Category Archives: Spiritual Health

Welcome to Our World, Dear Baby

I will be taking a break from my blog during January to give birth and bond with our precious baby. I’ll be posting more current updates on Facebook, if you’d like to keep up with the latest news. In the … Continue reading

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I Finally Get to Be a Mom (What a Privilege!)

Since my baby shower, I’ve been reveling in nesting mode. Now eight months into my first pregnancy, my “home body” side has taken over. I’ve spent all the Target and Amazon gift cards we received to buy baby room decorations … Continue reading

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Renew Your Spirit in The Great Outdoors

When I miss three weeks of posting on my blog, you know something has caused me to lose track of my writing schedule. In this case, it was a good thing. I’m happy to report that my husband and I … Continue reading

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Worry or Faith? My Responsibility and God’s Role

In all life circumstances, you have two choices: worry or faith. Which one will you choose? In my post Worry is Not Your Friend, I shared about my troubles with worry. I still worry at times, even to the point … Continue reading

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Sugar Plum Fairies, Santa, and the Baby Jesus

Lest you think I have no other hobbies than cooking and eating gluten-free food, last weekend I had the privilege of playing my oboe in The Nutcracker orchestra in the lovely (but rainy) northern Oregon coast town of Astoria. For … Continue reading

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Food is My Help, But God is My Healer

I don’t know about you, but I need reminders. I need all sorts of reminders – to pay the milk bill to our local farmer, to take out the garbage for Wednesday trash pick up, to take my cod liver … Continue reading

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Six Strategies for Victory During Illness

Sickness and disease are a part of the human experience. Often, for reasons we can’t explain, some people endure a greater dose of unfortunate unhealthiness in their lifetimes. We all face illness to some extent. From the common cold to … Continue reading

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2014, Year of Unexpected Change (Already)

Yes, I know it’s only nine days into January. Yet, this new year has already brought some unexpected changes that are testing my resistance to change. The first few days of 2014, my husband, Jim, and I were recovering from … Continue reading

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A Simple Christmas: The Perfect Gift Already Given

At Christmas time, I often wonder what Jesus would say about our commercialism. I think about how he would react to our quest for more material goods. In America, retailers voraciously strive to achieve sales goals during the holidays. Couples … Continue reading

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Thankfulness: The Cure for Discontentment

When was the last time you were discouraged or discontented? What did you do with your feelings of frustration? Yell at someone? Withdraw in silence? Talk to a friend? Ask for help? What about give thanks? Yeah, right! (I hear … Continue reading

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