Tag Archives: adversity

When the Waters Go Back to the River

When the spectacle of the flood gives way to the hard work of cleaning up, it is good to remember that our God can bring both beauty and blessing even from the muck. Continue reading

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The Rescue Tomato

Sometimes it seems that it takes an awful lot of work to produce a small thing but whenever we sow good seed, great things can happen. Continue reading

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Blackberry Winter

Sometimes, just when things look really promising, some sort of adversity shows up. Keep going! Blackberry Winter doesn’t last forever… Continue reading

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Lush Lives

We ought to be
at least a bit higher than the grass
and know that it was not deserve
that placed us above the deep wells
of God’s good grace. Continue reading

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Extenuating Circumstances

Imagine a twenty-ton dandelion, sixty-to-seventy feet tall and with branches extending thirty feet in every direction. That’s what the cottonwood tree is like during its month-long spawn.
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Confession

The feeling I got then was probably akin to what folks with significant stock holdings have felt like the last few days, especially the ones whose stock value dropped by eighty percent in two minutes.
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Travel Troubles

He’d planned to spend the evening with friends, not in desperate search for a tow truck and a mechanic who might somehow consider spending his weekend rebuilding a transmission. Continue reading

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