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On Faith and Tumbling

It took a lot of faith to get in that car twenty-nine years ago, and drive seven hours to a town I’d never been to, with a boy I hadn’t known a year. It took all the faith I had to stand and face him, and take his hands, and promise before[...] read more

One Year Bible: Jan 4

To read today’s portion of scripture, follow this link to Biblegateway.com or find the following in your Bible:

GENESIS 8:1-10:32
MATTHEW 4:12-25
PSALM 4:1-8
PROVERBS 1:20-23

“Then Noah drank of the wine and was drunk, and became uncovered in his tent.  And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside” (Genesis 9:21, 21).

This is the first mention of drunkenness in the Bible. We don’t[...] read more

Secret Pal

I got a card from my not-so-secret pal a few weeks ago. She's eleven, blonde-ish, and creeping up on me height-wise. She lives in the bedroom above mine. As far as secret-pal duties go, she favors sneaking up on me when I'm working and giving me an impressively firm shoulder rub. She likes to bring me coffee when I haven't asked for it, and drop handfuls of Skittles or sour Starburst on my desk whenever she's in possession of a bag ...

Cowboy Courtin’

I was seven that summer morning between first and second grade when I had my first taste of wooing. Danny was a quiet classmate, someone I’d smiled at once or twice and shared my reading book with on a half-dozen occasions when he couldn’t[...] read more

Mid-Air Love

I’ve been staying with friends this week while Dave in southern California. I’ll get back to my kitchen and my camera this afternoon. For now, here’s a post from several years ago.

I’ve told you before about Luke. He’s[...] read more

Step By Step

I’m off to teach a women’s retreat this weekend. Here’s a post from a few years ago …

Sometimes, when he accepts that second piece of pie or another not-needed cinnamon roll, he does so only to satisfy me. And when he gives in[...] read more

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