Monthly Archives: June 2011

Rest in him

 “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.” (Isaiah 30:15)  It is the returning to God, repenting and turning away from my former ways, that I receive … Continue reading

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Rainy days, and that’s okay

Remember the 1971 song sung by The Carpenters, Rainy days and Mondays. “hanging around–nothing to do but frown…nothing ever seems to fit…rainy days and Mondays always get me down.  What I’ve got they used to call the blues, nothing is … Continue reading

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Watching tomatoes grow

The growing process takes time. It takes energy and patience for a seedling to grow into lettuce leaves to eat or be able to bite into a tomato. Question is: am I willing to wait for germination? Willing to invest … Continue reading

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Father of Lights

           Why is it when I’m down for whatever reason (sickness or injury) that this is the time I tend to look upward? Some occasions, I even dare ask, Why me, God…and why now?  After all I’ve done for so … Continue reading

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Dog-dead tired

Ever get so tired you feel as though you just can’t go on anymore?  I do! And it seems to happen more often that I care to admit. Endless dirty dishes and dirty clothes, bills to pay, groceries to buy…the … Continue reading

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“The Chocolate Diaries”

Book Review for “The Chocolate Diaries—Secrets for a Sweeter Journey on the Rocky Road of Life,” by Karen Scalf Linamen, WaterBrook Press, 2011 I love Ms. Linamen’s light, yet deep approach to life’s difficulties. She is genuinely honest and reflective as … Continue reading

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Tell it to Jesus

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). God really is the only one I can go to in times of turmoil, confusion, and misunderstanding. He’s the one who understands my pain and knows … Continue reading

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God-blessings continued

69)  Above 70 degree weather. Yay! 70) Plucking fresh, succulent lettuce leaves from my deck garden 71)  Sit with a friend who listens with her heart and speaks few words ***

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New life

The lettuce has sprung–with just a bit of care, look what came forth!  And to think these succulent sprouts started out as tiny seeds a few weeks ago. Steve and I tasted our first salad of the season made with … Continue reading

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more daily gifts…

54)  Leisurely bicycle ride on my new retro bike 55)  Shade under an umbrella 56)  Successful and well-attended high school graduation open house party for my niece, Bethany, at our place.  CONGRATS to Bethany who triumphantly graduated from Northview High … Continue reading

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