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Dec
11

Tumbling Over a Waterfall

Trust in Yahweh forever, for Yahweh Elohim is an everlasting rock. ~ Isaiah 26:4   A few years ago, my husband wanted to kayak down the river. Now I want to divulge a fact few people know: I am not a thrill seeker. White water rafting is not something I do. Kayaking smooth water, however, is perfectly acceptable. I suggested the lake. He assured me it would be fine and that the water would be smooth. I do...
Dec
10

48 Things… a birthday gratitude list

“Be grateful for everyday you don’t wake up dead and the morning you do, be grateful you were right with Jesus.” ~ Mary Brock a rainy day; the promise of snow; fuzzy socks; candles burning; my dog’s cold nose birthday cake for breakfast; quiet mornings; dark roasted coffee; hot cocoa; sleeping in heirloom gifts from Mom; memories not fading; new traditions birthing the smell of oak; a...
Nov
28

The Monster called Arrogance

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. ~ Proverbs 18:2 Rarely a day goes by that I do not see it – a calling out of someone publicly. The topics vary, yet the reasons remain unwavering: the need to be right and be praised for it. Unknown fingers fly across keyboards, faces hidden, motives clear: humiliate whoever disagrees with your stance. What ought to be a...
Oct
4

The Origin of Our Convictions: 4. On Living with Original Intent

Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute. ~ Psalm 82:3 If someone had told me I would have become a vegan within my lifetime, I would have laughed at them. The only knowledge I had of vegans was PETA, who appeared to be terroristic lunatics, and my husband’s boss, who was an elitist snob. Neither of whom I desired to associate myself with. It was at a time when PETA was...
Oct
2

The Origin of Our Convictions: 3. Conviction

And Elohim said, “See, I have given you every plant that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed, to you it is for food.  “And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the heavens, and to every creeping creature on the earth, in which there is a living being, every green plant is for food.” And it came to be so. And Elohim saw all that He had...
Sep
27

The Origin of Our Convictions: 2. Convergence

And Elohim said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the livestock, and over all the earth and over all the creeping creatures that creep on the ground.” And Elohim created the man in His image, in the image of Elohim He created him – male and female He created them. And Elohim blessed them, and...
Sep
25

The Origin of Our Convictions: 1. On Standing Firm

You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. ~ Ephesians 2:2 the message   Memories drift like afternoon dreams stealing a bit of the present with a beauty and gentle force all their own. October days and the sun is warm and flannel shirts shield cool breezes. Sawdust swirls and lands in piles upon the old building’s floor and the smell of oak boards just...

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