Category Archives: Nancy J. Farrier

Continuing On by Nancy J. Farrier

Do you ever just want to run and hide? Do you have trouble focusing on the task at hand? 2020 seems like the year for hiding and running, except we have to do so at home. It’s hard to stay … Continue reading

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What’s Your Favorite Book? by Nancy J. Farrier

What do you say when someone asks what your favorite book is? Do you have an immediate list of books you can’t part with, or does your mind go blank and you mentally say, “Books? What are books?” I have … Continue reading

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Surrendering Self by Nancy J. Farrier

I live in a small rural area. Most traffic goes right by us on the highway, but we also have a low road for the sparse local traffic. In the early mornings a few residents of the area, including my … Continue reading

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Who Would Know by Nancy J. Farrier

When I lived in California, I loved going for morning bike rides. There were certain routes I liked to ride and my usual distance was between twenty to twenty-five miles. This was time spent thinking about my story, or pondering … Continue reading

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A Worthy Sacrifice by Nancy J. Farrier

I grew up on a farm in the Midwest. One of my favorite days revolved around butchering time. Aunts, uncles, and cousins would descend on our farm. The kids played while the men took care of the killing and preparing … Continue reading

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Sharing the Spoil

I am often distressed by the attitudes I see in Christians. Attitudes that say if you aren’t involved in a certain ministry or at a certain level, you aren’t truly committed to Christ. Attitudes that consider some jobs better in … Continue reading

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Being Happy with Manna by Nancy J. Farrier

I have to confess. I’ve been struggling with envy. Huge amounts of envy. Not all the time, but every time I see certain posts on social media, or I see someone having something I can’t have but want. Let me … Continue reading

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Starting the Day by Nancy J. Farrier

My husband and I are so different. He gets up before the sun, has his coffee, something to eat, and is ready to go. I do not get up before the sun unless there is an earth-shattering reason for me … Continue reading

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Walking Hand in Hand by Nancy J. Farrier

When my children were young, we attended a church within walking distance. We walked to church at least three times a week in daylight or in the dark. No matter the weather, we walked, because it seemed so silly to … Continue reading

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Fear Not by Nancy J. Farrier

If you are like me you are so tired of talk about the virus and pandemic. I want this to be over and done with, but that won’t happen for a while. Instead, I have the opportunity to learn patience, … Continue reading

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Let's C.H.A.T. by Nancy J. Farrier

Have you ever heard a juicy piece of gossip? One that didn’t sound like gossip, but like the truth? Then you jumped to conclusions about this truth and the person(s) involved. You were ready to march up to the person(s) … Continue reading

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Protecting Against Plague by Nancy J. Farrier

With all the hullabaloo about the corona virus, I imagine some of you thought my heading referred to that disease. It doesn’t. I’m talking about something I’ve pondered for almost a year and can’t seem to let the thought settle. … Continue reading

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In a Moment by Nancy J. Farrier

How long is a moment? You often hear, “Give me a moment,” or “Just a moment,” from people but how long is that moment of time? In medieval times, and hour was 40 moments long, so each moment was about … Continue reading

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Lessons From a Writer’s Retreat by Nancy J. Farrier

This past week I attended my first ever writer’s retreat. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but had an idea of what I hoped for. I wanted time to write, to get a decent start on a new book idea … Continue reading

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Who Am I? by Nancy J. Farrier

“But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” So He [God] said, “I will certainly be with you…” Exodus 3:11-12 How many of … Continue reading

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