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May 22, 2013

A Cure for the Pain

Last week I had strep throat. At first, I thought the ache in my body and the soreness in my throat was due to a lack […]
May 16, 2013

Sweat Hog

The young men were across the street, sauntering in our direction. I could see them coming. I was in the front seat of the car and […]
May 8, 2013

Letting Jesus Come to the Party

I stood looking at the room full of tables. Most were still empty. A few had a handful of women seated and chatting, as more women […]
April 17, 2013

Feelings Matter

Have you ever had someone question- whether directly or indirectly- whether all this “feeling” stuff really matters that much? Sometimes I get this when I share […]
April 12, 2013

How Can I So Quickly Forget?

A situation came up. Something about it was very troubling so she spent time pondering. She let it ruminate all evening. As she went to bed, […]
April 9, 2013

Back off or move ahead?

Recently, my husband and I have been talking with his parents about the need for them to consider moving into an assisted living program due to […]
April 4, 2013

Press in to God

“Press in to God.” Have you heard that phrase before? I am afraid that for as many times as I heard it, I also found myself […]
March 15, 2013

A Box Full

In years past, our family hosted several foreign exchange students. We loved those girls as our own and after their year with us we sent them […]
March 5, 2013

Making Brownies

“Hey buddy! Do you want to make brownies with me?” My son Nathan’s face lit up at this invitation, and he ran into the kitchen, ready […]