Monthly Archives: March 2012

In the meantime…(while hoping for candy in the nice time)

A child begs his mother for candy. And she refuses his request. Not now, son.  You can have candy later.  In the meantime, let’s get our shopping done. The child, realizing adults have mean times, yet full of hope, relentlessly inquires. … Continue reading

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Losing 12 inches in 30 minutes (or longer depending on your height)

  Mom, why would anyone want to be shorter? This was Caleb’s question when he noticed an advertisement.  Lose 12 inches in 30 minutes. Containing a smile, I explained the business was claiming to help people lose weight not height. … Continue reading

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Sharing Sunday: Freedom Finders

From the book of John, our pastor shared yesterday.  Jesus reveals truth. I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.  (John 8:12) The Pharisees continue to … Continue reading

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Breaking up is hard to do (calling it splitsville with ME)

When my boys were much younger, we’d take trips to the store during the middle of the day since we homeschooled.  We were often asked if someone was sick or if there was a school holiday.  Obviously,  schooling from home … Continue reading

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A change in *SEE*nery

Last week, my husband and I retreated to the Texas Hill Country.  Compared to our city surroundings, it was certainly a change in scenery. And the colorful change was welcomed heartily. There’s another panoramic alteration not so easily embraced. The … Continue reading

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Sharing Sunday: Gone a whoring

Our pastor shared the Word from the eighth chapter of John yesterday. {As always, this Sharing Sunday, is not necessarily representative of my pastor’s sermon.  But is simply the way God spoke to me. And Caleb.} People were gathering around … Continue reading

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The path to the cross (warning: it might be an uphill climb)

Our first day of spring break.  My husband and I retreated to the Texas Hill Country at Camp Buckner. With bicycles in tow, we took little time to head to the hills once we arrived. {I’d like to know, however, … Continue reading

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Sharing Sunday: If you find me living in a lean-to

Our pastor preached today from the seventh chapter in the book of John.  Here we find Jesus crying out to the people.  Anyone who will listen. “You know Me and you know where I am from. Yet I have not … Continue reading

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Cowgirl up {when life knocks you off your horse}

She’d been waiting for me.  Anticipating my arrival.  Anxious to hear the truth. Was her son really dead? I’d been the one to last touch him.  To brush the wisps of blood-caked hair from his gnarled face.  Holding his hand … Continue reading

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Sharing Sunday: Flesh eaters and blood drinkers

Just after feeding the multitudes, we find Jesus withdrawing to the hillside to be alone.  {There is so much truth awaiting absorption in that one example.  Don’t we all long for solitude yet rarely make the effort to get alone.  And … Continue reading

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