Category Archives: spirituality

Taking Care of Houseplants & People

I remember my mom having a love for houseplants. I am not really one to pay attention to all the details, so I am not sure where they all came from, but there were a ton. I am not exaggerating … Continue reading

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God’s Design

I am studying an overview of the Old Testament. I’ve studied it before, but I felt the need to touch base with it again. I don’t spend a ton of time in the Old Testament. I read it yearly but … Continue reading

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The Journey to Rediscovery

Let’s talk Grief and Journeys. Journeys can be fun, challenging, complicated, easy, exciting, and heart wrenching. Grief? Well, I can’t really say what that can look like. I have never allowed myself to actually grieve-at least not the way most … Continue reading

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Let me tell you about my middle school basketball experience. I sucked. Seriously. I was the girl who sat on the bench and watched all the good kids play their hearts out. I cheered them on. I handed them their … Continue reading

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Fix your problems.  Fix your friends. Fix your behavior.  Fix dinner. Fix the furnace. Fix cookies. Oh please, fix cookies… We are always dabbling in the art of fixing things. Sometimes we find success – the picture on the wall gets straightened; … Continue reading

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A Treasure of Truth

I am absolutely, positively horrible at remembering things. Anything. I have to write down birthdays and anniversaries. I have to keep a book of passwords. I have post-its and a very full calendar to help me remember my daily tasks. … Continue reading

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A Christmas of Hope

I love Christmas! The lights. The decorations. The pretty packages and shiny bows. The homemade ornaments. The cheesy movies. The cookies. Oh, how I love the cookies! It all makes me happy. Well, everything except the cold, snow, and music. … Continue reading

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Every Family Tells a Story

Every Monday, dad would whip up a special “Words of the Week” post to get our week started. I am not as good at finding special quotes or funny comics so I will have to rely on my siblings for … Continue reading

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In the Blink of and Eye — It’s All About Faith 1

Be still, and know that I am God! … Psalm 46:10a I think you may have sensed a current of deep and abiding faith in these pages. While we mourn Mom’s death, we also celebrate her life and the blessed … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Doubt

Look at this. I’m actually making a Five Minute Friday post on Friday. That hasn’t happened in awhile. Five Minute Friday, of course, is the brainchild of Lisa Jo Baker, who turned the reins over to Kate Motaung a little … Continue reading

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