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If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them…And Then Beat Them

March Madness. It has been a seasonal guest in our home since we were married. The men in my family don’t really get into basketball, so I never knew such a thing as March Madness existed until that first March when I learned that I would, indeed, have no control over the remote for an… Continue reading If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them…And Then Beat Them

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My Loaves and Fish? or Bread of Life?

I read about Jesus feeding the 5000 in John 6 this morning. Many times when I read this I make the application is as follows: I have five little loaves and two little fish of my gift, ability, etc. and Jesus, who is all-powerful, can take my little offering of myself, and increase it to… Continue reading My Loaves and Fish? or Bread of Life?

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Happy Birthday, Handsome!

Today is Jason’s Birthday. I thought and thought about how to honor this man who means more to me than any human alive, and my words fall short. I have always loved this poem because it expresses a bit of what I feel about my husband. My best daydreams about “the one” from my single… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Handsome!

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My Beloved Oxen

Jason is having the boys read through Proverbs right now, and this morning he highlighted the following for he and I to remember. Proverbs 14:4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox. Here’s my paraphrase (to be remembered when I find myself craving… Continue reading My Beloved Oxen

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Is It A Small World After All?

I am sitting in the room where I live 80% of my normal day. I teach in this room, eat in this room, prepare meals in the adjoining kitchen, clean those meals in that kitchen. It is a wonderful room. I love my kitchen, with it’s attempt at 1950’s charm in a 21st century home.… Continue reading Is It A Small World After All?

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In Honor of a Stranger

Virginia Lee Green Born June 27, 1934 Died Tuesday, March 7, 2006 I never met Virginia Green. And though this is true, I am profoundly grateful for the impact of her life on mine. At the risk of over-using the familiar metaphor, one ripple resulting from the pebble named Virginia Green dropping into the pond… Continue reading In Honor of a Stranger

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Bloody Victory

I am one of those peevish gals who faints at the sight of blood. I can’t help it. My body just does it involuntarily. I remember once I was supposed to bring our dog “Puppy” (aren’t we creative?) to her follow up vet visit after she was spayed. I was twenty or so years old.… Continue reading Bloody Victory