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God is Outside

I am so blessed to be living in such a gorgeous place. We can count on there being sunshine almost every day of the year. My dad in particular loves sitting on the porch and was outside much of the day today. A friend started reading the diary of Anne Frank and shared a couple […]

Shuv

I often go to bed with a song in my head that I think about if I wake up in the middle of the night. Tonight I had my Bible class. As we continue reading the prophets, we see that they are always calling the people to turn back to God or “shuv” in Hebrew. […]

Priests and Chaplains

My parents and I had several intentions this evening for our prayer time. Then I remembered hearing that today is Priesthood Sunday, a day to especially pray for our priests. So in our prayers we included all the priests who have made such a loving and lasting impression on our lives. We also lifted up […]

Joyful Friend

I was glad to hear from a far away friend today. We had not talked in quite a while. I knew she was struggling with some issues with her kids and I have kept them in prayer. Today she said many of those concerns have been rectified. She didn’t realize what a burden she had […]

Eyes Wide Open

My sister came down today for an eye doctor appointment. She received some startling news from her eye doctor and wanted to get another opinion. She was happy to be able to get in to see my dad’s ophthalmologist who we have been very happy with. The diagnosis was basically the same, but she had […]

Change or No Change

I talked to my sister and my son today and in both conversations we noted what a crazy year this is. Nothing is the way we imagined it would be. And it continues. If I think something will turn out a certain way, it can be assumed that it will not. But I came across […]

Wedding Bears

My nephew and his wife are in a nearby city making arrangements for his next military assignment. We had planned on meeting them and other family this evening at a park. Unfortunately, my mother is still not feeling well from her recently diagnosed diverticulitis – again. However, we were very happy that my nephew made […]

Everything Stays the Same

My mom’s friend came over today and we usually get all riled up talking about politics and the state of the world. I was reminded of the Bible class I had last studying the prophet Amos. He is known as the “social justice” prophet. He warned the people that their immoral behavior and the their […]

Inspiring Faith and Strength

I visited a good friend today whose husband has Parkinson’s. She has been really struggling recently as he falls often and has difficulty with his daily activities. She has not wanted to move him into a nursing home, but has been very aware that his care is becoming more than she can provide on her […]

On Task

I had a difficult time during my last semester of Bible class. When my dad had the stroke, I fell way behind. It was a marathon to get the reading and homework completed. But, with the encouragement of my teacher, I got it done. The new school year started last week. I was able to […]