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Remembering My Father

This post from the livingasapprentices archives is re-posted in honor of Memorial Day. Do you see what we’ve got? An unshakable kingdom! And do you see how thankful we must be? Not only thankful, but brimming with worship, deeply reverent … Continue reading

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Making a Difference

Last night, after trying to absorb a day filled with the news of a mass shooting attack on an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas,  I happened on an article in the Autumn, 2021 issue of Plough Quarterly which focuses on … Continue reading

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1,000 Posts!

In 2012, I took a class at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan titled Staying Open, Writing as an Act of Faith.  As a 70-year-old gray-haired woman, I joined a class of 20-somethings (mostly male) with no little fear and … Continue reading

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Somewhere, Sometime, Someday

There’s a place for us, Somewhere a place for us. Peace and quiet and open air Wait for us, somewhere. There’s a time for us, Some day a time for us, Time together with time to spare, Time to learn, … Continue reading

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A Hope and a Future

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” This promise has been my lifeline for decades. But when I … Continue reading

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From My Reading – May

“Life in God should be a daring adventure of love but often we settle for mediocrity. We follow the daily practice of prayer but we are unwilling or, for various reasons, unable to give ourselves totally to God. To settle … Continue reading

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It is Possible

“Heaven, as we call it, is not a totally distinct realm into which we shall be translated by the fact of death.  It is an experience that interpenetrates the experience of it here. The dying thief did not begin his … Continue reading

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Days of My Life

This noon I ate an egg salad sandwich.  Not long ago, I would not have had the strength to make the egg salad, let alone want to eat a sandwich.  I am blessed by both the loss of 40 pounds … Continue reading

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