Gems From My Clutter

Because I’m a writer, I like words. I save words, relish words, try to find the best words, and did I say–save words? LIttle and big scraps of paper cluttered my entire desktop, filled drawers, and covered a good section … Continued

I Need Jesus Christ

This is one of the praise songs our congregation sang a few Sundays ago: It never fails to touch my heart. I can’t imagine life without knowing Jesus Christ.  

Through the Valley

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     In a Christian’s spiritual walk, it is not unusual to go through a dark valley now and then. In fact, we need to as part of our growth. Whether this valley is grief, discouragement, illness, or some tragedy, … Continued

I Only Know…

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What is the single most important thing you want to know? Life is full of questions…especially concerning what God is doing in our lives. Perhaps we’ve gone through a lot of tough things like heartache, illness, tragedies. People don’t treat … Continued

Preview of Spring

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Preview of Spring . Thank you, dear Lord, for the preview of spring. Early this morning, I heard a bird sing. Breezes feel gentle, not blustery cold. Sunshine and blue skies are precious like gold. Now the prediction of snow … Continued

Praise From a Grateful Heart

Now I Will Soar Father, Heavenly Father! I lift my heart to you in praise this glorious day. Father, I call you my Father, for you’ve adopted me into your holy family. Now I will soar on the wings of … Continued

If I were…would you pick me up?

The trees are already starting to change to their beautiful fall colors here in NW Iowa. I love to look at them and feel the gentle breeze that makes them seem to be dancing. When I go for walks in … Continued

Learning to Trust #3

After being rescued by God’s mercy from the captivity of sin (justification), most Christians learn gradually to trust God better as they grow in Christ (Sanctification). The personal experience I told of in my June 18th blog, which helped me learn to trust … Continued

Living In the Sunshine

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When many days in a row have been cloudy and dreary and cold, a day of bright sunshine can sure lift a person’s spirits. Likewise, when a person has gone through a lot of depression, a day of inner sunshine … Continued

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