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Bad Weather

It was late November. The trees that had been covered with lovely leaves just a few weeks earlier were now stark, skinny sticks trying to ride out the Winter to come. The sun had become scarce as the dark nights lengthened, but today it was totally gone. Gray, gloomy...

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Built on the Rock

As I write this, the rain is coming down in torrents. The question is whether there will be water in our basement again.When we retired nine years ago, my husband renovated my parents' cottage and turned it into our new retirement home. It was a work in progress for...

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If

I've spent a lot of time lamenting past mistakes. 'If only I hadn't done this. If only I HAD done that. If only, if only, if only.But I didn't. I cannot change the past. I cannot change myself. But because the desire is in me to grow and change, He is the One who...

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The Mess

Hebrews 12:11 "No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it." NIVWe have horses and goats and horses and goats are good at a lot of things, but one of...

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When Life Is Unfair

Matthew 14:24 "But the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it." (NIV)If I was where God wanted me, why were things going south? Isn’t smooth sailing a sign of God’s blessings?Job’s friends thought so....

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