Reflections On The Journey 

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Reflections From Faye

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Encouragement

Posted on July 13, 2020 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Did you know that I now have been writing these blogs for four years? It doesn’t seem like that long! But it’s true - my first blog was published on July 11, 2016. Looking back, I remember it was kind of scary, taking that leap into the world of blogging, and knowing that I likely would not reach a huge readership following. But that did not matter to me then, nor does it matter ...

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Take Your Time

Posted on July 6, 2020 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

We’ve likely all done it – rushed to finish a project and found that something wasn’t right. It’s happened to me more than once – okay, a lot. When I realize I have made a mistake, I have two choices – live with a poor product, or spend extra time redoing it to make it right. If the error was small, I might be able to let it go. But a big error? No, I...

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Water

Posted on June 29, 2020 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

God created an amazing thing when He conceived of water. It was an essential part of the creation story – Gen. 1:2 says “The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.”

 

Water is essential for life. Crops need an adequate amount of rain to produce their bounty, past...

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Criticism

Posted on June 22, 2020 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

I am currently reading “The Next Right Thing” by Emily P. Freeman in an on-line book club. I am about three-fourths of the way though the book, and I definitely recommend it for anyone who might be looking for help in making a decision in life.

 

Chapter Eighteen definitely struck me – the chapter title is “Don’t Give Your Critic Words.” The pr...

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Walks

Posted on June 15, 2020 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

With the weather getting nicer here in Minnesota, I am spending much more time outdoors. If I am up early I might take a cup of coffee out onto the patio (or into the sunroom if it is raining) and listen to the birds singing their wake-up melodies while I say my morning prayers, peruse the news or work on the daily crossword puzzle.

 

Then later, after my daily tasks are completed, ...

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Birds

Posted on June 8, 2020 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

As I write this meditation the birds are singing like crazy in the trees by my house. Perhaps they know I am writing about them? I’m trying to learn the different bird calls, and I even downloaded an app for my phone which is supposed to recognize the calls. But I keep forgetting to turn it on…

 

I do know the whistle-like song of the cardinal, though. There are severa...

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Caring

Posted on June 1, 2020 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

It has greatly disturbed me that there has been so much violence in Minneapolis and the surrounding area in the past week. In response to a wrongful death, some people became outraged and began to protest. Much of the protesting has been peaceful, but the tide turned and others began to loot and set fires to businesses in the area. Now not only one life is affected but many, including business owne...

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Belief

Posted on May 25, 2020 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (1)

Every one of us has beliefs. I have beliefs about myself - for example, I believe that I have learned a strong sense of the difference between right and wrong, and that I am a strong and capable woman. In addition, I hold beliefs about others. One of my beliefs is that my husband loves me and will take care of me if I become ill. And I believe in the patterns of nature. I know that spring will alwa...

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Remain

Posted on May 18, 2020 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)


 

Many of my Scripture readings from this past week include the word “remain.”

For example: 1 John 4:13,15 says “The way we know we remain in him and he in us is that he has given us of his Spirit….When anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in him and he in God.”

 

This word hit home for me this week as we are still under Gove...

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Plan Your Goals

Posted on May 11, 2020 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Do you have any particular goals right now in your life? My world has completely changed recently, and goals that I had set a few months ago have fallen by the wayside. So many requests have come in to sew facemasks that I have let my photo project slide and I have slacked off on my writing. I used to have at least one or two blog posts written ahead of time, and now I’m finding...

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