Monthly Archives: October 2017

Going Deeper – Compassion for All (Psalm 116: 5-6; I Peter 3:8)

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this passage we are reminded of … Continue reading

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“Careless in the Care of God”

The day was warm and sunny when my husband and I set out for our favorite lakeside park. By the time we arrived, grey clouds flooded the sky and the wind whipped up the waves. As we wandered along the … Continue reading

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A Lesson from Carrots

This blog now hosts nearly 700 posts. Periodically I recycle past posts that newer followers of the blog may not have read. The following post was originally published on August 24, 2014. Gardeners know that root vegetables thrive in cold … Continue reading

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Going Deeper – Recycling our Gifts (Luke 12:48)

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this passage we are reminded that God … Continue reading

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This Little Light of Mine – Part 4

During the Vietnam War, peace activist A.J. Muste (1885-1967), stood in front of the White House night after night with a candle – sometimes alone. A reporter interviewed him one evening as he stood there in the rain. “Mr. Muste,” the reporter … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Silence

This blog hosts nearly 700 posts.  Once in a while I re-blog a post that followers who are new to the blog may not have read.  This post on silence first appeared on June 19, 2014. I had a discussion with … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“Until people have had some mystical, inner spiritual experience, there is no point in asking them to follow the ethical ideals of Jesus or to really understand religious beliefs beyond the level of formula. At most, such moral ideals and doctrinal affirmations are … Continue reading

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On Turning 75

Five years I wrote a brief post about turning 70 years old.  Yesterday, I became 75. One of my friends in my writer’s group is also celebrating her 75th birthday in a few months.  She is planning to write personal reflections about … Continue reading

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