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Taking the Dis Out of Discourage By Nancy J. Farrier

“We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair…”    II Cor. 4:8a I’ve often felt like Paul, hard-pressed on every side or perplexed due to the many areas of discouragement I’ve faced. Unlike Paul, I’ve … Continue reading

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Positively Negative by Nancy J. Farrier

Blind! I’m going to go blind. The thought swirled through my mind in a nauseating repeat. Yesterday the ophthalmologist confirmed the diagnosis that I had glaucoma. No cure. No going back. Possible blindness. I sailed through the first day after … Continue reading

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The Least of These By Nancy J. Farrier

I breathed deep, taking in the fresh desert scent as my feet crunched along the hard-packed dirt track. The rain three days ago washed everything, and the fall air brushed against me with a welcome crispness after the summer heat. … Continue reading

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Don’t Speak For Me by Nancy J. Farrier

I rarely speak out on any controversial issue, but there is one where I always feel targeted. The proponents of the issue act like they speak for me, but they don’t. This issue is on abortion, specifically when they talk … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop Learning by Nancy J. Farrier

I was a fairly young Christian with a thirst to learn more about the Bible. I attended a weekly Bible study, trying to understand and just listen, but I often had so many questions to ask. At one Bible study, … Continue reading

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A Week of Lessons by Nancy J. Farrier

Last weekend, my husband and I drove to our daughter’s house to pick up our three-year-old grandson. He came back home with us for the week. This is the first time since moving that he’s been at our house. Since … Continue reading

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From Thankfulness to Joy by Nancy J. Farrier

  Here we are starting a whole new year. A year full or expectation and hope. A time when some choose to make resolutions and often break them before the end of the first week. That used to be me. … Continue reading

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The HOPE in Seeing Jesus by Nancy J. Farrier

  My breath caught. I stopped and stared at the dead cholla cactus. Nestled close to those wicked spines was a small mammillaria, possibly the mammillaria grahamii. A mammillaria “in the wild,” something I’d never seen before. I couldn’t wait … Continue reading

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Listening to the Spirit by Nancy J. Farrier

    As I’ve mentioned before, I take morning walks. I’ve done this for years, almost always alone – or without human company. I often use the time to pray, or to consider what I’ll be working on during the … Continue reading

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A Bouquet of Words by Nancy J. Farrier

  Last weekend, on November 3rd, one of my daughters got married. Although we live in separate States, I still helped as much as I could. My husband and I  fixed most of the food, traveling to California a week … Continue reading

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Emphasizing a Word by Nancy J. Farrier

  Have you ever heard someone talk about how your perspective changes depending on which word is emphasized in a sentence? I’ve heard it done with questions and the result can be very interesting. For instance, if you ask – … Continue reading

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Disaster: First Response by Nancy J. Farrier

  There are times I feel like my life is one disaster after another. I know I’m not alone, but it’s still not easy. Many of our bigger disasters have involved water—even though we live in a desert.   Earlier … Continue reading

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Imagination Gone Wild by Nancy J. Farrier

  There are times when having a writer’s overactive imagination can give you so many possibilities for a story idea that you don’t know where to start. Seeing something unique, or even ordinary, can set off a chain of ideas … Continue reading

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An Interesting View by Nancy J. Farrier

  I enjoy taking long walks in the mornings. I live in a rural area of the Sonoran Desert I walk a loop that is over five miles along a remote dirt track. There are no houses or people. It’s … Continue reading

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A Wineskin in Smoke by Nancy J. Farrier

From the time I was young I loved sitting around a campfire. We would cook hot dogs or marshmallows. Make s’mores. Laugh and talk, or sometimes sit and watch the flames dance. The one thing I didn’t like was the … Continue reading

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