Category: Lessons

“No, I don’t want to. No, you can’t make me. No, go away. No. No. No.” Sound familiar? Sound like a two year old? Better yet, sound like a teenager? This was the response I received from my teenage son …

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I don’t enjoy exercise. I do it because it is good for me, although I never regret it once it’s over. We subscribe to a streaming service so we don’t have to leave the house to sweat and create sore …

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I had seen a window of opportunity to get away for a couple days to feed my soul. I presented the options to hubby. After doing some searching for options, he was concerned about cost with the many other summer …

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We were hiking up this long inclined trail to get to this beautiful overlook. It started to feel like we were on the wrong path. It was taking a long time to get there. We could see the top. We …

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Minnesota has recently experienced a deep freeze. We are used to cold and snow in the winter, but we have achieved new extremes. As I write this it is -25 degrees, and when you factor in the windchill it feels …

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I like to be right. I will argue my point. I will stand my ground. In my house, all of us like to be right, and take great pleasure in proving someone else wrong. The family banter is fun, but …

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It’s supposed to be spring in Minnesota, but nine inches of new snow has given me reason to doubt. I believe, if we are honest with ourselves, we all have times of doubt. We all have questions. I grew up …

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We all want justice. We want the person who wronged us to face consequences. We expect the law to protect us. When justice fails us, we are left wondering where is God. Recently, two different families I know and love …

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                  Merry Christmas. I pray this day is one of celebration and remembrance of the incredible gift of Christ. In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be …

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    Tree is decorated. Cards are in the mail. Presents are purchased, wrapped and under the tree. I am prepared for Christmas to happen. The hustle and bustle hasn’t caught me off guard. I wonder if Mary felt the …

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