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Top 5 Books for 2020

This past year, with quarantines and shelter in place, I had a lot more time to read. And watch tv... but one of my goals this year is to read more than I watch tv. Wish me luck! And discipline! Anyway, here are my Top 5 books for 2020:📖Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society… Continue reading Top 5 Books for 2020


Rejoice, Pray, and Give Thanks: fighting anxiety

I've learned to recognize the signs that mean it's time for me to sleep. When I was a kid, the signal was me running full steam in circles. As a grown up, the signs feel more sinister. Fear about what will happen in the future. Anxiety about what I need to get done. The accompanying… Continue reading Rejoice, Pray, and Give Thanks: fighting anxiety

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Perfect Faithfulness

Perfect faithfulness... As he has been, so he is, and so he will be. As his promises have been fulfilled, so they are being fulfilled, and will be fulfilled for eternity. As his plans have come to pass, so they are coming to pass, and will be completed.


Philippians Monday Challenge

Philippians 4 Monday morning challenge: Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends… Continue reading Philippians Monday Challenge

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Psalm 33 and the Presence of Jesus

Blessed is the fact that Christians can rejoice even in the deepest distress; although trouble may surround them, they still sing; and, like many birds, they sing best in their cages. The waves may roll over them, but their souls soon rise to the surface and see the light of God's countenance; they have a… Continue reading Psalm 33 and the Presence of Jesus


When Anxiety is Great

Whatever anxiety it is that may grip my heart, my Heavenly Father has a consolation to meet it; a beautiful majesty of his character that surpasses any worry. Loneliness is met with his presence. Animosity is met with his love. Guilt and failure are met with his forgiveness and mercy. Weakness is met with his… Continue reading When Anxiety is Great


Even though

Whatever thing my life seems to lack does not diminish the goodness of God to me. God's grace and love are not measured by wealth or food or health, what I receive or what I am not given. The joy of his Holy Spirit transcends all situations, even the deepest of joys and the greatest… Continue reading Even though


Assurance for Monday

"How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God." Psalm 139:17 Divine omniscience affords no comfort to the ungodly mind, but to the child of God it overflows with consolation. God is always thinking upon us, never turns aside his mind from us, has us always before his eyes; and this is precisely as… Continue reading Assurance for Monday

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Always Good: a song for fear

The word of the day is 'doldrums': a spell of listlessness or despondency. It came soon after a visit from it's cousin 'fear' early this morning. Laundry and sunshine and errands kept doldrums at bay as long as possible. However, evening soon set in and it was just the two of us: despondency and me.… Continue reading Always Good: a song for fear

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Saturday Song: He Giveth More Grace

"How was your week?" "It was very good. Long. I'm quite tired." There is always a hidden story behind polite conversation. And Instagram. I'm guilty of that this week. How was my Friday? Let me show you! #teacherlife #ihavethebeststudents #ajoyfulclassroomisasafeclassroom And it's true. I love my student kiddos. And they love their teacher. And I'm… Continue reading Saturday Song: He Giveth More Grace