Permalink 01:01:00 am, by Mary Email , 1224 words
Categories: Everyday Life, Owen, House, Ivan, Aron, Arden Court, Parenting, Writing, Friends, True To Life Stories, America

Followed by Mercy

A few years back I had a strange morning. A morning in which the backhand of criticism and the forehand of encouragement both took their shots. In a matter of minutes I was presented with two scenarios, I am either a poor example of protection and security over my children, or a rich one.

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Permalink 05:06:00 am, by Mary Email , 737 words
Categories: Everyday Life, Family, Writing, Friends

What Am I Exalting?

The wicked strut about on every side
When vileness is exalted among the sons of men. Psalm 12:8 NASB

When I read that verse Thursday morning, the first thought I had was of conflicts we are hearing about around the world. I don't care what your opinion is on the conflict; wickedness struts about ON EVERY SIDE.

It's just ugly.

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Permalink 04:45:00 am, by Mary Email , 891 words
Categories: Everyday Life, Writing

Good Seed for Long Furrows

The long line of pain runs down from my lower back, through my left hip and radiates through my leg: here, there, tight, loose, numb, excruciating and stiff. It's been a long couple of weeks. Sleepless nights, comfortless rest, painful living-it-out regardless. I can't stop, and I wouldn't want to. I can't find a way to sit that doesn't hurt. I can't stay on my feet 24 hours a day either.

It's improving. Chiropractor, PA at the "Care Spot" and some ibuprofen to ease the tightness in my back have all helped. Prayer from friends helps too, but I admit...

I don't think God is interested in making life pain free.

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Permalink 01:00:00 am, by Mary Email , 899 words
Categories: Everyday Life, Owen, Ivan, Aron, Marriage, Family, Parenting, Writing, Friends

My Everything

I see so many quotes, articles, messages, letters, all sorts of beautiful words to say how important someone is to someone else.

I understand it's important to communicate these things. I understand how heartfelt and sincere everyone is.

I can't join in though. I just can't.

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Permalink 09:10:00 am, by Mary Email , 565 words
Categories: Everyday Life, Writing, America

Circular Breathing

I remember someone saying to me that there are some musicians and singers who have trained themselves in circular breathing. Inhaling while they are still pushing out notes. It's not easy, and it's not natural.

I was never able to do it. I really didn't know how.

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