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Desert Wandering

The air shimmered above the sand, radiating heat. Hillside after hillside of sage brush and twisted pinion pines curved against the horizon, each identical to the others. I could feel the sun blistering my helmet. Far below, the town gleamed like a pendant strung on the shining river that wound through the valley. Technically, I…

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Whose I Am

It’s funny. As I dig around in my Bible, it fascinates me that the word ‘wander’ appears to have a negative connotation. I tend to see it used in the Old Testament in the context of the Israelites wandering away from God, and therefore, wandering around in the desert. Or, I’ve seen examples of ‘wandering’…

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Herding Sheep

I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments. ~Psalm 119:176 Sheep dogs have a purpose in this life and they take it very seriously. We were fascinated to watch these incredible animals at work with their handlers (shepherds), at the National Sheep Dog Trials. For…

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On The Road with Mary & Martha

Today was beautiful and officially Autumn Eve. I love the Pennsylvania fall pumpkin-spice-everything time. True, it was on the warmer side but still cool enough for this Texas girl to say it was fall-like weather. All week long I’ve had the privilege of driving through the Pennsylvania countryside to get to work and it’s been…

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