Monthly Archives: July 2010

Tall Grass

While Grandpa shoveled out a trench for the foundation block, Susan sang and painted in the shade of a pine tree. Daniel went to sleep, soothed by the sounds and motions of his mother’s nearness.
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Getting There

There is something about a happy baby that draws attention and touches people. Continue reading

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Come On In

Our friend, Jesus, is no less eager to receive us as his guests. No matter how late it is. Continue reading

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Here It Comes

It may be that today’s heat index will indeed reach the projected one-hundred-and-twelve degree mark. Continue reading

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Rest from the Storm

Sometimes the Lord brings us refreshing in the midst of our labors and sometimes we have to work on in the drenching sweat and sapping heat. Continue reading

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Long Day

By the time we’d worked fifteen minutes, I was drenched with sweat. Even with the sun down, the heat index was in the mid-nineties. Continue reading

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Finishing Work

when the nature of Jesus has become our own nature, others will have greater difficulty finding the seams between what we are and what we believe. Continue reading

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Truth and Beauty

Apparently, Randa and I are now feeding approximately half of the hummingbird population in northwest Missouri. Continue reading

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Promise in the Clouds

There are wonders beyond our explanation that though inexplicable can yet be definitely experienced or otherwise witnessed. Continue reading

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Beyond the Struggle

I sometimes struggle to release myself from my own plans and believe that he has included me in his. Beyond that struggle lies the place where peace passes understanding and where I can live the abundant life.

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