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The Advent Train Derailed

I have always been a big fan of Advent. Our church never really celebrated it. Now that I think of it, I have never been to a church that recognized Advent. In spite of that, though, I have been drawn … Continue reading

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Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 Many things do not come … Continue reading

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A Week Well Lived

My soul was able to breathe deep this week. We had our first major snowfall for the year on Monday night and for people who live out in ‘no-man’s land’ large dollops of snow mean that you have to stay … Continue reading

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This’N’That–August 29

Do you hear that? No? Neither do I. It’s called quiet. I know, I don’t hear it that often, either but when all of your kids have gone camping with their grandparents for 4 days ( Yes, you read that … Continue reading

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When Life is Hard

Two weeks ago, an extended family member was murdered. How’s that for surreal? we knew that she had an unhappy home life but we had no idea that it was as bad as it was. That discovery has forced us … Continue reading

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The Happenings of our Summer

We are coming into the last breaths of July and it has, so far, been a wonderful summer–some busyness but even the busyness has been slower than usual. There have been quite a few comings and goings this month, though. … Continue reading

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A Shared Grieving

We live on a farm so death is a big part of our family culture. Those words look so brutal as I type them out. You want your family culture to revolve around heart-catching books, yummy food, memorable road trips, … Continue reading

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