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01/25/2019

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Mary Johnson   Over these last few weeks, I’ve been processing what Matthew has been teaching us as a church: saying “yes” to God when He asks us to do something. In my mind, I was thinking that I needed to be aware of the big things God was calling me to say...

01/10/2019

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Mary Johnson   Last night, we were driving to our son’s basketball game and it was pouring rain. When you are in the middle of a storm, it's tough to do what you need to do. It's tough to walk in a storm, tough to drive in a storm, and tough to see in a storm. As I was driving...

12/08/2018

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Mary Johnson   This week I had an interaction (long interaction!) with one of my kids because he kept doing something he shouldn’t have been doing and he kept getting consequences. At one point I found myself saying, “Do you like what is happening to you?” He answered...

11/22/2018

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Mary Johnson   Our kids periodically talk about the fire drills they have at school. It's one of the first things taught at the beginning of the school year. The teachers go through the instructions of exactly what to do when the alarm goes off. They then practice the drill...

11/09/2018

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Mary Johnson   This past week, my sister and I were running on the bike path early in the morning. It was still dark out, so my sister was carrying a light and shining it on the path as we ran. This worked well, but there are a few short spots where the path is still difficult to see even...

10/26/2018

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Mary Johnson   This week, I was trying to crop a picture that I had on my phone. I messed it up and had to use the reset button to get the picture back to the place I started from. My computer was giving me some problems this week. I had to shut it down and restart it, so I could get it...

09/11/2018

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Mary Johnson   Some friends and I were recently looking at an orchid plant. The bloom of the orchid had already come and gone but there were still leaves on the plant. The orchid had a small enclosed root base but something fascinating had happened in that the roots of the orchid...

08/31/2018

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Mary Johnson   As I was thinking about writing this devotion, I hesitated about the theme because I know it is something I’ve written about before. But you know what? It’s a truth I constantly need to come back to and be reminded about in my life, so I figured it might be...

08/16/2018

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Recently a few of us were talking about some of the past sports that we played in high school and we remembered some of the conditioning that went along with preparing for the season.  My husband told a story of the first day of practice when he was coaching high school boys...

07/12/2018

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Mary Johnson   As a mother of four kids, I unfortunately witness many injuries during day to day activities. I'm very thankful most of the injuries are small and easily handled. But there are lots of cuts and bruises that need my attention. Years ago, our five-year-old son...