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Hope & Suffering

You would think Hope doesn’t have much to do with “fruit” (my One Word), and the verse I’m choosing this month–somewhere titled “Work and Endurance How-to”–doesn’t have much to do with Hope. Which is why you need to “stay tuned”. … Continue reading

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fruit, fruit, fruit

What I memorized last month was “But I say, if you walk by the Spirit, you will not gratify the desires of the flesh… [skip a bunch of verses].. If we live by the Spirit, we should also keep in … Continue reading

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Letter Time!

It’s really quite amazing how quickly the Christmas Letter gets done these days. We remember when you had to start thinking about it weeks ahead of time! At the very beginning, we even had to leave time for taking it … Continue reading

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Less of this, more of that

This is late for February’s One Word post… It seems I’ve latched on to the number ‘3’, for choosing the best “one words” of the week (and posted to Facebook), and for choosing the best of the month. Not sure … Continue reading

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Finished, finally! Thank you for your patience!

(Title note is for those who are subscribed to receiving this blog by email.) My, it feels good to make a post and not have to change the date to one in the past! Not that there were really that … Continue reading

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technical difficulties

A quick note, since I just noticed that I actually have some followers! :) We had a little “break” the other day, of a server where this website is, and hence discovered that the backups had stopped working a couple … Continue reading

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Mrs. Eberts

I’ve been going through some old photos… One picture, a thousand lovely memories! She had such a wonderful Old Country Home, with the big front porch, and an enclosed one on the side, where we would have an evening snack … Continue reading

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HOW many times??

You know the expression “blow away the chaff”, referring to being able to take something of value from what people say, and just “blow away” anything that isn’t (in a nice way, hopefully!) Well, I’ve had to do that with … Continue reading

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You don’t really have to sit down for this.

A few items of SHOCKING news this morning, totally unrelated to each other: I’m going to unpack my FINAL BOX today. Yes, I’m talking about all the boxes from our move last July. This one has plant hangers and such … Continue reading

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True life has the best stories

You’ll roll your eyes and think “not again”, but I’ve finally found what I want for morning devotions. For awhile now, I’ve just been reading the New Testament without any commentary, or any specific plan; because I like to go … Continue reading

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