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Being a Child of God

“The Robin and the Sparrow” Said the robin to the sparrow, “I should really like to know, Why these anxious human beings Rush about and worry so.” Said the sparrow to the robin, “Friend I think that it must be, That they have no Heavenly … Continue reading

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Cookie Crumbs and Cat Hair

As I step into this new season, I wake up to quiet. I no longer hear the rhythmic thud of my husband’s quad cane as he struggles to cross the kitchen floor. I no longer hear the ding of a … Continue reading

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What Movie is Jesus Watching?

  A note from a missionary friend has stirred my heart.  This is a true story of a return flight from the US to the field where my friend serves. “A woman from the country to which I was returning … Continue reading

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Running to Jesus

I’ve met a friend that is so “radiant” with the Presence of God that I’ve asked her to take me with her into a deeper relationship with Him. Her answer was, “I don’t know very much. All I know is … Continue reading

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Too Much to Do?

In one of our church wide devotions this week http://www.elmbrook.org/called we are reminded, “Noah did everything just as God commanded him.” As I reflect on the size of the boat and the number of animals he needed to provide for, … Continue reading

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Lay Your Head on Jesus’ Lap

For many years I have looked forward to my friend’s mother coming to visit from India. It has been her rhythm to visit her family here in the States for a few months each summer. This mother has led a … Continue reading

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Do I Rest or Risk?

I am wanting my body to be strong. I want the physical ability to do the things my heart longs to do. I don’t want to hurt myself every time I lift something. I don’t want to fall and break … Continue reading

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We Need to Live More at Home

“We need to live more at home” is a phrase-borrowed from Amy Carmichael’s devotional book, Edges of His Ways, dated November 9. She talks about God being our home and begins a poem with “Home of our hearts…” I wonder … Continue reading

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Deciding Where to Rest

For some reason there was about a square foot of sunshine on our living room carpet today. The rest of the floor was shaded.  When I walked into the room, my cat had found the one sunny spot and was … Continue reading

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What to Say When There’s Nothing to Say

I received an email from a friend who is experiencing life altering medical symptoms and getting no clarity from a team of medical experts. This is part of my response: First of all, thank you for trusting me with your … Continue reading

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