Jigsaw puzzles. The pieces all mismatched. Lost. Looking for their place. Needing a hand to put them where they belong. Not unlike us, needing the Creator to show us where we fit in this life.

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Preparing for Nanowrimo 2016


That time is upon me. NaNoWriMo. (National Novel Writing Month.) Oh, thy blessed month of November! It’s time to decide if I’m in or out. If I’m gut-checking and making-ready-the-brain for a 30-day blitz into words, or if I’m going to be leisurely on the chores/cooking, day-in/day-out, wife-speed of life. Because—let’s not mince words— Nanowrimo is […]

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Nighttime Scenery Photos

I’ve begun taking nighttime photos around my church after Equip classes let out. It’s perfectly peaceful at that hour, with light fall breezes and crickets cheep-cheeping. People stand by their cars talking. No one is in a hurry to leave. I find safety in the nearby crowds, so I linger, too, and wander instead of […]

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Halloween Thoughts


This year, my church threw me for a loop. Made me stop and think. Instead of having a Fall Festival, they asked us, the church body, to get out and interact with neighbors on Halloween. Their encouragement is that Jesus loves everyone and calls us to follow His example in extending love. Too often, our […]

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