Create Space for Inspiration and Joy in Your Life

In last week’s blog I talked about finding God’s joy, peace, and comfort in the gifts He brings into my life and in His Word. The need for this became evident to me when I recently examined my gianormous tomato plant. I had neglected it for a few days and […]

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Virtual Bible Study–Week 6–Doing Relationships Well in the Midst of a Pandemic

  The past few weeks have been a challenge in many ways and especially in our relationships. Many of us have lots of time with the same people while desperately missing others. And as such, we have not been the best version of ourselves. We don’t have access to the […]

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Peace, Strength, and Direction for this Strange and Crazy Season

Virtual Bible Study  ~~  Week 5 Scriptures: John 15:1-17 Romans 8:1-17 2 Corinthians 10:5 Discussion Guide I got to vent at the beginning of this lesson so I will give you a chance to as well. What are you growing weary of? How are you processing this season? I cannot […]

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The Waiting Room is the Worst–Strength and Purpose for Uncertain Times

Virtual Bible Study Week 3 The Waiting Room is the Worst–Strength and Purpose for Uncertain Times Discussion Questions   Scriptures: Genesis 39-41:16 Daniel 9:1-19; 10:1-14 John 5:17   Does the uncertainty of the times bother you? If so, how? What character qualities did it take for Joseph to take on […]

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Virtual Bible Study–Let Me Write That Down–The Power of List-Making When Life is Crazy and Uncertain

  Week 2 Let Me Write that Down—The power of List-making when life is crazy and uncertain   If you have time before class starts, read Psalm 33. Scriptures— There are countless lists in the Bible from Exodus 31 listing the articles the craftsmen were to make for the Temple […]

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What I’m Learning This Week

My bullet journal* is a constant work-in-progress. And being such is the benefit of a bullet journal—each person making their journal work for their own needs. In the weekly part of my bullet journal I have a section where I list what I’m learning this week. Writing it down during the […]

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More “Words I Could Hear”–from an Unlikely Source

I get the biggest kick out of it when God uses something secular to reinforce His Word to me—totally unexpected. He did that last week. Gene and I were watching a silly sitcom. One of the characters is eccentric but every so often he will say something profound which. Of […]

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If I Could Say One Thing to You in the Midst of Your Trial . . .

My loved ones and I are going through a hard time. I won’t give details for two reasons. One because they are not mine to give. And two because if I give my details the temptation is for you to turn your focus from your life to my situation, ignoring […]

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Why I Do What I Do

Running. I do it but I am not good at it. I struggle. This morning a woman younger than me ran past me as we ran in our little neighborhood. She ran as effortlessly, as if she were walking fast. Even though I struggled to run up the hill she […]

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Ask One More Question

Today I had a short date with my dear friend. (You’ll remember from a previous blog that we get together every so often and meet for just one sharing-packed hour.) As we stood and chatted while she perked our coffee, I quietly worried that we wouldn’t have enough time for […]

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