Which Way

Elevate Kids writes children’s curriculum. Grace Church finished teaching the “Upside downtown Series.” Their opening has this cleaver yet accurate song. “What would you do if everything all around suddenly got flipped upside down?” If floors became ceilings and basements became roofs, would you be right side up or upside down too? You see, this […]

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A Good Recipe

These days are busy with harvest and the evening air whispers fall is approaching. The grain is being combined as the tomatoes change color. I sift through my canning recipes and discover this. A GOOD RECIPE FOR LIFE Ingredients: 1cup good thoughts 1cup kind deeds 2 cups sacrifice 2 cups forgiveness 2 cups well-beaten faults […]

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Gardening

What is your favorite summer activity? Did anyone say weeding their garden? I very much like to weed. So I thought until the other day, 7 hours later, you could finally begin to see rows in our garden. As I pulled weeds, hoed the roots, sifted the dirt, I began to see healthy pea plants, […]

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Hero

Chuck Swindoll is broadcasting a series called Family Rules for “Little Children.” He states,” When looking for a hero to follow choose Jesus. Study his life… His ways …. then go there.” Here are a few simple rules for living. 1John 2:1-6 “My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will […]

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Barriers

The rancher and I drove to a town to run errands, the day our states began to reopen. I was excited, to say the least. All around us were the clear plastic dividers and table extensions, enabling the social distancing rule. I am aware this is for the protection of everyone and am grateful for […]

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He Already knows

What are you longing for? What do you need? Peace, contentment, forgiveness, Do we even recognize what we need?   I cried this morning as 1000 people in the USA died while I slept last night, due to the coronavirus. John 4:4-10 He had to go through Samaria on the way. Eventually, he came to […]

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Uncertain Times

I waited impatiently in the hospital lobby, watching old men, young mothers, sick babies, each seeking physical answers. Whether it’s a minor symptom or a terminal disease, we strain for answers. (Rightfully So) This cold and rainy morning, I couldn’t help wonder, “Do we go to these lengths to find the cure for our fractured […]

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Growth

These are exciting times for the rancher and me, as we countdown the days until our fifth grandchild is born. In seven months we gain a lovely daughter-in-law. Yes, our family of six has grown to a noisy number of almost fifteen, and we hope it continues. Growth in the physical sense adding to the […]

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Habit

Webster defines habit: a settled or regular tendency or practice especially one that is hard to give up to become automatic There is a popular method suggesting that a habit can be formed in twenty-one days. The rule is simple enough. Commit to a personal or professional goal for twenty-one days. After, three weeks, the […]

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ENOUGHNESS

I was getting ready for the Christmas program at our church the other Sunday. Such a busy but fun time of year. There are weeks of program practice, there are decorating the stage and recreating the nativity scene. As I was sifting through my American, walk-in- closet in hopes of finding the “right” outfit to […]

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