Hope for Heartache

It is a glorious September evening as the sun sets in a cascade of color; orange and red blend their palate in great brush strokes on the horizon just above an ocean of rolling green prairie. I don’t know whether...
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Defined by What We Do?

This morning I sit and gaze out upon a brilliant sunrise and stare in wonder at the beauty of early spring. Irises and tulips are beginning to stretch towards the sun and tiny green buds have begun to clothe the...
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Silence

Silence…it can be deafening to the heart. I clicked out another text and sent it, but I didn’t expect a reply. My smart phone announced its delivery but it was never read. I hadn’t heard from my son, Jerrod, for...
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When the Rains Lull

Days have passed, weeks have passed, and now months have passed since I last penned a post. I’d like to say I’ve been on a book tour or on an extended vacation  or on a sabbatical or perhaps diligently working...
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Renewing Grace

I take another sip of coffee and try to focus on the highway stretched out in front of me as I battle the physical weariness that threatens to overwhelm me. It is Saturday morning and like many Saturday mornings I...
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Do We Labor in Vain?

I pull out my computer and think to myself, “This is the week before Easter, holy week as some would call it, and I really need to post something.” But as I sit perched on the edge of the chair...
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Seeking Silence and Solitude

And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.  {Mark 1:35} The bright March sunlight looked inviting as it reflected off patches of crusted snow, but...
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Hope for a Happy Ending

Someone recently told me, “One of the things I loved the most about your book was stepping into your story and coming to the end with a feeling of peace and happiness despite the unhappy ending. It gave me encouragement...
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Snow Covered Conflicts

Yesterday we awoke to a cold, dark house while outside in the dim, grey light of pre-dawn we could see the shadowy shapes of snow drifts.  The electricity had gone off during the night and the ghostly white silhouettes of...
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A Christmas Card for You

I pick up the mail as I drive up in front of our house. Home at last! It has been a long day and I sit there in the drive for just a moment to sort through the varied assortment...
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