• The Meeting Place

    “For you meet him with the blessings of goodness”(Psalm 21:3a) To meet: To come together, approaching in opposite or different directions; to come face to face; as, to meet a man in the road. To come together...

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  • Jelly Fish Stings

    Paddling together in the ocean, each in a 48-inch color-whirl inner-tube, not too far from shore but away from the busyness of children playing – we floated. My husband kept me anchored, ensuring I didn’t bob off...

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  • Spiders, Black Ants and Poetry

    My illustrator came home from school boasting of how neat he had rewritten a piece of prose for school. Usually, we go round and round about writing, handwriting, that is. “The h’s have to be as tall...

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  • Even the Chair Master Once had Homework

    The morning starts off with prayer and hope – one leading us in the 23rd psalm, another leading the Lord’s Prayer, and the teen choosing a proverb. I finish off with prayer: Praising God for either the...

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  • The Soft Drip of the Challenge

    For a bit of time during the last few weeks, I felt much like a tin water bucket left out in the rain, where each soft drip eventually wears away the outward coating, rusting and thinning the...

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  • The Potting Shed and Other Blessings

    “Meanwhile, friends, wait patiently for the Master’s Arrival. You see farmers do this all the time, waiting for their valuable crops to mature, patiently letting the rain do its slow but sure work” (James 5:7) Waiting –...

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  • A Simple Living Summer and Blessings

    Summer from school was only about 6 weeks long – so the boys, they slept in, went swimming a few times – and hung out with their friends in the neighborhood. Lots of laughter – about 5...

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    The Mother-in-Law Chronicles II: Boundary Setting for Better Blending

    In the previous post on The Mother-In-Law Chronicles, we discussed how the bride and groom each left their family – she legally, he spiritually because he was integral to his family congruity due to inheritance laws. The...

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  • Rock Stories

    In February of 2011, Lydia at Crown of Beauty is a stone collector. Not like the stone collectors in the university geology department – but a Joshua-like stone collector. “My stones are personal ones, reminders of certain...

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  • Robin Hood, Saul and Freedom

    Note: The Robin Hood part was written in early July during my surgery convalescence when I had the opportunity to watch movies, i.e. Robin Hood – all versions, but especially my favorite. I kept wondering what God...

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  • I Will Fight for You

    “If they don’t let us in, you’ll talk to them, won’t you mom?” My son asked. “Like you did before.” This was summer; we’d just moved back “home” after our 2 year journey some-other-place. During our tenure...

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    The Mother-in-Law Chronicles: Under the Canopy and into the Community

    This is the first post in a series on the relationship between mother-in-laws and their daughter-in-laws as shown through the bible. While some stopping by might not have the MIL/DIL relationship  as described biblically, I encourage you...

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  • Not Ready!

    School starts today – a senior, 8th grader and 6th grader – 3 still in the nest, 2 out – a snug balance that will change come next May. I’m not quite ready for this school year,...

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  • A Life Mission Statement

    Do you have a mission statement? A life mission statement? Isaiah had a mission statement (this is just one of his): “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to...

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  • Be Still – Everything Else Will Keep

    My son, when he was little, had trouble settling down for bed. It wasn’t so much energy oozing externally, propelling him from bed. It was all about how to still his mind to sleep. It was the...

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  • Raising Sons and Daughters of Liberty

    It would seem our nation today resembles more of the colonies of early America, pre-Independence. Those Sons of Liberty – who dumped tea into the Boston Harbor, Sons of Liberty like Paul Revere who road through the...

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