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Daily Reads 09.09.2019

Read: Philippians 1:10 Do you ever begin your day, your week by wondering what really matters in life? I do. Paul’s words in this verse stood out to me. His concern was that the people he wrote to understood what really matters. What really matters to you? Is it the same thing that will carry …

Daily Reads 09.08.2019

Read: Psalm 40 This psalm speaks to me of life as it is every day. We encounter trouble along the way, but God is there to walk with us. And his work in our lives brings forth praise in others. When we live out following Jesus in all of its measure, others will see and …

Daily Reads 09.07.2019

Read: Psalm 40:1-3 I have a psychologist friend. He said he never wants to work harder than a client for change. You see, sometimes we see the change that needs to happen but we don’t want to work for it. What about you? Do you like change? Do you see an end result you’d like …

Daily Reads 08.31.2019

Thirty-four years ago I said the best YES ever! It hasn’t all been sunshine and roses. The ten year mark was pretty difficult, but we continued to say yes. And here we are, twenty-four years later enjoying life as empty nesters! Of all the gaggles I belong to (yes! we all have more than one), …

Daily Reads 08.14.2019

Thought: Communication that goes unanswered leads to weariness. I have pondered this thought today. And I decided it isn’t just that communication is unanswered, it is the waiting. Waiting can be weary. My nephew and his wife just had their second child at a bit over forty weeks. They waited. Ready to see the baby, …

Eyes on the Prize

As a person who struggles with depression, I am too familiar with what it means to be weary. But that is only one kind of weariness. There is another kind of weariness common to all people, not just those, like me, who know depression. Before I go any further, I want to say that I …

Daily Reads 08.08.2019

Flying is a wonderful way to travel. Besides the fact that it shortens travel time considerably, it gives a wonderful bird’s eye perspective of the land below. Some days when the sky is gloomy and overcast, I remember flying. You see, once you get past the permacloud, the sky is blue and the sun is …

Daily Reads 08.07.2019

It was fall and I was at a five day silent retreat at a monastery in Kentucky. The first day, I took a walk on the thousands of acres owned by the monks. Leaves covered the ground and the crunch beneath my feet reminded me that cooler weather was just around the corner. During my …

Just Stand Up

Years ago I went tubing down the river. It was an Indiana river and to this native Montanan, the brownish water was a bit of a challenge. There is just no comparison between water in Indiana and water in Montana. The first time I visited a lake outside of my home state, I asked if …

Daily Reads 08.05.2019

Water is a natural feature of northwestern Montana. Rivers and lakes abound with all the aquatic activities your heart could desire. Boating, canoeing, rafting, fishing and swimming are just out the back door in the clearest, coldest water you can imagine. Water is not only a great source of activity, it is absolutely necessary for …