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I will fight

Today I will fight. I will fight fatigue. I will fight boredom. I will fight apathy. I will fight complacency and procrastination. I will fight against the fiery arrows of the wicked one that threatens my faith in the redeemer. I will fight the urge to quit, give in and give up. I will fight for my family, for… Continue reading I will fight

Lessons

Beach lessons

Our family went on vacation just this past week.  We were in desperate need of a recharge and reconnect.  Our lives had been full of busy since the last time we stopped to go anywhere and we were feeling like weary travelers in a foreign land.  My husband made a recent change in his ministry… Continue reading Beach lessons

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It wasn’t the fart…

Really, it wasn’t the unmannerly expelling of gas in a public place that did me in that day.  It was all that came before.  It was the year-long battle to right myself after the death of my aunt Winnie; who was like my mom, that left this ship listing badly and in need of repairs to… Continue reading It wasn’t the fart…

Fathers · Uncategorized

A challenge to men

Men, today I am writing to you.  I wont’ fill this post with statistics that state how important your role in the home is or what kind of kids will be produced if their father is not involved in their lives.  Today I write a challenge to you.  I write this challenge from me to you; because I was one… Continue reading A challenge to men

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Not like the blue jay

Not like the blue jay who dances and preens flapping and squawking. Screaming, Mine!  All Mine! as it drives others away. Not like the blue jay surly and mean. Saving the best for itself while begrudging others; even a seed, until it is full. Not like the blue jay clueless and without care. Not noticing those huddle beside… Continue reading Not like the blue jay

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Is your water green or blue?

On the third trip to the pool store hearing the same question for the third time, “Is your water green or blue”  Is it cloudy or clear”? I was a bit miffed.  Actually, miffed would be an understatement for how I felt at that moment.  I had taken in sample after sample of water for testing and… Continue reading Is your water green or blue?

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Looking back to look ahead

A dear friend made me a cross stitch saying and had it framed and sent to me a number of years ago.  She did it at a time when I was struggling to move out of a deep well of grief and despair I had found myself in after a particularly hard season in life.  I… Continue reading Looking back to look ahead