Archive for January 2019

Like a Farmer

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.  You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast.…

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More Grace

I’m in the final week of my study in the book of James and past this portion, but I just can’t get these five words from chapter four out of my head. They’ve rolled around and around so much that I think I have to write about it. But he gives more grace. James 4:6a Chapter…

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Another Look

Less than a month into winter and I’m counting the days until spring and paying close attention to every minute the days lengthen. It’s been an especially rainy and gray winter, so I looked for a cheery Beauty Break to share. I found this photo taken by my youngest daughter. There’s always another way to…

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Not A Lost Cause

Recently, I reread the story of the man among the tombs in Mark 5:1-20. My heart is encouraged again and again as I think about it. The same story in Luke 8:26-39 tells us for a long time the man didn’t wear clothes or live in a house. He lived among the dead. In isolation.…

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Ten More Minutes

I wanted to write this months ago, but I didn’t have the words. I thought about including it in my year-end post, but knew it deserved more than a few sentences. When others live like it matters and touch our lives in significant ways it’s important to tell them. Each month in 2019, I will…

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He Marveled

A few weeks ago I was reading in Matthew 8. 5 When he (Jesus) had entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, 6 “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.” 7 And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.” 8 But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come…

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