Mundane Moments

bored woman at computerMundane

According to the Oxford dictionary, mundane means very ordinary and therefore not interesting. Is that how you might describe your everyday life?

Ordinary.

Not interesting.

Boring.

Maybe we could add insignificant or useless? Do you think that’s how Moses felt before the burning bush?

Same Old Same Old

After Moses fled Egypt and left his princely title, and before God met him at the burning bush, Moses’ life could be described as mundane, don’t you think? Very ordinary. Not overly interesting.

As a shepherd in the wilderness tending his father-in-law’s flocks, Moses’ life was rather isolated. Not much going on except maybe a few marauders to chase away every now and again.

His routine was the same day after day. Nothing exciting there. Mundane.

In the Middle of the Mundane

Yet, that’s where God met Moses. In the middle of the mundane. In the middle of Moses’ ordinary, everyday activity, God showed up.

Moses was being faithful where God had him at that moment. He was doing the job he’d been tasked to do. Shepherd Jethro’s flocks. He no longer resided in Pharaoh’s palace, nor anywhere else in Egypt. He was in the middle of nowhere. The wilderness.

God Works in the Mundane

After living in Egypt for forty years, Moses was a shepherd for another forty years before God called him to return to Egypt and lead God’s people to the Promised Land.

For forty years of those everyday, mundane moments God prepared Moses to be the leader he needed. The leader he wanted. The leader God knew Moses could be.

God worked in those moments to shape and mold Moses into the man who would bring God’s people home.

Redeem the Mundane Moments

In those moments when it might seem as if what we do doesn’t really matter, perhaps we can look at ways God would like for us to redeem them.

If we pay attention, we might discover God is calling us to a new thing. A new job he has for us to complete. A new season of service.

Or he might be asking us to pay attention to those around us who might benefit from an encouraging word, a shared prayer, an act of kindness. We never know what divine appointments our mundane moments might hold.

Your Turn

Most of our lives are not burning bush moments. Still, even when it seems like nothing is happening in our everyday mundane moments, God is at work. He is shaping us. Molding us to be the tool he wants us to be. And in those moments, just as it was for  Moses, we are right where God wants us to be.

How do you view your mundane moments? As something to avoid, or something to embrace?

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One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock far into the wilderness and came to Sinai, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Though the bush was engulfed in flames, it didn’t burn up. Exodus 3:1-2 (NLT)

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Seven Anchors for the Storms of Life

small boat in storm courtesy pixabayStorms of Life

When I turned on my computer to write yesterday, I saw a notification saying we were under a tornado emergency. Before the storm was over, homes and businesses in the area were damaged. Thankfully, my neighborhood was spared.

This tornado was unexpected. A little like the storms of life at times. Some storms sneak up on us. Some we’ve watched form on the horizon. Other storms we know are coming, but truly wish they weren’t.

In the Middle of Our Storm

In the middle of our storm, we may feel like we’re spinning out of control on Disney’s Mad Hatter’s tea cup ride. Even if we are, that’s okay, because God remains in control.

The ride is going to stop at some point. We may need assistance getting off it, but the ride will stop when God tells it to. And when it stops, we’ll find God is standing right there with us.

Whether the storms occur in nature or in our personal life, they will occur. It’s all part of life. With that in mind, I would like to share seven anchors Preacher said to hold onto during the storms of life.

Anchor #1 God is in Control

God is in control of every situation in our life. Since God is in control, our storm did not surprise him. Whatever storm reaches us has to pass through God’s hand first.

The Lord has made the heavens his throne; from there he rules over everything. Psalm 103:19 (NLT)

Anchor #2 God Has a Plan

When we’re in the middle of the storm, we often focus on what’s wrong, believing all is lost.

When we’ve lost what seems like everything, we need to remember God still has a plan for our future. We might not see it right away, but it’s there nonetheless.

 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

Anchor #3 God is With You

Storms can make us feel all alone. They can isolate us. Some storms make us feel as if no one cares.

God cares. He is with us. He’ll never leave. We may not  see him, but we can be confident he is always working on our behalf.

No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Joshua 1:5 (NLT)

Anchor #4 God is Bigger Than Our Storm

God is the Creator of the earth and sky. The sea and everything in it. He controls the wind and the rain, and he controls our storm.

When we feel as if we are about to go under during the storms of life, Jesus reminds us he is in our boat with us. He is the one who commands the wind and rain to cease.

They were all terrified when they saw him. But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage! I am here!Then he climbed into the boat, and the wind stopped. They were totally amazed … Mark 6:50-51 (NLT)

Anchor #5 God Will Get You Where You Need to Be

Since God is in control, has a plan, is with us, and bigger than our storm, he will get us where we need to be.The storm might cause us to take a detour as we stumble over debris fields, but we’ll get to the place God prepared for us.

The storm, no matter how devastating, destructive, damaging, or overwhelming, can not keep us from completing the good works God created us to complete.

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:6 (NLT)

Anchor #6 God’s Timing is Perfect

During an especially difficult time in my life I purchased a small plaque. It is a picture of a sailboat on the water. The words on the plague say, This too shall pass.

Regardless of what storm we face, in God’s perfect timing, it too shall pass. Just as Annie sang in the musical of the same name, the sun will come out tomorrow.

But I will call on God, and the Lord will rescue me. Psalm 55:16 (NLT)

Anchor #7 There is Life After the Storm

After the storm, life goes on. The storm is a disruption. A pain. Something we’d rather do without, but it is not the end.

Today, the day after the tornado ripped apart homes and businesses, there is life as people go about the business of assessing damage, and moving towards restoration.

Sometimes, after a storm rips through our life leaving a debris field miles wide and long, that’s all we can do.

When Job prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes. In fact, the Lord gave him twice as much as before! Job 42:10 (NLT)

Your Turn

I try to remember something Preacher said whenever storms come into my life. Perhaps it will comfort you in the midst of your storms of life.

“The Lord wouldn’t have allowed this storm into your life if he didn’t have something good on the other side of it.”

There you have it. Seven anchors worth holding onto during our storms of life.

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For since the world began, no ear has heard and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him! Isaiah 64:4 (NLT)

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Quiet My Soul Psalm 131

Bible open to the Psalms courtesy pixabayToday’s guest post, Quiet My Soul Psalm 131 written by Anthea Kotlan first appeared on antheakotlan.com.

Can I quiet my soul?

The quiet before the storm is ushered in when the forecast is finally settled. When my home was once again in a tropical storm’s predicted path in September 2021, life got upended. Decisions were suspended, and I waited. A heavy hush fell in the waiting room where I had gathered my supplies. Will this unwelcome guest rake havoc on my area? Will he overstay his welcome? Will my little portion of the piney woods see long-term damage? Questions roll in waves: uncertainty ebbs and flows.

Psalm 131 was written to be read aloud by those who were making their yearly pilgrimage to Jerusalem. This arduous trek would have involved steep inclines and desert wanderings. God’s people needed encouragement to keep going and to prepare themselves for an encounter with God in the Temple.

1 O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. Psalm 131:1 ESV

Planning

I am a planner. I love to make plans and predict what will happen next. My heart and eyes focus on the next thing, the next challenge, and the next worry. When I do this, is it because my eyes are straining beyond what God has for me now? Am I missing the quiet before the storm because the noise in my head is drowning out God’s presence?

I know it is easy for me to catastrophize about what I think I see ahead. I try to figure out my disaster plan and response before anything goes wrong. Instead, the psalmist chooses not to occupy himself with things too marvelous for him. Where I focus my mind and heart are my own choices.

What if, now that I have gathered my storm supplies, I take some time to sit with the Lord and see what He has for me in this time of waiting? What if I set a timer and sat quietly before him and listened? (For me setting a timer creates a gentle boundary to keep my focus on the Lord.)

2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. Psalm 131:2 ESV

Be Still and Snuggle

My youngest grandchild, Ian, is a snuggler. He loves to be rocked to sleep and held. While his older sister is quick to wriggle out of my arms, he is content to settle in. Nothing is more calming on earth than a child sleeping peacefully on your chest.

Can my soul snuggle up with God this day and rest peacefully, knowing God has a plan? Can I push pause on the doing, going, getting, and achieving for even fifteen minutes? Can I choose to quiet my soul in this waiting time? The psalmist is creating a peace-filled liturgy for himself. He is singing a lullaby over his soul.

3 O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermore. Psalm 131:3 ESV

In the final verse of Psalm 131, the psalmist gives me a glimpse of the future. Hope in the Lord is available for me now and forever. However, in the quiet before the storm, will I be found in my father’s arms at peace in that hope, or pacing around as if it all depends on my efforts?

Prayer

Lord, please help me quiet my soul and come more completely into your presence. Could you help me to release my concerns and plans and rest in your arms? Thank You for always being available and never being too busy for your daughter. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

How do you quiet your soul?

Anthea KotlanFor over thirty years, Anthea Kotlan has served as a women’s ministry leader in the church and community. She has a passion for discipleship and encouraging women to walk confidently in their God-given calling. She designs women’s retreats, teaches Bible studies, writes, and enjoys speaking at events. Recently, she began serving on a church plant team in Conroe, Texas with her husband, a bi-vocational priest. Every chance she gets, she spends time laughing with her two adult daughters or snuggling her two grandchildren. Check out Anthea’s blog for weekly soul-tending devotionals from the Psalms. antheakotlan.com 

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Pause for Poetry- O You of Little Faith

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The following poem, O You of Little Faith, is selected from Streams in the Desert.

O you of little faith,

God has not failed you yet!

When all looks dark and gloomy,

You do so soon forget–

Forget that He has led you,

And gently cleared your way;

On clouds has poured His sunshine,

And turned your night to day.

And if He’s helped you to this point,

He will not fail you now;

How it must wound His loving heart

To see your anxious brow!

Oh! doubt not any longer,

To Him commit your way,

Whom in the past you trusted,

And is just the same today.

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What Are You Passionate About?

pen and paper courtesy pixabayWhat are you passionate about?

What have you spent time studying? Perfecting? Enjoying?

Pilot can tell from the sound of an engine what kind of plane is overhead. Once the plane is in view, he can tell you pretty much everything there is to know about it. He’s passionate about planes and flying.

Me? I hear the same engine whine. I look up. Two wings? Larger than a bird? It’s a plane! Now, let an Apache chopper fly over the house, which for some reason they do quite frequently, and I can definitely identify that bad boy by it’s sound.

Pilot can pick up an instrument and teach himself to play it rather quickly. No problem. He’s proven this to be true time and again.

Me, however? I look piano lessons in elementary and junior high school. The day my instructor handed me one of Mozart’s masterpieces, you know, the ones where the left hand and the right hand play two completely different songs at the same time, I begged my parents not to force me to go back. Much to my piano teacher’s great relief, I am sure.

Sissy and Butter played in their school bands. My dad played in the Navy’s band as it marched across the Oakland Bay Bridge the day the bridge opened. Musical talent abounds in my family. It just got all used up before I was born.

I have a heart for mission work. I even contemplated becoming a foreign missionary. That is, until I took two years of Spanish in high school and two semesters in college. I realized I am not a linguist. Yo no hablo Espanol.

God Provides The Passion

So what am I passionate about? What do I have a spark for? A light for? A shot to the heart for?

There are several things I have a passion for, but if I was forced to choose one, besides my passion for Jesus, it would have to be writing. Writing is something I have enjoyed, loved, and created since I was a wee lass. Writing is something I believe God placed inside me. I believe it is something he wants to use for his purposes and glory.

Sometimes, we believe we are the ones who choose what we are passionate about, the thing we enjoy doing. The thing we are good at. But I think, we’ve got it backwards.

God is the one who knit us together in our mother’s womb. (Psalm 139) He is the one who placed the passion, the desire, the ability, inside us to accomplish what he wants to accomplish through us. After that, we either pursue that passion, or we don’t.

Stick To What We’re Passionate About

I can’t identify planes like Pilot, or play an instrument like my dad could. I can’t converse in any language except English. However, God didn’t put those things in me. Because he didn’t place those abilities in me, it would be silly for me to moan about what I cannot do. Instead, what I need to do is celebrate what I can, and work at it with all my heart.

Your Turn

So, I ask you again. What are you passionate about? What would you feel lost without pursuing? Figure that out and go after it. Because you know what? That’s what God designed you to be passionate about. That’s what he created you to do.

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For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.  Ephesians 2:10

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A Clumsy Camel Named Clem

kneeling camelClem the Clumsy Camel

When my son, Pie, was a toddler, I bought him the book, Clem the Clumsy Camel for Christmas. Pie and I both loved that book. In fact, we still do. Pie keeps the book among his treasures. During the Christmas season, it is pulled out and read.

Clumsy Clem Couldn’t Kneel Correctly

In this children’s book we learn the story of a clumsy camel named Clem. For the life of him, Clem could not figure out how to kneel to the ground without falling over. He was too clumsy it seems.

Clumsy Clem’s Chance

Clem tried really hard. Honest he did, but he still stumbled and fell. Until one night. When Wise Men following a star needed camels, Clem’s owner saw it as their chance to rid themselves of the clumsy camel. They eagerly sold Clem to the Wise Men.

Clem’s Clumsiness Disappears

After the Wise Men arrived at the place where young Jesus was, Clem observed how the wise men bowed before the child. Following their lead, Clem bowed too. In the presence of Christ, Clem’s clumsiness disappeared. With Jesus looking on, Clem bowed with grace for the first time in his life.

Like Clem

At times we may feel clumsy. We may try hard to do the right thing, to not sin. But we stumble and fall. Like Clem, we must not give up. We must keep trying. We must come into Jesus’ presence, and kneel before his grace.

Because of the gift we received at Jesus’ birth, we are able to get up when we trip over our clumsy selves. By his grace, God gives us as many tries as it takes for us to get it right.

Your Turn

Does Clem’s story encourage you to keep trying? I know it does me.

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And so they left, and on their way they saw the same star they had seen in the East. When they saw it, how happy they were, what joy was theirs! It went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. They went into the house, and when they saw the child with his mother Mary, they knelt down and worshiped him. They brought out their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, and presented them to him. Matthew 2:1-12 (GNT)

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When We Wonder Who Am I

tree on horizonWho Am I?

That question comes up frequently in many different ways.  Several musicals address it. Today I look at three of them.

In Popeye, the spinach-eating sailor declares, “I Yam What I Yam”.

In Les Miz, former prisoner Jean Valjean asks, “Who Am I?”

Then, in Camelot, there is the shining knight Lancelot whose confidence burst forth in “C’est Moi”.

Identity

Each of these songs centers around a character’s identity and who they know they are. 

Popeye knew he yam what he yam.

Valjean knew he was not 24601 despite what Javert thought.

And Lancelot believed he was nonpareil.

When We Wonder “Who Am I?”

Each of us has a past, a history that helped shape us into the person we are. Some of that is good. Some not so good.

Our life experiences add to who we are, and who we can become. Knowledge gained through the years also comes into play in our development.

We might list off who we are in relationship to others. Wife. Husband. Mother. Father. Sister. Brother. Daughter. Son. Friend. Co-worker. Employer. Employee. Christ follower.

Or we might feel our accomplishments or our jobs define us. Our looks. Our physical prowess. Where we live. What we own. Who we know.

Our Identity

At the top of our Who Am I list, however, I believe we should have Child of the One True King, don’t you? That is where our worth lies, after all.

God is not the Great I Will Be. Nor is he the Great I Was. He is the Great I AM.

Always has been. Always will be.

God, the Great I AM

We first hear God say he is I AM who I AM in Exodus chapter 3. That’s the day God commissioned Moses from a burning bush to return to the land he ran from. Egypt. God assigned Moses the job of leading God’s people out of slavery to a land he promised their ancestors.

In answer to Moses’ excuses why he was not the best candidate for the job, God said to tell the Hebrew doubters, I AM who I AM sent Moses. No more explanation needed.

Sounds a little like Popeye took his song from this verse when he said, “I yam what I yam, and that’s all that I yam.”

It’s Not About Us

Moses, like many of us, looked at who he was. He looked at his strengths and his weaknesses, then decided he wasn’t up to accomplishing what God asked of him.

What Moses forgot, like what a lot of us forget, is it’s not about us. It’s about God.

I AM…able to see you through this difficult season in your life.

I AM…able to help you through the pain of this disease.

I AM…able to sustain you during this loss.

I AM…able to help you overcome this hurt and forgive.

I AM…able to restore the years the locusts ate.

I AM…able to do immeasurable more than you could ever dream or ask.

I Am…able to bring the prodigal home.

I AM who I AM.

Your Turn

When we claim Jesus as our Lord and King, we can proclaim with confidence and boldness exactly who we are. No need to wonder who am I.

We are a child of the King. The Great I AM.

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And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” Exodus 3:14 (NKJV)

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Feel Overwhelmed?

Man with fingers pressed to foreheadFeeling Overwhelmed?

This time of year it is easy to feel overwhelmed with all the holiday activities and expectations. But holidays are not the only time when we feel overwhelmed. Preacher offers steps to help us when we feel overwhelmed by life. I would like to share his thoughts with you today.

Assess the Situation

First off, Preacher suggests we assess the situation that is making us feel overwhelmed. Then ask ourselves a few questions. Why are we feeling this way? What has caused us to feel this way? Preacher suggests if we can figure out what’s causing the stress of feeling overwhelmed, we can then begin to deal with it in an appropriate way.

Address the Situation

After we access the situation or situations causing our stressful overwhelmed feelings, we move on to addressing them. Preacher’s following suggestions are designed to help us when we feel overwhelmed.

Take it to God in Prayer

Pray about whatever is overwhelming us. Spend uninterrupted time alone with God. Tell him how we feel. Ask for his help. Let his peace fill our heart. Limit media noise. Focus on God. It’s in the quietness that God usually speaks.

Accept Those Things in Life that We Cannot Control and Control Those Things We Can

An important part of dealing effectively with the stress of overwhelm is identifying what we can control and what we cannot control. Trust God. He, not us, is in control. If we know for certain we can’t do anything to remedy the problem, we have to trust God with it.

Accept Limitations and Learn to Say No

We all have limitations. Not saying no can lead to feeling overwhelmed. We can’t do everything other people want us to do. And we can’t do everything we want to do.

Strive to Live a Balanced Life

Without balance we can become disoriented and have difficulty moving forward. Remember the saying, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”? We need to balance our work, rest, and recreation.

Don’t Do Too Much

Preacher says one of the most important things we can do when we’re overwhelmed is to do less. It all doesn’t have to be done at once. We need to pace ourselves.

Don’t Be in a Hurry

Hurrying can lead to feeling overwhelmed. When we hurry, we often make mistakes. Our bodies tense, our adrenaline rushes. Hurrying can cause our heart to race and stress to increase. Next time we feel in a hurry, we should ask why we’re hurrying. Then ask what changes we need to make the next time.

Don’t Take Our Self Too Seriously

Believing it’s up to us to solve every problem is a sure recipe for feeling overwhelmed. Remember, it’s not about us. We’re not the center of the universe. Preacher adds, if everything in our world depends on us, we’re living in a rather small world.

Give Our Mind Time to Recharge and Refresh

To prevent the stress of overwhelm, we need to give our brains time to rest. Take a walk. Daydream. Sit outside. Engage in a conversation with a friend. Take a break from the constant processing of information.

Laugh a Lot

When we’re stressed and overwhelmed we don’t tend to laugh very much, but research shows there is something therapeutic, and even healing, about laughter. When we laugh, we decrease the amount of stress hormones our bodies would otherwise release. Laughter releases feel-good endorphins. Proverbs tells us a merry heart does good like medicine.

Stay in Today

Whenever we feel overwhelmed, it’s good to stay in today. Jesus told us not to worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own troubles. Thinking about all the things we need to accomplish can cause us to feel overwhelmed and stressed.

Focus on Jesus Not the Circumstances that Seem So Great

Preacher believes this final step is the most important step we can take when circumstances in life overwhelm us. Whatever we focus on tends to become larger and larger in our minds. So it’s best to keep our focus on Jesus, no matter what we are experiencing. Scripture tells us God will keep in perfect peace those whose mind is on him, because we trust him.

Your Turn

Which of Preacher’s points do you believe will be helpful the next time you feel overwhelmed?

For me, I believe it is shifting my focus from whatever is causing me to feel overwhelmed to focusing on Jesus instead.

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Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:1-2 NKJV

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Pause for Poetry-Guide Me, Lord

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Guide Me, Lord

 by Frances Gregory Pasch

When I complain,

Set me straight.

When impatient,

Help me wait.

When too busy,

slow me down.

When I’m cranky,

Erase my frown.

Guide the path

Where I’m to go.

Teach me all

That I must know.

Hold my hand

Along the way;

Don’t let Satan

Lead me astray.

Let me live

For you alone;

When life’s over,

Take me home.

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Frances Gregory Pasch’s devotions and poems have been published hundreds of times in devotional booklets, magazines, and Sunday school papers since 1985. Her writing has also appeared in several dozen compilations. Frances’ latest book, Greater Than Gold is available on Amazon. Her first book, Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry, which was published when she was eighty years old, is also available on Amazon. Frances has been leading a women’s Christian writers group since 1991 and makes her own holiday greeting cards incorporating her poetry. She and her husband, Jim, have been married since 1958. They have five sons and nine grandchildren. Contact her at http://www.francesgregorypasch.com.

Pause for Poetry-The Right View

meadow lakeThe Right View

 by Frances Gregory Pasch

Sometimes the grass looks greener

In someone else’s life.

It seems their days run smoother…

There’s much less stress and strife.

Their kids behave much better

Their money provides more.

Their future seems much brighter…

They have blessings by the score.

Yet when I stop to ponder

All that God has done for me,

I need to stop comparing

And get down on my knees.

For I am where He wants me.

There’s a reason for His plans.

and if I want His best for me,

I’ll leave things in His hands.

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Frances Gregory Pasch’s devotions and poems have been published hundreds of times in devotional booklets, magazines, and Sunday school papers since 1985. Her writing has also appeared in several dozen compilations. Frances’ latest book, Greater Than Gold is available on Amazon. Her first book, Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry, which was published when she was eighty years old, is also available on Amazon. Frances has been leading a women’s Christian writers group since 1991 and makes her own holiday greeting cards incorporating her poetry. She and her husband, Jim, have been married since 1958. They have five sons and nine grandchildren. Contact her at http://www.francesgregorypasch.com.