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Becky Dietz: Blog Posts

Optimism or Realism? Both?

By |2019-06-25T15:51:03-04:00June 25, 2019|Becky Dietz: Blog Posts, Uncategorized|

 

In recent weeks we have had a big dose of reality. And it has been hard. Very hard.

We had some very good things and some very good people and then - we didn't. Reality changed and deep loss was the new reality.

I'm learning that reality can be harder than ever when I live with the optimistic expectation that "Happily Ever After" will be the norm in this world. Reality is always harder if we are living [...]

Oh, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus – KidZ in Uganda

By |2019-04-23T18:37:38-04:00April 23, 2019|Becky Dietz: Blog Posts, Uncategorized|

I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go … I myself will go down with you …     
and I will also bring you up again. Genesis 46:3,4  

Usually my work is done in front of my computer - writing, making cultural adjustments, rewriting, consulting, formatting, rewriting, rewriting. BUT – going to Africa meant that I could see all those typed words come to life.

As I [...]

Half way around the world – and back again

By |2019-01-15T11:57:28-04:00January 22, 2019|Becky Dietz: Blog Posts|

Having said all of that about prayer in my previous post, this may be a safe place for a confession: I feel like I am way out of my comfort zone and totally beyond my capacity. UNLESS … (This is a vital defining point.) Unless I am surrounded by the fervent prayers of faithful friends. Unless God finishes the work that He has begun. 

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Scarecrows will be Scarecrows.

By |2018-10-15T12:20:56-04:00October 15, 2018|Becky Dietz: Blog Posts|

Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field, and they cannot speak; they have to be carried, for they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, neither is it in them to do good. …

But the Lord is the true God, He is the living God and the everlasting King. Jeremiah 10:5, 10

 

Scarecrows are in the Bible! I just saw that this week!

Stuffed with straw [...]

CELEBRATE!!!

By |2018-08-15T12:27:47-04:00August 15, 2018|Becky Dietz: Blog Posts, Uncategorized|

The joy of the Lord is your strength!

Neh. 8:10

Celebrate: living from a mentality of abundance rather than scarcity - Adelle Calhoun

 

Reasons to Celebrate:

FIRST ANNIVERSARY! One year ago this month I began asking God for a team of friends who would be a support system for working with KidZ at Heart. And He stretched my faith capacity [...]

Indulge in Solitude and Silence

By |2018-03-31T16:56:48-04:00April 5, 2018|Becky Dietz: Blog Posts|

Every room had a quiet corner. A comfortable chair. A Bible. A journal. A few resources to encourage Heavenly conversation. Solitude and silence.

It was wonderful to share our home with two different groups of friends for Personal Prayer Retreats recently. We welcomed God's presence with us. We practiced being still and silent. And then we each stepped into our private corner for conversation with Jesus.

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Celebrate the Blossoms!

By |2018-03-31T16:32:17-04:00March 31, 2018|Becky Dietz: Blog Posts|

This time of year, it's not the hunt for eggs that sets my feet dancing, it's the hunt for leaf sprouts and flower buds! On the very first day I get even a hint of spring in the air, I'm out in the yard searching every flower bed and every pot to see which plants survived the cold snaps and frost warnings. I celebrate every returning sprout because that means the blossoms are spreading beyond last year's planting!

What do I really love?

By |2018-02-12T18:55:43-04:00February 12, 2018|Becky Dietz: Blog Posts|

What do I REALLY love?"  Over and over the month of February reminds us of love, so we probably overuse that little word.

I love …. good books and board games, hot tea and cold lemonade, evening skies and morning sun, soft wool and crisp cotton, simmering soup and baking berry pies, chirping birds and string quartets …

God has given us so much enjoy and love.

 

But, I really, REALLY love … the companionship of my husband, the [...]