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From My Reading

“How do we remain alert for the signs of God’s entrance into our lives and the life of our time?  What can keep us awake in the drowsy atmosphere of habit that cozily blankets our days? According to Paul, the … Continue reading

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From My Reading – Grace and Gratitude

Grace is God giving us everything we need (and even what we don’t know we need) without expectations. This grace is the foundation of God’s relationship with each of us. Grace is a gift. We cannot earn it. Therefore we can … Continue reading

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“Do Not Quarrel with Your Lot in Life”

“Do not quarrel with your lot in life. Do not complain of its never-ceasing cares, its petty environment, the vexations you have to stand, the small and sordid souls you have to live and work with. Above all, do not resent … Continue reading

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2016 – Crossing the Threshold, “Count Your Blessings”

We have crossed the threshold from 2015 to 2016. We are on the brink, at the dawn, on the verge of a new year.  As singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer says, “At a threshold there’s often a moment where what is old … Continue reading

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Living in Gratitude – Part 5, God has my Back – by Guest Blogger Sherri Wolthuis

The November holiday of Thanksgiving in the United States offers us a time to reflect on the grace of God in our lives. This series will focus on the fact that gratitude is the rock of our faith; if we … Continue reading

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Living in Gratitude – Part 3, The Prayers of a Toddler, Guest Blog by Sally Hoekstra

The November holiday of Thanksgiving in the United States offers us a time to reflect on the grace of God in our lives.  This series will focus on the fact that gratitude is the rock of our faith; if we … Continue reading

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Living in Gratitude – Part 1 “I’m Grateful for Pain”

The November holiday of  Thanksgiving in the United States is offers us a time to reflect on the grace of God in our lives.  This series will focus on the fact that gratitude is the rock of our faith; if … Continue reading

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Parable of the Snow-Blowing Neighbor

LIVING AS APPRENTICES It had snowed all night.  In the morning, as I opened the door to get the newspaper, I was greeted with a blast of cold air. But the door had only opened about four inches. High winds … Continue reading

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