Faith, Family, Grace, Growth

My hands slipped into the soil and I felt that connection.  We are made from this dust, and  God-breathed life into us, and we rise and we walk and we move and breath because he first breathed into us. Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath…

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Children, Family, Forgiveness, Obedience

  This is hard. It is perhaps not so hard to forgive a single great injury. But to forgive the incessant provocations of daily life—to keep on forgiving the bossy mother-in-law, the bullying husband, the nagging wife, the selfish daughter, the deceitful son—how can we do it? Only, I think, by remembering where we stand,…

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Children, Family, Five Minute Friday, Love

Hurry, lets let loose the words held pent up, lets let them spill without worrying about if they all fall into the perfect place. Let’s enjoy he release, the freedom of the exercise.  Joining the Gypsy Mama, Lisa-Jo for a little Five Minute Friday fun. THis week, the prompt is, whole. I’ve got five minutes……

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Children, Faith, Family

On Muffins and Manna

It’s been a day heavy-laiden with tears and upsets. Hurt feeling and clumsy injuries abound, and for a moment in the chaos, I want to run. But I don’t. Of course I don’t do that. Instead I find myself giving out more hugs than a usual Tuesday morning, more strokes and scratches on small backs.…

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Children, Faith, Family, Grace

Four O’clock

Afternoon slips into evening and my energy wanes. Kids squabble and cackle wild, racing through rooms, knocking over the very gates meant for hemming in. Standing at the sink I feel the knot forming between my shoulder blades. I wrap the dish towel hard against the counter. The wilds don’t even notice.  I’m so tired.…

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Family, Hope, Loss, Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings~ Memorial Day

  Proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. Leviticus 25:10 A heartfelt “Thank You” to those who serve this nation.  Prayers of thanksgiving and comfort for those who have lost loved ones in this service, and for those who suffer from wounds that remain deep imbedded, in mind- –in body, -in spirit. Know…

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Children, Family, Five Minute Friday

On Forgetting~ {Five Minute Friday}

It’s time. Time to write and not worry about if it’s all right. Joining Lisa-Jo, aka, Gypsy Mama for her wonderful Five Minute Friday’s.  The prompt this week: On Forgetting… Ready. Go. I forget things like I never used to these days. Time slips past me and I realize that I have almost forgotten things,…

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Children, Family, Grace, Homemaking, Love


Pulling too hard, the sheets snaps up from the corner of the bed and I huff frustration. Burning breath, puffs out as I thrash frustrated over this. I know this is unnecessary.  It’s 4 a.m. I’m too tired and it’s still dark outside and this is the fourth time this week. And there I go…

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