A Church Lady Becomes a Christian

The things I did polluted the good I was doing.

A book¹ I once read quoted this verse, “Those who believe in the Son of God have a testimony of God in them.”² Our testimonies or stories are unique. God wants us to be intentional about sharing them. Mine is about how a church lady became a Christian. This may sound a bit backwards. At the same time, you may relate.

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Perfect in Everyway

Jesus is perfect so we can stand before a holy God

Are people supposed to be perfect? I’ve been asking myself this question while getting ready for visitors. As soon as we knew they were coming we went into high gear preparing, cleaning and fixing up.

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Bean the Dog

The world according to Bean

Bean in his favorite spot

It was a rainy week when Bean, our dog and I, went for a walk. We came to a patch of mud. In the worst way Bean wanted to roll in it. As soon as he went for it I picked him up and said, “No.” This wasn’t enough to convince him. He headed right for the mud a second time. Again, I picked him up and said, “No!” The moment I put him down, he began to pull me all the way home. I had to run to keep up.

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Answers to Prayer

Yes. No. Wait.

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Dear Friend — I love to hear the word “Yes!” When asking God for something everyone loves to hear “Yes.” Sometimes though, God’s answer is “Wait” or “No.” But all three answers are good, simply Continue reading “Answers to Prayer”

First the Virus then the Flood

What I learned going through a flood

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Torrential Rains of May 17 – 18, 2020.

Hi Friend — This has been quite a year. First, one child had serious health problems. Second, the other had serious personal issues. Then covid-19 hit. During covid-19 came the flood. And it is only May! Continue reading “First the Virus then the Flood”

He Sees You When You’re Sleeping

God sees your profound sadness

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Christmas for some is a difficult time of year. If you are having a hard time remember God is the God who sees. He sees your deep despair. God is the God who hears. He hears you crying out. Even if time goes by never doubt. God sees you. Continue reading “He Sees You When You’re Sleeping”

I’m Not Addicted Anymore!

The sequel to ‘Help! I’m Addicted’

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I 🧡 Fall

Over the last few months I’ve noticed that blogging no longer has a pull on me. I am not compelled to write posts or check my blog as I was last spring. Continue reading “I’m Not Addicted Anymore!”

Friends Who Struggle

What I learned from a friend struggling with her identity

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I became friends with someone who struggled with lesbianism. She along with her husband came to a book study my husband and I led. It was through this study we became friends. We also went to the same church. Continue reading “Friends Who Struggle”

Childhood School Issues

Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities

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Outside the lines

I had trouble in school growing up. I have Attention Deficit Disorder, not Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, but ADD. In other words, I am easily distracted but not hyper-active. Besides ADD I also have learning disabilities. Continue reading “Childhood School Issues”

Help! I’m Addicted – part 2

What do I do now?

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Ragtime Festival

In a former post I wrote that it doesn’t take long to realize that blogging brings real temptations. If you don’t watch out blogging hazards can entrap you. If you are like me, in spite your best efforts Continue reading “Help! I’m Addicted – part 2”

Why Can’t I Sleep?

These are the thoughts of an insomniac

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Counting Sheep?

I have fought insomnia for a long time. It took years to learn how to fight back. The following suggestions come from years of battling with sleeplessness. I sincerely hope this helps someone sleep better tonight. Continue reading “Why Can’t I Sleep?”

Ten Things I can’t live without

If I lived in a tiny house what I would need

 

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Tiny house in the big woods

It has been a romantic notion of mine to live in a tiny house or a travel trailer for part of the year. When I think of downsizing, what I could eliminate comes to mind. In other words, what is most important for my survival? Continue reading “Ten Things I can’t live without”