my proof that God exists

I feel that evidence of God is a little like evidence for something like, say, photosynthesis. If you don’t know about photosynthesis already, the fact that plants are green and alive doesn’t mean much to you; but once you do know about photosynthesis, the evidence for it is absolutely everywhere. I imagine that once you […]

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The Hatchery

Last fall, when we moved our chickens into a new coop (closer to the house, with big rotatable pens under the Canadria fig tree and back as far as the blackberry patch), we started work on renovating the old coop into a work space for me. Pete Nauman got it started by tearing out the […]

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It’s not just a pepper shaker

Breakfast, a few days ago. Me, sleep-deprived & not holding up my facade very well. And the day before, I had just touched some old stuff: how I felt growing up, I know those are the feelings I’m going to have to get to. I’m primed. The trigger: pepper shaker. Looks innocent, doesn’t it? Tommy’s […]

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tap tap

Young Rachel visiting – I tell her chicks are going to hatch tomorrow and her jaw drops, mouth round as an egg. I take her to see mama hen. The day before they hatch, sometimes, if you tap on the egg, you can hear the baby tap back. It’s okay, mama. I slip my hand […]

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Ephesians 4:1-3

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

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~ love of self ~

“Nobody knows, darling. “Nobody knows how they are loved.” – the innocence mission One day I knew that I am surrounded by loving spirits who have a lot of love for me, and I felt them just wishing that I would treat myself with love as they would. So at that moment I started to […]

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