Category: Tell His Story

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Wednesday 4th January 2012

These Boots Are Made For …

These Boots Are Made For ...

I sit alone in my car, in a parking stall outside the farm-supply store. I will find out the doctor’s answer in 30 minutes. I lean my head back, close my eyes and ask the question out loud: “Lord, what am I supposed to learn from this? What’s the take-away here?” I ...

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Tuesday 27th December 2011

God-Bumps & God-Incidences: Great Expectations

God-Bumps & God-Incidences: Great Expectations

I found her in the church nursery, next to the toy bin. Her little hands gripped the edge of a rocking chair. She looked at me, eyes pooled with disappointment. “Honey. What’s wrong?” But I didn’t need to ask the question. I knew. I pulled the door shut behind me, ...

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Wednesday 14th December 2011

God-Bumps & God-Incidences: A Very Mary Christmas

God-Bumps & God-Incidences: A Very Mary Christmas

Feet dangling in patent-leather, I sat on the polished pew while the Christmas pageant director assigned parts. I held my breath, waiting as she called names. I dreaded this moment, for I knew I’d be instructed to serve as a sheep or cow. Each year, she would assure us that those lowing, humble ...

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Tuesday 6th December 2011

God-Bumps on an Iowa Morning

God-Bumps on an Iowa Morning

I’m parked at the end of our country lane, right by the Lee mailbox and a long row of hay bales, all of them draped in frost. I watch the sun rise right up over our fields, cutting a hole through the fog.   I’m surprised by the beauty. My two schoolgirls, in the backseat, gasp. I ...

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