Category Archives: Personal Ponderings

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Is it ok to be Happy?

“Well of course it is!” you might be saying incredulously. “What kind of a question is that?” It’s an honest one. I know that there are reams of Bible verses about joy and rejoicing; some of them are even commands. … Continue reading

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Reflection

I was chatting with a friend last night about the necessity of putting away the phone for a spell. She and I had both done so in some form this past week and we remarked on what a relief it … Continue reading

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That First Step of Obedience

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. This familiar passage from Proverbs 3 begs to be unpacked and set … Continue reading

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Just Himself

One of the first things I heard the midwife say as she lifted up our newest boy was , “hey Cheeks!” And that hasn’t really changed about our little midget man. He is plump from head to toe and struts … Continue reading

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The Assault on Motherhood (Part 3)

“How were you changed by the process of growing a human being inside of you for 9 to 10 months?” “What was it like to meet that brand new soul for the very first time and to know that person … Continue reading

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The Assault on Motherhood (Part 2)

My first taste of the grueling demands of motherhood came with a puppy. This wasn’t your typical adopt-a-puppy situation. I helped deliver this one at the vet clinic where I worked and since she was an orphan, I took her … Continue reading

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The Assault on Motherhood (Part 1)

Ever since I could toddle and talk, I wanted to be a mommy. I wanted to hold babies even if they were nearly as big as me. I was infatuated with feeding them and changing them and wrapping them up … Continue reading

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My Blogging Schedule

Hi Everyone! I want to thank all of you for subscribing to my blog and faithfully following along. I have made some changes to my blog which include 3 new pages: my Thirty-One shop page, my Thriftshop page, and one … Continue reading

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Lessons From Wildflowers

I have some raggedy wildflower plants in my yard. They are raggedy by no fault of their own, really. I’ve moved them from pots to the ground; they’ve been buffeted by storms, chilled by sudden temperature drops and then shocked … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Sourdough

I was kneading bread dough the other day and a sentence from the recipe kept repeating in my head: “keep kneading, it’s good for you.” Kneading involves pounding, turning over, folding, squeezing, pounding, turning it over again. More flour is … Continue reading

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