Category Archives: Blog

Sticky Situation

I was looking through our family photo albums this past weekend and happened to run across some fun pictures of my two oldest kids when they were only 8 and 6 years old. These snapshots were taken at High Rock Lake in North Carolina during the drought of 2002. Normally, the company that controls the dam keeps […]
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Contagious!

Virus alert! You’ve been infected! In today’s world, that usually means that your computer or phone needs immediate attention, but the virus alert that we had at our house last week was not the digital kind. Instead, old fashioned sickness attacked hard and laid out all but two of our family with sore throats, congestion […]
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True Love

My Mom & Dad got married 61 years ago this week. Normally, it’d be a grand celebration of a marriage that has lasted so long, but … Dad didn’t make it to the party this year. His journey on this earth ended in January. But even so, I wanted to take the space of this […]
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Giving Proper Credit

It’s back to school time in the county where I live. And though reconvening classes while it’s still the summer makes no sense to me, the buses are indeed rolling through the neighborhood this week. Being homeschooled, Leia (who is my fourth and final student) won’t start her senior year of classes for another couple of weeks, but […]
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Selfless in a Selfish World

I was scrolling through social media yesterday and happened across a post.  A nice warm sentiment about taking care of yourself…   The idea, I suppose, is that if you pay attention to your needs first, you’re better able to take care of others. Later I saw another one. Just another thought whose aim is clearly […]
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Just Wait!

Probably one of the most difficult commands we get from God is that dreaded four letter word… W. A. I. T. If you’re like me, you know it’s easy to make a plan, map it out and quickly want to ‘get on with the program,’ but the Lord frequently says, ‘Sit tight, and be still.’ […]
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Insured

This summer, my husband and I have been in the process of updating our will, health papers and other such legal documents. In the midst of this progression, the subject of long term health care insurance continues to come up. The question for us is how to find the proper balance between making adequate preparation […]
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The Search for Meaning

I was reading something recently that drew my attention to the book of Ecclesiastes. This eleven-chapter writing of Solomon isn’t usually the go-to choice when you’re feeling the need for encouragement or inspiration. In fact, most of it reads like a dirge, beating a relentless drum to remind us of life’s pointlessness. However, if we […]
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From the Birds

I sat at our kitchen table drinking a cup of tea this morning, and while assessing the status of the deck and backyard after an inordinate amount of rain this past weekend, I noticed two small brown thrashers hopping around. I didn’t pay too much attention until they flitted close enough to the back door […]
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Encouragement from Elijah

Where is God when I need Him the most?  Probably every believer has struggled with that question at one time or the other. Disappointments and discouragement come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes linger for a very long time.  So, when sudden or continuing frustrations cause our plans to be interrupted (or scuttled altogether), we can wrongly […]
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