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Better Than Coffee

photo by Kim Andrist       Beautiful morning.   Gentle, pink edged sky,   Foggy presence lingering,   Birds chirping—calling,   A lone goose flying—calling out   Like an emergency vehicle warning   Oncoming traffic.   Everything saturated with the morning mist,   The smell of burning wood,   And a puppy who just wanted to be   Outside. …

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Back to School and the Armor of God

Dear Readers, I posted this earlier today, and after a very wise comment from a friend, I decided it needed some tweeking. During the tweek the entire post and comments were lost on the blog. I apologize! But here is my second attempt. Hopefully I’ve explained my thinking better!Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on …

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Stop. Drop. Look Up: Advice from a Mother of a Teenage Driver

I’ve been through this twice already. Shouldn’t it get easier? Two children have successfully learned to drive, and we all survived. Yet here I stand at the threshold of one year closer to retiring taxi duty, yet I’m filled with bitter-sweet emotions and a tad bit of worry. I don’t want to worry so… I’m choosing to stop worrying, drop to my …

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When Do You Sneak Away With God?

Spending time with Me is essential for your well-being. It is not a luxury or an option; it is a necessity. Therefore, do not feel guilty about taking time to be with Me (Jesus Calling, May 15). When my kids were very young, they were terrible sleepers. I rarely got a whole night’s sleep without interruption. Of course, it could’ve …

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