Tag Archives: God

Praying Together

What a week this has been! My daughter was at drama (day) camp, which she loves, and that gave me the first good chunk of time for writing that I have had since school ended 4 weeks ago. I am … Continue reading

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Appreciating Freedom

It’s July 4th, and before I go eat lots of food and watch fireworks, I’m taking a little time to think about the reason we celebrate July 4th. Independence Day. Because some men decided 238 years ago that British control … Continue reading

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Smile, God Loves You

The adult women’s Sunday School class I teach is doing a session on prayer. And I tell you that it is a session on prayer rather than a study on prayer because we decided to just do a short devotion … Continue reading

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Prepared to Give an Answer

Teaching Bible to 10 and 11 year olds is at the same time scary and amazing. It is the last full week of school, and we had pretty much reached the end of our Bible curriculum (and their attention spans), … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day–The People Challenge

I want to ask you a question today. Do you have people around you who encourage you, even challenge you, to think about your faith in new ways? I think it’s very important to our relationship with God to have … Continue reading

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The Soul of Music

Music has touched the souls of its listeners for as far back as anyone has been able to determine. It is at the center of so much that is meaningful and important to our lives. We choose songs carefully for … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have to Survive

Today I’m facing down a freight train in the form of my second part time job, which takes place seven times each year after high school kids take the SATs. For the last 10 years or so, I have been … Continue reading

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The Struggle

If you are a regular reader of this blog (all 3 of you!) or live in my house or know me through Facebook, I’m sure you’re aware that I’ve been struggling with my writing lately. When looking at the big … Continue reading

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Jesus Had Highs and Lows, Too

Sometimes the highs and lows of our lives, including our spiritual lives, can be discouraging. Some days I go to worship, and God’s presence just surrounds me. I’m so overcome, I can barely stop myself from kneeling face down in … Continue reading

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In the Weeds

When my son was small, I worked part time as a waitress. I had a teaching degree at the time, but I didn’t want to work full time, and the family needed some extra income to make ends meet. It … Continue reading

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