Category Archives: Nancy J. Farrier

Being Compassionate by Nancy J. Farrier

When I became a Christian, I was not a nice person. My life did a complete turanaround. Almost everything I previously believed, every behavior I’d become accustomed to, changed. One of the biggest transformations occurred after I had a dream … Continue reading

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A Story to Share by Nancy J. Farrier

My upcoming release, Matching Points, has been delayed for months, first because editing took longer than expected, and then because Covid changed the landscape of our lives. I’m very excited that Matching Points is slated September 9th and can be pre-ordered … Continue reading

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Planted by the Waters by Nancy J. Farrier

At sixteen, I knew everything. The typical teenager who didn’t need to rely on her parent’s thinking or their values. The saddest part was my rejection of their Christian values. If someone asked what I believed in, I would tell … Continue reading

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A Painful Lesson by Nancy J. Farrier

I grew up on a small farm in the Midwest. I loved that farm and the woods. I loved summers and running though the fields, exploring the creek. Our land was a constant source of new games to invent and … Continue reading

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Do You Love? by Nancy J. Farrier

Years ago, a pastor’s wife shared a story at Bible study about a woman who went to a pastor for marital counseling. The following conversation is similar to what she told. Woman: “I don’t love my husband anymore.” Pastor: “But, … Continue reading

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Satisfied With What? by Nancy J. Farrier

Satisfied: Pleased or content with what has been experienced or received.(Merriam-Webster dictionary) How many of us are satisfied with life right now? Satisfied with the way the world is today? Satisfied with the events of 2020? Do I hear hysterical … Continue reading

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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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