The Perfectionist

“You’re such a perfectionist!” She didn’t say it in a mean way, but it took me by surprise. Me? A perfectionist? Surely not. I am far from perfect, and I certainly don’t do everything perfectly. I think I mess up far more often than I get it right. Yet when…

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Dive In!

While staying on retreat a while back, our rooms had a beautiful view overlooking the bay. As we watched the activity among the geese swimming and frolicking in the water, my friend shared with me her wise observation about the geese. Noticing  the many geese diving down into the water despite the ample food…

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Seasons of Suffering

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it, that it may bear more fruit.” John 15: 1-2 Earlier this week I did some work in my flower garden. I had a…

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Good Gifts

A few weeks ago we hosted our Supper/Bible Study small group at our home. We prepared a large pot of chili, rice, salad, crusty bread and butter and apple pie for desert. It took a while to decide on a menu – something we could cook ahead of time and…

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