Monthly Archives: September 2015

Hitting the Space Bar

Recently a friend was complaining about her computer.  When she typed, allthelettersrantogetherlikethis. How frustrating! The problem was easily solved with the purchase of a new keyboard. But her dilemma got me thinking about how important space is. In fact, space might … Continue reading

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Looking Up – Guest Blog by Dee Hubbard

During July, August, and September, I took a personal pilgrimage across the United States and back – fifteen states in all. My goal was to experience a contemplative lifestyle and grow deeper in my faith. I stayed at Benedictine monasteries … Continue reading

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When Work Becomes a Prayer – Part 5 of Live Your Calling, by Coral Swieringa, Guest Blogger

When I was a child, a small set of carved tools  lay on our piano, some of my Grandfather’s carvings which my Dad had inherited. Grandpa was quite a carver, and one of his many pieces found  a home at … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – Philippians 2: 1-5

Eugene Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. These verses from Philippians … Continue reading

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My True Calling – Part 4 of Live Your Calling, by Sally Hoekstra, Guest Blogger

I admit to navigating Facebook into the crazy quizzes to find out where I might be from or what color describes me or what kind of friend I might be.  I am usually amused by the findings and I never … Continue reading

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How Do You Decide?

“Is the Pope a communist?”  This opening line of the latest Heart and Soul broadcast on BBC radio grabbed my attention. The first voice on the program, Rush Limbaugh, proclaimed that yes, indeed, Pope Francis is a communist! Many other … Continue reading

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“Why are you Here?”

“Today in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement, which is galvanizing change far beyond the United States, the most recent Public Religious Institute data show that white evangelical Protestants are the only major religious groups in which a … Continue reading

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Literacy for All – a Personal Tribute to Dr. Bob Laubach

Dr. Robert S. Laubach, son of Frank Laubach, passed away on Friday, September 11 at the age of 96. Those of you who can read (presumably everyone who follows this blog) may never have heard of the Laubach father and … Continue reading

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