Clean Slate

Clean the slate, God, so we can start the day fresh!  Keep me from stupid sins, from thinking I can take over your work; then I can start this day sun-washed, scrubbed clean of the grime of sin. (Psalm 19:13, MSG)   Changing diets, exercise plans, better health choices…celebrating a new year often brings goals…
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Pandemic Resources | Fear Not – We’ve Got Ideas

There is no way around it. Right now we are (STILL) in the midst of a global pandemic that can often leave us overwhelmed by the uncertain path our lives have taken. In an age with almost too much information available to us, it is easy for anxiety, fear, panic and grief to overwhelm our…
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Preparing your Heart to Fast

“Yet even now,” says the Lord, “Return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments” (Joel 2: 12-13, RSV).   Recently, I felt God calling me to a fast. There are so many benefits to fasting, from spiritual to physical, that I find…
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Trust Issues

I have trust issues.   If you know me, that might sound surprising to you. I don’t have any of the telltale signs that people associate with trust issues. I’m not suspicious of people’s motives, and I’m pretty open about most things if I’m having a conversation with you.   As an Enneagram 7 (any…
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Preparing for Christmas when you can’t see your toes

Yes, you read that title correctly! 🤣 2020 has brought a rollercoaster of emotions, along with a beautiful gift of pregnancy. My little guy is due to arrive December 31st, which means I’ve entered the enormous phase of pregnancy and can barely see my toes! But with immense effort, I was able to paint them a…
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Your Faith has Made You Well

Page after page, I see the words repeated as I make my way through the gospels. Blind Bartimaeus, the woman in the crowd with the bleeding condition, the ten who suffered with leprosy. Someone has a need with no earthly answers, and having reached the end of their own solutions, they turn to Jesus and…
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Car Troubles

It started early for me. I was young, merely 16 years old. On the day of my driving test, I couldn’t wait for the freedom that would come after just a short 20 minute test. I’ll pass with flying colors, I thought. My crinkly hair was on point (because it was trendy back then to…
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Just Imagine… Christmas in Poland

Recently I learned there is such a thing as Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day (on December 8th, to be exact). So, let’s indulge ourselves in a bit of imaginative escapism, and forget for a moment the reality of the times we’re in as I take you back to my childhood in good ole’…
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Life Hack | Holiday Decor Edition

Earlier last week it was raining. The air was chilly and the sun had already set. Everyone in our home was a bit crabby and looking for reasons to be annoyed with one another. But we realized if we wanted to get our Christmas tree before mid-December it had to be that night. So we…
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Lessons from the Chicks

My son and his wife asked my husband and I to stay at their house this summer and watch their chickens. They live on 30 acres nestled back in the woods, north of the cities. It’s quiet and peaceful.   But those chickens! Let me tell you, they are independent yet dependent! And their personalities…
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