Posts Tagged "peace"

A New Journey to Dementia

»Posted by on Oct 21, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

It has been a rough couple of weeks. I’m sure you all can relate. Too much to do, too many places to go. For us, we moved ourselves and then a week later moved my elderly parents. Our whole family is now closer which is wonderful – but getting here was killer. We are beginning a new journey of dementia. I need peace. Driving down the road on a crisp, fall, sunny morning, I felt tired; emotionally and physically. I glanced at the craggy mountains that surround our little Central Washington valley. Sunlight glistened off a fresh new dusting of snow. Snow? In October? It was beautiful and took my breath away. Nature spoke. “I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. indeed, he who...

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Five Minute Friday: Fill

»Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Heartfelt Treasures | 8 comments

Five Minute Friday: Fill

To fill is to remove the empty from our lives. Sometimes that’s in response to a physical need and sometimes it is totally spiritual. When I think of the word fill, I think back to life on our farm when the kids were growing up. Rachel, fill the chicken feeder. Aaron, be sure and fill the rabbit water bottles. Honey, can you please fill up the pellet stove, it’s going to be cold tonight. For me, I pretty much spent my entire day filling. Filling up the hungry bellies of my family. Filling the washer. Filling the pantry with canned food and staples. Filling the day with things that could not be allowed to be empty. Being empty meant that someone or something will go hungry, or cold, or…heaven forbid…have to wear dirty clothes. But in thinking about the farm and...

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Do Not Fear

»Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Blog, Family Treasures, Heartfelt Treasures | 6 comments

Do Not Fear

Aaron was little when we moved from our tiny rental mobile home off Netarts Bay up to a small house in the wilderness above Beaver (Oregon) along the Nestucca River. Here we could have a garden, animals and more room for our growing family. We were the last house on the road before it became a dirt logging road and disappeared into the coastal mountains. Remote and isolated was an understatement. We loved it. David worked as a Paramedic at Tillamook Ambulance. His scheduled shift started at 5:00 p.m. and ended two days later at 5:00 p.m. This meant I was alone quite a bit with only our little three year old and myself to handle the chores around the house and the farm. I typically didn’t mind this. I worked part-time at the local grade school as an aide and...

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