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The Parable of the Pansy

A good friend brought me a huge container of pansies this spring.  I put them in the place of honor on a small table on our patio.  Because of COVID 19,  my sister did my plant-shopping this year. As pink … Continue reading

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Who Am I When My Body Fails Me – Part 4: Someone in Danger

“Who am I when my body fails me?”  This is a question we must face when injury or illness takes its toll  on our lives. How do we respond to physical, mental, emotional stresses? How do we view God when … Continue reading

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Who Am I When My Body Fails Me – Part 3: From Dis-ease to Ease

Who am I when my body fails me?”  This is a question we must face when injury or illness takes its toll  on our lives. How do we respond to physical, mental, emotional stresses? How do we view God when … Continue reading

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Who Am I When My Body Fails Me? – Part 2: A Beloved Child of God

“Who am I when my body fails me?”  This is a question we must face when injury or illness takes its toll  on our lives. How do we respond to physical, mental, emotional stresses? How do we view God when … Continue reading

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Who am I When my Body Fails Me? – Part 1: Honing Down to Our Essence

“Who am I when my body fails me?”  This is a question we must face when injury or illness takes its toll  on our lives. How do we respond to physical, mental, emotional stresses? How do we view God when … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – Luke 14:27

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 Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina.  (This post was first … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts – 2

I seem to have little energy for creative thought these days. Hopefully that energy will return on Nov. 3 when we have elected Joe Biden, an honest, decent, compassionate man who does have the skill to function as president, to … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts

“We tend to run around trying to solve the problems of our world while anxiously avoiding confrontation with that reality wherein our problems find their deepest roots: our own selves. In many ways we are like the busy executive who … Continue reading

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