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Don’t take the Wind out of their Sails- Communicating God’s Way

  Dad warned me in my single years, “You take the wind out of their sails.” Whether I asked for his advice or not—like father, like daughter. “You talk too much. You don’t always have to have the last word.” This … Continue reading

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Forgive Again? Yes, it is Good Friday

  Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”(Matthew 18:21, 22 NIV) … Continue reading

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Suicide and Sympathy

I don’t blame Robin Williams’s daughter for wanting out of social media sites after she received discouraging posts/ unwanted trolls. People will be judgmental in the face of suffering. Last week visiting a group of friends the topic of suicide … Continue reading

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How to Weed Hearts and Grow a Garden for Two

  Yesterday I weeded the little patch across from the sliding glass door where our budding rose tree dove toward the dirt midweek. Steve propped it up with a stake again and I yanked at crabgrass ½ inch round and … Continue reading

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Daily Close to His Heels Together

“My wife was reading my story,” he said.
She knew the direction it went. She knew him and understood the Author’s heart for her husband. It is amazing how people who know and understand us can see better than we sometimes, many times…what we need; the direction we should go.
Maybe that’s why it took Moses forty years tending sheep in the desert and learning God’s ways. He learned to listen on a long time out from the pleasures of living as a prince in a palace and being served. He learned to listen to and share the burdens of everyday living and provision through his wife’s family. To let them sharpen him as a person.
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