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Consider the lilies…

25“And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span? 26“If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters? 27“Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 28“But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? Continue reading

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New Year’s Clear-out

When my mother’s failing health made it impossible for her to continue to live independently, we moved in together. My mother’s care gradually fell more and more onto my shoulders and, as her health declined, she became increasingly frustrated and … Continue reading

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Seeking both lessons and blessings amidst the pain

A few years ago I was asked to speak at a women’s meeting and to bring, “Just seven to ten minutes on the topic of forgiveness.” Easy, right? There are possibly hundreds of books written on that topic and I … Continue reading

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The Burden of Blessing

I love those cute Russian matryoshka nesting dolls, don’t you? It’s such fun to keep opening each one to find the next little treasure. Sometimes I think blessings are like those little dolls. Each precious blessing contains an equally precious … Continue reading

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In EVERYTHING give thanks…really?

One morning last week when I was lugging hoses and sprinklers around to water my lawn, I was grumbling to myself about the need to repeat the task every morning here in the triple-digital heat of a Northern California summer.  … Continue reading

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