Tag Archives: Discouragement

Do You Believe God?

From the lavender, orange, and gold smudged long and low across the western horizon to the red and pink dappled skies of an early Ohio morning, I reveled in the breath-stealing artistry that marks our days. From the gentle lapping … Continue reading

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The Downed Oak

A couple of months ago savage storms hammered the towering post oaks, live oaks and cedar elms, and the raging wind sliced through branches leaving leaves and wooden bits scattered over the north pastures. The next morning we surveyed the … Continue reading

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Is Easter Enough?

“He brought us out from there in order to bring us in…” Deuteronomy 6:23 Buried deep in the pages of Deuteronomy are simple words, but with them God reminded Israel that He had a different plan, a better plan, and … Continue reading

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Storm Lessons of Life

Violent storm clouds, bruised and swollen, crowded over the ranch. Brutal winds screamed through flailing branches, and torrential rains began their angry descent. Lightning slashed the sky and thunder crashed overhead. I stood helpless, yet fascinated and transfixed at the … Continue reading

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Eyes on Jesus

Yesterday I followed my husband down two-lane highways and onto a busy multi-lane freeway on the way back from an outing. I felt confident in his knowledge of the roads, turns and curves, stop signs and lights, speed limits, and … Continue reading

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The Heartaches, Hazards and Hope

Blessings of HOPE! Prayer requests? A quick wedding of someone much too young, a brain tumor in a thirty-something year old, memory loss that forced withdrawal from all that’s familiar, knee replacement surgery, and loss of a long-time client point … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit and Filled Holes

Blessings of the Holy Spirit! Prayer requests? Recently beloved family members beautified their yard which included digging out fence posts concreted in by a previous owner and filling in the leftover holes. While heavy rains may create indentations where posts … Continue reading

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