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  • The farmer keeps waiting for the precious fruit . . . You too exercise patience.​—Jas. 5:7, 8.
    Some crops are planted in early fall and harvested many months later. They have no choice but be patient, do the work and wait for the crops to grow. We are wise if we also imitate the farmers patience. It is not easy to do. We live in a world of immediate gratification and since … Read more
  • Be wrathful, but do not sin
    The other day I was at the Kingdom Hall and a friend of mine walked up to talk to me. We briefly talked about a difficult situation I am working through in my personal life and he could see that it was causing me some angst. Perhaps also through my words he could see I … Read more
  • What makes a family?
    When you think of family, who do you think of? Perhaps your mother or father? Siblings? Maybe you are a mother or father yourself and you think of your spouse and your own children. Many instinctively think that a family is defined by those traditional roles that we’ve given titles to. Society often considers those … Read more
  • Our Maiden Kayaking Voyage!
    It’s been a bit stressful around Beckmania for the last several months. I recently came to the realization that there is nothing I can do about the situation causing anxiety so I am placing it in Jehovah’s very capable hands and trying to rely on him to work it out for the good of all … Read more
  • Just Keep Praying
    The Apostle Paul was inspired by God, whose name is Jehovah (Psalm 83:18), to write in his letter the the Philippian congregation the following reminder: Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God Philippians 4:6 It is hard to … Read more
  • Meet Gomez
    I did not think I would be ready to open my heart to get another fur baby this year, but in October we started feeling like we may want to adopt another dog. Peanut was seeming gloomy and we were thinking he needed a companion during the day when we are at work. We felt … Read more
  • This is the Life I Chose.
    This post came to mind when I read a passage this week in Joshua. Below are a few of the scriptures that made me reflect on this topic and understand the importance of the choice I made. … you well know with all your heart and with all your soul that not one word out … Read more
  • Be happy with what you have
    I have had this idealized version of life that I have strived to achieve. A life of travel, excitement, wonder and adventure. I’ve often dreamt of seeing the world by boat, and it has been such a big dream that when I started working that the goal of one day setting sail motivated me to … Read more
  • I Used to be Terrified.
    As a child it seemed like every time the doors were open, my mom had us in church. I did learn to love God at an early age but had a hard time believing many of the ideas they were promoting about him, and honestly, I never really learned why we are here and what … Read more