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The Pearl and the Worm. Five Wisdoms When Working Faster isn’t Helping

Have you ever sped up to accomplish tasks only to find you’re even more behind? Has the inefficiency of hurry led to greater worry? One frustrated 9 am hour God used two phone calls and uncomfortable questions to convince me … Continue reading

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“Sometimes I wonder where are the fruits of the Spirit in my life?” A friend recently expressed frustration…not feeling joy or peace or patience…fruits of the spirit. “I know I’m feeling sorry for myself, but sometimes I just let myself … Continue reading

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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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Knights of the Light, a Star Wars devotional

The Jedi knights in the Star Wars films  are brave guardians of the Universe destined by blood lines, they train from youth at the Jedi Academy through the power of the Force to defeat the tyranny of the Dark Side. … Continue reading

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Failing an Interview and Gaining Perspective

Today my friend asked us to pray for her daughter, a new college grad who has a panel interview upcoming for her first job. A memory triggered of me as a twenty year old student who stood at the top floor … 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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Dating in Winter- Do We Have to Date?

A relationship is more than an application, it’s how you feel and think and how they feel and think. It’s how you treat each other when you’re together and respond to life, the good and the bad, on off days (or seasons) and on. And feeling safety- that they are good because they are…good. It’s about trusting eachother and respecting space yet desiring closeness. It’s how you feel about the way they treat others when you are quietly observing. It’s a heart and soul thing.
“Sheila,” I spoke to my friend as well as to myself, “If we’ve been dating and we know what it feels like to be alone with a man, then we will know something is different when we’re with a special man. We will know this is a special man. And somehow, even through rainclouds, we will see God’s hand bringing us together. Like the colors of a rainbow joining together at the right time and place to create a beatiful bow in the sky…
We will know it is God’s doing.”
She sighed.“ I feel better now.” We prayed and hung up. I ALSO felt good. Encouraging each other is all part of the process. And it is a process that has worked for decades for most of my friends. Dating is the carriage for that miracle we singles call marriage.
We just forget sometimes… when we’re dating and waiting. But like Grandma said, “the only thing worse than waiting…is wishing you had.
We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love rest upon us O Lord even as we put our hope in you. Psalm 33:20-22
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