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2020 Treasures: What Is Meant to Last

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. […]

2020 Treasures: New Things

In this year of worldwide chaos to pandemic proportions, each member of my family has experienced a new thing. My husband started a new job. My oldest son got engaged. My middle son started working. My youngest son graduated from high school and headed off to college. Along with that […]

2020 Treasures: Engagement

Because this is the season of Thanksgiving and because the word treasure has been mine during this bizarre year in history, I want to take an opportunity to share my 2020 Treasures. The first one has to do with engagement. This summer we received a video call from our oldest […]

Rejoice: Always?

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Philippians 4:4 NASB Really, Paul? Always? If only Paul could travel to our time and understand what we’re going through right now, maybe he would get why we just don’t feel like rejoicing all the time. A pandemic, racial tensions, […]

Setbacks: Are We Being Setup?

What looks like a setback is often a setup for God’s ultimate plan to provide for his people. When watching the news, we may feel as if our current existence is one setback after another. I’ll admit I’m weary of it. But, mostly I think it might be most beneficial […]

Destinations: The End of a Journey

Last week, I traveled with my husband and two of my sons to Crane Lake, Minnesota. The closer we got to our destination, the density of the trees increased, and our connection with the outside world weakened. This location is all about social distancing. Even if COVID-19 restrictions hadn’t limited […]

Celebrations: Major Events

This is the traditional season of celebrations. Graduations and weddings fill our calendars this time of year. In my own and my extended family, there are eight birthdays starting at the beginning of May and ending in mid-June. This is the time when we prepare for vacations, reunions, and outdoor […]