Category Archives: Living as Apprentices

Three Words – by Sally Hoekstra, Guest Blogger

Sally is a member of one of my writer’s groups and brings a heart of love and empathy to every piece she writes.  You will be blessed by her latest offering. Some days are meant for only three words, for that … Continue reading

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Leaving a Legacy

David Cassidy, the 70’s teen heart-throb of TV’s Partridge Family fame, died of liver failure recently at the age of 67.  His daughter, who spent most of her growing up years with her mother and stepfather, shared on Facebook her … Continue reading

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Living the Serenity Prayer – Life as We would Like It

The Serenity Prayer has a long and rather mysterious history. The first three lines were made popular by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 -1971), as part of a 1934 lecture. The modern prayer is several lines longer. In 1941, the prayer was noticed and … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“. . . the one sin I have come to fear more than any other is certainty.  Certainty is the great enemy of unity.  Certainty is the deadly enemy of tolerance.  Even Christ was not certain at the end. ‘Eli, … Continue reading

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Living the Serenity Prayer – The Present Moment

The Serenity Prayer has a long and rather mysterious history. The first three lines were made popular by  Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 -1971), as part of a 1934 lecture. The modern prayer is several lines longer. In 1941, the prayer was … Continue reading

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Wow, Thank You, and Yes!

Almost exactly a year ago on this blog I rather sheepishly revealed a guilty pleasure: Hallmark Christmas movies. This year, a year of  ugly politics, horrific tragedy, and unre- relenting gloom, I am watching even more and learning why these … Continue reading

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Simple Gifts

This blog is home to nearly 700 posts.  Occasionally I re-blog a post that has meaning for our current lives and may not have been read by newer followers.  This piece was originally posted on November 24, 2o14. I was … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons

I live in the mid-west area of the United States, a place where we experience all the  seasons. I can’t imagine living where the leaves don’t turn red and gold  or snowflakes don’t  drift into fluffy piles – even if the … Continue reading

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