Christianity · Spirituality · Uncategorized · Writing

Scary Things

Each day as I walk down the hall of my school to the media center, I pass a bulletin board full of inspirational quotes by famous people. One in particular that is attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt always jumps out at me: Doing a scary thing every single day is a little much, but the idea… Continue reading Scary Things

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Christianity · Spirituality · Uncategorized

Surviving the Drought

I came home to a wonderful surprise this week - sitting on the kitchen counter was a bag of real tomatoes! Not the mealy, no taste kind that the grocery stores offer, but beautiful red summer tomatoes. Our 'across the field' neighbors had grown them in a raised bed with an irrigation system and they… Continue reading Surviving the Drought

Christianity · Spiritual warfare · Spirituality · Uncategorized

Standing on sacred ground

I am a thin-skinned person. I wish I wasn't. I wish I was one of those people who throws off criticism without looking back, as easily as shrugging off a sweater. People like that are good leaders, and always seem to have lots of energy because they aren't using it up worrying about some flaw… Continue reading Standing on sacred ground

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A Quiet Christmas

Here's to a quiet Christmas Like most everyone I know, I have been on the runaway Polar Express since Thanksgiving. When I was looking at the calendar back in November, the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas seemed innocent enough. I loved filling in the squares with all the extra activities - family dinners and holiday… Continue reading A Quiet Christmas

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What do you want me to do for you?

"What do you want me to do for you?" Jesus asks this of Bartimaeus, the blind beggar, who is sitting by the side of the road, shouting "Son of David, have mercy on me!" (Mark 10: 46-52) The disciples are trying to get him to shut up, but Jesus stops in the middle of the… Continue reading What do you want me to do for you?