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Seeking Truth

I like to have a purpose or a goal-something that gives me a reason to get out of bed in the morning-and the start of a new year seems like a good time to examine my purposes and... — Updated 1/22/2024

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Where Does My Help Come From?

I like writing about butterflies and the wonders of water and light, but to do so right now in the midst of wars and misery seems more like someone avoiding reality and escaping to... — Updated 12/1/2023


Pumpkin Spice

August is not yet over while I write this, but the light outside is changing. A few leaves are preparing for their fall showing by displaying a few reds and oranges here and there.... — Updated 9/15/2023

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Living Words

Words fascinate me. I like word paintings where wildflowers carpet a meadow and chipmunks chatter above the breeze whispering through the nearby pines. What sights and sounds would... — Updated 7/14/2023

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Unknown Plans

What are your plans today? We had an ice storm early this morning so I cancelled my previous plans, put on some warm, comfy clothes, made some orange-cranberry scones and a cup of... — Updated 5/18/2023

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Peace in the Storm

How are you today? I'm munching on chocolate. An ice storm roared through earlier today. My husband, Wes, wondered what the noise was, and I explained that a snow plow must be worki... — Updated 3/20/2023

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Quiet Comfort

How are you with silence? I wouldn’t want continuous silence, but I enjoy special moments of stillness. I especially like quiet. My dad once told me that it was because I grew up... — Updated 1/27/2023

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Changing Seasons

Summer is leaving and autumn is arriving. Some call it Fall. I sometimes wonder if that is because it is related to the Fall of Man from the Garden of Eden. We are falling away... — Updated 9/30/2022

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From Darkness to Light

As darkness retreats at sunrise, there is no place quite like the mountains to enjoy the first rays of morning light. Shimmering rays dance across the lake, inviting wildlife to... — Updated 8/5/2022

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New Life in an Old Heart

My life changed that day. I had prepared a visual feast for my Sunday school class. I loaded books on mountains and waterfalls, colorful birds and fish, animals from every... — Updated 6/23/2022

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Life Times

Have you ever sensed life passing so fast that you couldn't keep up with it? Every ten days we have to do laundry, and I constantly say, "I just did laundry yesterday!" Christmas... — Updated 6/23/2022

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I watched the jet streaming across the sky and wondered at how many people were inside; I wondered where they were going and if they were nervous about speeding along at such... — Updated 3/28/2022

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The Giver and His Gift

Imagine how you would feel if you and your loved one had a harsh disagreement; painful words flew back and forth until you separated into different parts of the house or maybe even... — Updated 11/22/2021

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I felt a little weary and discouraged this morning. We just returned from a road trip where I discovered that travelling is harder on my joints than it used to be. We visited my... — Updated 10/4/2021

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Choosing Love

This has been a difficult article to write, not because of my personal circumstances, but because I have a hard time writing a joyful article when the residential school story is... — Updated 9/2/2021

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The Wonder of You

Dear Friends, I have been writing for Indian Life for around 16 years, so I often feel like I am writing to friends, even though I have not met many of you. For the March/April... — Updated 6/7/2021

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Creative Artistry

After the political animosity, the protests, riots, killings, fires, floods, and COVID19, I need a break. Even though I did not lose my home or a loved one in the past few months, I... — Updated 2/2/2021

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Loving Laminin

To avoid my ho-hum attitude associated with taking earth and its marvels for granted, I try pretending. What if I lived in a distant galaxy and came to visit earth for the first... — Updated 12/8/2020

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The Life in Spice

In my last article, I began a new series about God's miracles that are all around us. I still think about that thin atmospheric line protecting us from the cold blackness of outer s... — Updated 10/14/2020 Full story

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God's Life Line

My favorite mystery ended, and the screensaver satellite image of earth began. I felt too awake to go to bed so I sat, fascinated with watching the picture. I focused on the ribbon... — Updated 8/6/2020

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The Creator's Victory

I want to conclude my series based on my book, Walking with the Creator, with thoughts from the final lesson, The Creator's Victory. The beguiling serpent offered Eve some... — Updated 6/15/2020

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The Christmas Star

I grew up in Wyoming so I treasured my panoramic view of the stars as seen through the dry mountain air. But, apparently, I had always viewed them with some sort of anchor in the... — Updated 4/8/2020

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A 20-20 Focus

I cannot believe it is a fourth of the way through 2020! To me, reaching 2020 is like hitting one of those life-changing numbers like 20, 40 or 70. Each one carries a different... — Updated 4/7/2020

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Created in His Image

God had a wonderful plan when He created humanity. "God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them" (Genesis 1:27). God gave... — Updated 11/4/2019


The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech... — Updated 8/20/2019


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