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Make Every Day a Memorial Day
30th of May

Make Every Day a Memorial Day


Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.  Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.  Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced, O descendants of Israel his


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This Happy Little Hippie Thinks You Might Need a Good Laugh
27th of May

This Happy Little Hippie Thinks You Might Need a Good Laugh


Some folks think I’ve got a warped sense of humor.  Like Nick, for example.  He’s 18, so of course I don’t expect a teenager to get my sophisticated kind of funny.  I suppose that’s why he doesn’t laugh when I bend over and one rips, accidentally of course, and I apologize for the fact that my sphincter muscle is aging.  I explain to him that I’m almost 57 and folks my age with my certain


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26th of May

Slaying That Dragon—Again


Sometimes the dragon you thought died—the one you thought you slayed with God’s word and your heaving, desperate prayers and every other right thing you knew to do at the time?  Sometimes that dragon comes back from the abyss as if it had never died and been buried.  One day, you turn and there you are, facing the Beast, fire-hot breath bating you . . . And you thought I was gone!  Ha!  I’m back.


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Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
25th of May

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary


Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? My mom read this poem to me as a kid what seems like a gazillion times, a gazillion years ago.  I  never once wondered what it meant.  Now, I wonder. And I’m perplexed.  Exactly WHY was Mary contrary? Contrary. Webster defines . . . Opposite.  Incompatible with another.  Both cannot be true.  Being so different as to be at opposite extremes.  Being not in conformity with


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You've Got Mail (The Truth About You in Love Letters)
24th of May

You’ve Got Mail (The Truth About You in Love Letters)


Man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. Deuteronomy 8:3 Crab food.  That’s what my husband calls it.  He says that if I don’t have food when I’m hungry I get really crabby.  He’s right.  We all need food, water and rest on a regular basis to function optimally.   Water and rest?  I’ve got that pretty well mastered.  It’s food that’s the problem.


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23rd of May

Monday Moment: Growing Up


  Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18 Saturday was prom day for our youngest who turned 18 three weeks ago.  I close my eyes and see him in that navy blue & white striped shirt he wore the day I held him for the first time in the Russian orphanage.  He was 19 months-old with chubby cheeks. We didn’t know then that he was infested


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Friday Fare:  Walking by Faith
20th of May

Friday Fare: Walking by Faith


So we are always of good courage.  We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:6 Walked out to the barn to grain the horses around 9 PM last night, unusually late.  Though the moon was rising and nearly full, there wasn’t light enough to see the green metal stake in the front yard, the one


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Thursday Thoughts:  Glory Hunting
19th of May

Thursday Thoughts: Glory Hunting


I wake to the the sun streaming on my side of our bed.  A new day. My first thoughts?  A prayer formed from words in Lamentations about hope in the midst of affliction. Oh God, because of Your great love we are not consumed, for your compassions never fail.  They are new every morning.  Great is your faithfulness!  And then I roll over and face my husband, his eyes just opening. His first words? “I


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Tuesday Truth:  You Are Beautiful
17th of May

Tuesday Truth: You Are Beautiful


I sit across from her, this friend who admits she had a nose-job many years ago.  Her hair is dark, straight, short and spiked.  Her features are strong.  She doesn’t feel pretty, even after her nose-job. Our male waiter comes to our table and looks at me.  Me only.  Asks what we’d like to drink.  Tells us he’ll be back right away. After our drinks arrive, he takes our dinner order.  My friend addresses him,


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16th of May

Monday Moment: Hardened Off


It’s May but still cold here.  My potted geraniums survived the winter by staying put in front of our family room’s south-facing windows.  Now it’s time to harden them off, expose them to the sun and outside warmth.  When the temperature drops at the end of each day, I carry each one into the garage for protection.  I’ve been carrying for a week now, waiting for temperatures that don’t dip below fifty.  That’ll be awhile


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Friday Fruit
13th of May

Friday Fruit


You prepare a table before me . . Psalm 23:5   I perched in a corner of our family room, waiting for my favorite bird. The one I set the table for each spring, hoping he will accept my invitation and come.  By Mother’s Day, I’m slicing oranges and scooping grape jelly twice daily setting out my love’s favorite delicacies. So there I stood.  And I stood.  Still as I could.  Until my back ached


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Thursday Thought
12th of May

Thursday Thought


The Lord is MY shepherd . . . Psalm 23:1   Sometimes the fog rolls in on this farm covering pasture like cotton plucked and pulled thin.  Sometimes anxiety rolls in over me too, shrouding me.  Sometimes I just shake for lack of vision, for need of compassion, for someone to reach out and touch my head and tell me I’m not alone. In the fog and the fear, I hold one verse like a


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