The Mercy Rule

I played softball as a girl and I can still remember the sting of a crushing defeat. The kind of loss where one error turns into three and then they start multiplying exponentially until every girl on the team hangs her head in shame. That feeling just gets worse with every punishing run the opposing […]

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Bowling with Bumpers

I’m always fascinated when I catch unexpected glimpses of my two boys’ different personalities shining through. We took them bowling on a rainy Friday during Spring Break and when my husband asked if they wanted to use the bumpers they simultaneously chimed in with opposing answers. My 9 year old somberly said, “Oh, yes.” But […]

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Universal and Personal

Tuesday night, I had the privilege of leading a craft at a meeting for the spouses of Chaplains from all over FT Hood! What a lovely bunch of ladies! I developed this Easter Activity, Quest for the Cross, in collaboration with one of the wives based on something she had seen done for Christmas. I […]

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Clean House

Last week at a women’s meeting at church, one of the ladies was telling “You might be Lutheran if…” jokes to break the ice before a presentation she gave. One of them struck a chord with all the women in the room and several said they needed signs with the punch line to hang on the […]

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Come Down From Your Higher Ground

Do you have a high ground? A place you feel safe and secure? Where everything seems just fine? Where you think you can see the enemy approaching? Most of us do. God has been tugging at me in a couple of ways lately. Urging me to step down from that place and meet His people […]

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Are You Parched?

My window-sill garden herbs are in a sad state.  The blame for their neglect is mine alone. They reside right above my kitchen sink, so conveniently located just 8 inches above an endless water supply with not one or two, but three gloriously convenient methods of delivery. I failed to give my tangy Italian seasoning the one thing it […]

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