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Category: Lake Lessons

July 28, 2012

Thirsty Lakes, Thirsty Souls & Springs of Living Water

The Lake is thirsty. It has been thirsty for days. Dry, brown, lifeless grass lines it banks.   Spring-fed and depending on rainfall the water is so low the trash which usually blows over to the other side becomes mired in the mud  over here on the park side.     Signs of life are slowly...

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May 13, 2012

18 wheelers, VW’s & Burdens

A large 18 wheeler with a yellow cab catches my eye . . . part of the busy traffic this morning across the lake. and I think. . . . what if it was a VW pulling the load… Lord, I don’t want to be a VW trying to pull a load you did not intend...

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April 28, 2012

The ADHD Brain on Solitude

Solitude and Silence is a bit more “front and center” in my thinking these days because I am part of a group doing a book study on Invitation to Solitude and Silence by Ruth Haley Barton. Just “being” with God seems to be a challenge for anyone, but doing it through the grid of Adult...

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March 1, 2012

When I Can’t See…

written Sept. 2008 during a time when I  strugglied with fear.  This post is part of the process of learning to trust again after the loss of my brother and grieving the earlier losses of two siblings as a child.  Even now, 3 years later, I still stuggle at times with fear, but God met me through...

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January 27, 2012

A gift for me on my brother’s birthday

It’s January 6, my brother’s birthday. He would have been 55 years old today.  Of course, I have been thinking about him and being grateful that he was part of my life. I wasn’t planning to go go to the lake this afternoon. I’m just trying to pick up a few things at the store. But...

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January 23, 2012

Clouds and a thin sliver of Pastel Blue Skies

This morning I am struck by the simple beauty of gray clouds and the thin sliver of pastel blue sky lining the horizon across tke lake. What is it that makes me stop and look begin to get a lump in my throat? It’s just a cloudy morning after a snowstorm the day before. And then I...

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December 31, 2011

Thoughts for New Year’s Eve: Emptiness, Control Towers and Peace

LORD, Driving past the Lake today I notice a traffic control tower. I’ve never seen it before, but I see it now because the trees’s are “empty,” stripped of their leaves. Sort of like my life. . . When the “leaves” of my life are stripped away when I am “empty” I see you more...

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December 1, 2011

Your Light into My Dark

October 27, 2011 LORD: Sometimes your beauty overwhelms my senses.. Like this evening . . . . What is it that captures my attention . . . makes me run back to the car for my camera? I need to stop and pay attention. It’s the sun that creates the unusual beauty this evening Without...

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September 8, 2011

Coffee, A Worship Song and Being

written August 4, 2011 I think I write about silence and solitude so much, not because I am “good” at it, but because it does not come easily to me.  My random mind has trouble settling down.   I am learning more and more why it’s called a discipline! Dear God, Settling into my old purple...

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August 3, 2011

Trust and the ROCK

Linking with Diedra Riggs and The Sunday Community Psalm 18:2  You , oh Lord are my rock. my fortress, my deliverer, my God, my strength in whom I will trust. The ground surrounding the rock changes . . . muddy, soft in rain . . . firm in sunshine . . . gives away in...

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