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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Knowing When to Yield

I was driving along the other day when I came to some railroad tracks with a yield sign. I chuckled to myself as I thought about the sign. Do drivers really need a yield sign in front of railroad tracks to remind them to yield to an oncoming train? Surely, that kind of thing is … Continue reading »

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Hosanna!

Yesterday, the Christian Church, (the church universal), celebrated or acknowledged, the Triumphal Entry, which was when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The crowd went wild and children cut palm branches and put them across his path. That’s where we get the term Palm Sunday. It’s the official beginning of Holy Week. I picture … Continue reading »

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The Face of Jesus

I was subbing at a local elementary school yesterday in fifth grade. I was giving a math test. All of the kids were deep in concentration, when a little girl walked up to my desk. She said, “Can I ask you a weird question?” I hesitantly answered, “yes.” You never know what you’re going to … Continue reading »

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Denial

I recently read a post on the website #SheReadsTruth about Peter’s denial of Jesus when he was arrested. You can read the post here if you like.¬†http://shereadstruth.com/2015/03/23/peter-denies-jesus/ I have never liked the account of Peter denying Jesus. It has always made me uncomfortable. I mean Jesus warned him ahead of time that he would deny … Continue reading »

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The Divine Juggler

  My life has been pretty chaotic lately. I seem to have way too many balls in the air. Our van died, so we have been actively searching for a car. We have a program at church that I am a part of, that requires a bunch of writing as well as the cooperation of … Continue reading »

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A Grain of Sand

I jumped out of bed one morning last week and put on some sweatpants and tennis shoes. Mornings are always busy at my house. I had lunches to make as well as breakfasts and I had to coax a couple of teenagers out of bed. Right away, I felt something on the ball of my … Continue reading »

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The Elusive State of Balance

My daughter had two tennis matches last Saturday. Since we had so many cancelled this season due to rain or ice, the only way to fit two in was to schedule them both on the same day. One was at 10:00 and one was at 11:00. It was a delightful day, not a cloud in … Continue reading »

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In Relentless Pursuit

Yesterday, my daughter had a tennis match. It was away. I loathe away matches. First of all, I am prone to getting lost. Secondly, once I make it there, few other parents from our team usually go and I have no one to sit with or talk to. Well, yesterday I was prepared. I printed … Continue reading »

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Controlling Your Smoke

When spring finally shows up each year, I love to get out and walk. I am not a treadmill or gym girl. I like to be out in nature, taking in all of the glorious sights that nature has to offer this time of year and I am never disappointed. Unfortunately, the other thing I … Continue reading »

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Dark History

My son is reading the book, “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” in his 8th grade language arts class. It’s an incredibly moving and sad story about two boys who are friends during the Holocaust. One was Jewish. One was not. They both end up dying in a Nazi concentration camp. I don’t like to … Continue reading »

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