Category Archives: Nancy J. Farrier

Loving Fervently by Nancy J. Farrier

A few weeks ago we visited a church that two of our daughters attend. We were sitting toward the back and there were several open seats in front of us as often happens with an earlier service. A couple of … Continue reading

Posted in Nancy J. Farrier | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

What a Gift by Nancy J. Farrier

My youngest daughter had a birthday last week. Her twenty-eighth birthday. It’s hard to believe how the years have flown past.  Twenty-eight years ago, when I was going through a very difficult pregnancy with her, my mom gave me a … Continue reading

Posted in Nancy J. Farrier | Tagged , | 2 Comments

The Compassionate Church by Nancy J. Farrier

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I were on the church patio area talking with one of the members. We were having a nice chat when, as often happens these days, the subject turned to Covid and the … Continue reading

Posted in Nancy J. Farrier | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Doing It My Way by Nancy J. Farrier

I did not want to become a Christian. I still remember the struggle all those years ago. I didn’t want to give up my decadent lifestyle. I didn’t want to give up certain friends who strongly opposed Christianity. I didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Nancy J. Farrier | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Battle Ready by Nancy J. Farrier

Man the fort! Watch the road! Strengthen your flanks! Doesn’t that sound like something a military leader of old would have shouted. I can almost picture a cavalry officer or Civil War officer yelling this to the troops. Can’t you? But this … Continue reading

Posted in Nancy J. Farrier | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Stereotyping by Nancy J. Farrier

Stereotype: something conforming to a fixed or general pattern.  Have you ever put certain people into a stereotype group? An absent-minded professor. A nosey, gossipy, or talkative woman. Perhaps a motorcycle gang member as being outside the law. A young … Continue reading

Posted in Nancy J. Farrier, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

The Love of a Parent by Nancy J. Farrier

I love my kids. I truly love my children. Every one of them. When they were young, I remember walking into a room where they were playing. I would stop and stand there watching them, so overcome with love for … Continue reading

Posted in Nancy J. Farrier | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Blooming in the Desert by Nancy J. Farrier

The western United States is in a terrible drought. I live in Southern Arizona and the drought is so severe almost nothing bloomed this spring. In a desert where the cactus blooms bring much beauty and joy, having a dearth … Continue reading

Posted in Nancy J. Farrier | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Without a Doubt by Nancy J. Farrier

Do you ever have doubts? I know I do. I doubt my ability as a writer. I doubt my worth as a wife and mother. I doubt my testimony as a Christian. And the list goes on. I don’t want … Continue reading

Posted in Nancy J. Farrier | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Climbing the Tallest Mountain by Nancy J. Farrier

A few weeks ago, my daughter and two grandsons came for a visit. The boys, ages two and five, accompanied us to the park or on short walks, but one day I took our five-year-old grandson, Jimmy, on a longer … Continue reading

Posted in Nancy J. Farrier | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The Battle Challenge by Nancy J. Farrier

Living in rural Southern Arizona comes with some challenges. The extreme heat. The dry weather and dust. And the critters. We have javalina that roam in our area. Javalina look like wild pigs, but they are a peccary, not related … Continue reading

Posted in Nancy J. Farrier | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

A Test of Trust by Nancy J. Farrier

We had a wild and crazy end to our past week. One of those times when you wish you could hit rewind and have a chance to change events. But that isn’t an option. Instead, you have to move forward … Continue reading

Posted in Nancy J. Farrier | Tagged , | 3 Comments

A Prickly Lesson by Nancy J. Farrier

I love growing cactus and succulents. They are prickly but they have the most beautiful blooms and are such unique plants. I love how they adapt to environments where many plants would not survive.  The problem comes when I have … Continue reading

Posted in Nancy J. Farrier | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Having a Bad Day by Nancy J. Farrier

We were all horrified at the shootings in Atlanta this past week perpetrated by the gunman who took the lives of eight people before being stopped by the police. Eight lives cut short in a senseless act that is impossible … Continue reading

Posted in Nancy J. Farrier, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Cutting With Scissors by Nancy J. Farrier

Yesterday, my five-year-old grandson was working on his school work at home. He had one last assignment to complete—cutting out figures with his scissors. He loves doing this, although in his enthusiasm he doesn’t always stay on the line.  Still, … Continue reading

Posted in Nancy J. Farrier, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment