Tag Archives | presence of God

Hold On!

My dear friend and prayer partner Phyllis died suddenly and unexpectedly a few weeks ago. From her symptoms, it seems she might have had a brain aneurysm. From God’s perspective, it was time for her to come home and be with Him. I’m happy for my precious friend, but I am deeply sad at the […]

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Goodbye Perfectionism. Hello Joy!

I sometimes struggle with perfectionism, and those feelings often try to block me from doing something, telling me I’m not good enough, inadequate, and unable. If I let those feelings stay around long enough, a heavy weight of responsibility replaces the joy in my life. The Lord showed me something wonderful this past week, and […]

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Cutting Our Teeth

My grandson Landon with his parents, my son-in-law Curt and daughter Katie My grandson Landon is cutting his first teeth. Two little white pearls are emerging through his bottom gums. While the rest of us are excited about this new development, our little man now sometimes trades his winning smile for a little furrow between […]

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Being Thankful for Not Having Enough

People often look at Thanksgiving as a time to express gratitude for what they have. Although this is a wonderful tradition and practice, I have felt led in the past few weeks to be thankful for what I have not had. I have been realizing that the empty places in life, the situations where something […]

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It’s a Dog’s Life

My husband David with Henry and Grace We currently have 3 big dogs in our house. Grace, a mellow golden retriever, belongs to us. Henry, a feisty and cuddly Vizsla, belongs to one of our daughters, who is living at home for a season. Lexie, an affectionate and happy mixed breed, belongs to another daughter and […]

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Running Together

David and I after my first 5K I started running this past year. I was looking for a new way to exercise, something that got me away from my basement exercise equipment and into the world around me. Plus, to be honest, I hoped I could run some with my extremely athletic husband and join […]

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Looking for Jesus

A few years ago, I started reading the Daldriada series by Christian fiction author Phyllis Keels. What I loved most about the series was how I could see Jesus moving in the world around the characters, in the hearts of the characters, and through their lives to touch others. I was always looking for Jesus […]

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