Posts tagged with: praise

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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What To Do on a Bad Day

Although I was not scheduled to work, the day started out at 4:30 a.m. with 5:30 barn chores just like every other day – no time to sleep in. It had been a long and busy week with wedding clean-up...
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Tell All the World

I write….and a week passes….and then another week passes…and I think about the things I’d like to share on my blog – lessons of gratitude when skies are dreary and winter weather dampens my spirits and lessons of grace, spending,...
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Silence, Goals, and Grace

Returning to my blog tonight feels much like greeting an old friend after a long absence. When I first starting blogging I hoped to pen something twice a week. When daily demands on my time hijacked my goal I lowered my...
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Daily Distractions

Two weeks ago, work finally slowed down and I have enjoyed several days off. The first several days I was battling a bad cold and so it was nice to have most of the week off and time to rest...
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What to Do When Nothing Blooms

There it was – swaying in the cold wind that came whipping around the house – a single bloom. Today is the first of May and usually by now my iris blooms have begun to fade and make way for other spring...
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Bubbling Over

The music begins and soon my fingers are lightly tapping the steering wheel while I’m singing along with the radio and my heart is praising, rejoicing, and bubbling over with joy. The music, this jubilant song of praise, flows through...
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Making the Common Profound by Pausing – edited from the archives

Today is a federal holiday; it is a day off work, a day to focus on the numerous list of things I feel I never have time to do, and yet lunch passed and I felt as though my day was just slipping away...
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Thanksgiving Every Day

Today the last of the leftovers that were not frozen or eaten became fare for the chickens. The feast we enjoyed with family is only a memory, the day set aside by our nation as a time to remember and...
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