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The Beauty of a Moment

The Beauty of a Moment “Okay, Jacob, now you are going to step on the shovel, like this.” I demonstrated by placing my foot on the heel of the shovel and shifting my weight to push the shovel farther into the dirt. I attempted to make every movement dramatic and obvious, for Jacob is a…
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Herbs, Herbs, and More Herbs.

Herbs, Herbs, and more Herbs While our mountains are covered in deep snow and we continue to have frosty nights, I see our stone fruit trees light up in white and pink blossoms as I drive to work. This is my favorite season. Our hills are green and our first wild flowers, white and yellow…
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A Woman of Sorrow

-A Woman Of Sorrow-  I am no stranger to sorrow. Wherever I go, it seems like darkness tries to follow. Anger, worry, bitterness, sadness, scar tissue—they cling to me like a parasite, sucking every ounce of life I have within me. It almost seems as if I left the womb with a gloomy cloud tangled…
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The Beauty in Letting Go

The beauty in letting go.        “I just have this feeling that you’re going to find people that you like being around more than me, and we won’t be as close.” I expressed to her in a careless tone. I acted as if I was unaffected by our conversation, but I was actually crawling in…
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Teach Me

Teach Me The warmth of the sun blanketed our backs as we walked through Old Towne back to the main office. Laughter filled the air and was swept away with the cool breeze. We were very thankful for the cool breeze, because we had just finished 2 tiring hours riding horses! I had 3 select…
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Aubrey and the Story of Judas

Aubrey and the story of judas.        I consistently pray for my kids as I prepare for each session. I pray Ephesians 1:17-19 for them and that God would open their eyes and hearts during our time together, especially during our discipleship time. Today, I had my high energized 7-year-old who loves to talk up…
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True Confidence In Christ

True Confidence in Christ        The horse just stood there. Half asleep. Stephanie limply shook the halter grasped in her hand. Her small effort was in vain, for there was no response from the horse, again.        I headed back into the round pen to re-explain the concept of "round-penning". I kindly asked for the…
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The Secret Sign of Bitterness

The secret sign of bitterness I get annoyed at most things that breath. It's a part of my personality, and I absolutely hate it. Overly "chipper" people drive me crazy. Teenage girls wearing Calvin Klein or Pink annoy me. When people make puns or over used jokes, I sit there with a grim look on…
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A Gardener’s Trick

A Gardener's Trick Hello Friends,Did you know there are two different types of plants that will produce seeds?One type of plant produces their seeds on the outside where they are exposed, like strawberries. We call these gymnosperms. The other type of plant produces their seeds on the inside and protects them within their fruits, like…
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September Blog

September Blog “It’s knowin’ that your door is always open, and your path is free to walk…”             Something new has been added! I now have a photo tag attached to my blog. A word of explanation is in order. The hat hanging on my door has something to do with me, and it will…
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