

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Beautiful Weeds

I encourage my husband to take photos of weeds. He usually carries his camera on our weekend dog walks. At the peril of lengthy pauses, …

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I Walk the Line

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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Playground Mentoring

One morning I met a young mother in the playground at our community park. Her three-year-old daughter and my two-year-old grandson had discovered each other …

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Surprise Email

I was sorting through the emails on my computer. Curious, I opened a message from a man’s name I didn’t recognize. He had sent a …

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Caring Til It Hurts

Do you ever read or watch social media and get overwhelmed by bad news? Late last week I happened to find two friends facing surgery, …

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Winners and Losers

We’re planning a short family vacation with children, grandchildren and a sibling. During a trip to the beach or at holidays, we sometimes play some …

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I Can’t Sleep

a woman wide awake

I am dreading nights again. At 2 a.m. as I lie awake in submission to my spouse’s snoring, I recall an earlier time in my …

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Tipping the Scales

I was a rather lightweight child with the exception of a couple of pudgy years in adolescence. Post age 40 I have tried three different …

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Eye Exam

Yesterday I went in for a yearly eye exam and did not get my usual “All is well.” The ophthalmologist looked at my results and …

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