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How does Your Garden Grow?

That nasty grass is back? Wow. Yesterday I hunkered in the little patch across from the sliding glass door where our rose tree fell in the dirt midweek. Steve propped it up with a stake. Once again, I stood in … 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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Framing the Picture with Patience

I am quick to toot the horn at the left turn signal, to my husband’s chagrin, if the person in front of me doesn’t step on their gas pedal around three seconds into green. So I read again recently, The fruit of … Continue reading

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Prayer and the Land of Entitlement

Yesterday my husband told me about a middle aged man who started a Christian motorcycle club for his friends. He planned trips and it started to grow. It was going really good for awhile. But then one man had a … 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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Shame, a Spiritual Battle

  When God breaks the Silence of Shame (haunting actions, thoughts and words hiding in our heads) There is no End To  GAIN No End to AIM only     An END to PAIN. Humility and Shame can’t live together. Humility … Continue reading

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Fantasy Pain. When emotion rules reason.

This blog on “Fantasy Pain” was kindled after talking with a single friend about something women can seem particularly susceptible to, whether they read Harlequin novels or not. Fantasizing about a Prince Charming  who is really a friend, possible friend, … Continue reading

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Dealbreakers, Unity and Minoring in the Minors

I wrote this as a single woman 3 years ago and now as a married woman..it still rings true. So I decided to repost it. Dealbreakers. A counselor stated the Biggies, the ones difficult to overcome Anytime are the three A’s: Addiction. Adultery. Abuse.  But … Continue reading

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HANDLEBARS …Asking God for Help to Try Again

                                  This morning I rounded the corner of a new neighborhood walking the dogs. A little girl wearing a pink bike helmet walked a small … 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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