Watch Out for those Thorns!

In the paths of the wicked lie thorns and snares but he who guards his soul stays far from them. Proverbs 22:5

It occurred to me recently that I am becoming more aware of the “little things of nature” as I take Paisley for her daily walks. I find myself noticing new things on the same road I’ve been walking down for the past 18 months since our dog joined our family.

The other day I noticed beautiful white blossoms on red-colored vines that seemed to sprout up from the

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A Kind of Familiarity

O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. Psalm 139:1

Have you ever given much thought about how you can recognize a person just by the sound of their voice? It may be a client you talk to frequently on the phone…someone you don’t know intimately, yet, just the word hello brings to mind the person on the other end of the line.

Or how about recognizing a person by their posture? My neighbor is seen frequently walking down the road—she has a very distinctive

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My Father's Strength

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

As a child, I viewed my dad as a very strong man. I remember sitting by my dad watching him flex his muscles. The sails of the ship tattooed on his arm seemed to ripple as he flexed. And I have memories of being lifted onto my dad’s shoulders for a ride when I was tired or holding on to one of his arms to be lifted off the ground as I laughed and begged, “do

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Have Patience

A patient man has great understanding. Proverbs 14:29

I’ve always heard that patience is a virtue. After having children of my own I believe it! When my boys were older, I only had to say, “Do I need to sing the Have Patience song?” and they’d quickly shake their head, hold up their hands and back away. Not only do I strive to be patient with my children, I desire for them to learn this virtue as well. Unfortunately, I’m not always the best example to them!

My mom

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