Monthly Archives: August 2014

Knit Together

  “As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan love him as his own soul.”    – I Sam 18:1   I have had the privilege this past week to spend some time in Los Angeles visiting a dear friend.  Donna Kay […]

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Waiting

I sat down last night to write something profound or eloquent for the blog and nothing seemed right. I started a few different ideas, and finally just shut my laptop and went to bed. Waiting on a good idea to just spontaneously emerge from the depths of my thoughts, I could have been up all […]

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Life on the Cutting Room Floor

Like any person, I have good days and bad days. Sometimes when I think I’m starting to edit myself and cut out the parts that I don’t like – i.e. selfishness, control-freak tendencies – I find that I’m like a jumbled pile of snipped pieces on the cutting room floor. I try to take the […]

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BUILD AN ALTAR

“…that this may be a sign among you.  When your children ask in time to come, ‘What do those stones mean to you?’  then you shall tell them….”           Joshua 4:6-7   Several times in the Old Testament, the children of Israel built an altar of stones at a place of significance.  There were places where […]

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A Good Name

“A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, favor is better than silver and gold.” –Proverbs 22:1   When I was about 4 or 5 years old, I remember wearing a blue jean skirt and being at the grocery store with my mom and dad on a Wednesday night before going to […]

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Are you mapping your walk?

My friend Karen and I have been walking buddies for over 20 years. We have logged a lot of miles together! We have also been guilty of taking breaks for much longer than we had planned. It’s easy to start strong and then have a gentle fade in the “gung ho” intensity we both start […]

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I am certain!

Life is tough… I’ve said that before though right? I was just talking to a Sister in Christ last night and realized that this life gives us so many uncertainties. We are bombarded with what ifs and possibilities to a point that we live in fear of the unknown. In this conversation, we talked about […]

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BECAUSE Is Not An Answer

      For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.  – Heb. 4:12   When my children were young and my husband would ask them ‘why’, […]

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Back to School?

A strange thing happened this week. I didn’t go buy school supplies. Neither did I pay school fees, or fill out endless forms to be turned in to the “front office.” I didn’t shop the back to school sales and buy new backpacks. There are no new mechanical pencils in the house! For the first […]

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“I’m Sorry” Is Not Enough

We have a wonderful three year old son who is all boy. He is constantly learning and so am I. When my husband or I correct Kanaan, he says, “I’m sorry! I didn’t mean it.” This is often true, but he also says this about behavior patterns he sustains. When we repeatedly correct him for […]

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