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Monthly Archives: April 2015

And a Child Shall Lead Them

Facebook has been all abuzz with news of the rioting in Baltimore, Maryland. A suspect died in police custody and the streets filled up with angry protestors bent on revenge and violence. Houses and businesses were destroyed. Buildings were burned. Rocks and bricks were thrown at the police who were trying to keep order. Monday … Continue reading »

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A Technology Black Out

Last night while we were watching television, our cable froze. It was a riveting show too, a Simpson’s rerun. I went ahead and did all of the troubleshooting tasks, unplugged the box, etc… and still nothing happened. I went upstairs and asked my daughter if her cable was working. It wasn’t. I was going to … Continue reading »

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Shepherds and Cowboys

My pastor was discussing shepherds on Sunday and how there were many shepherds out there, but only one Good Shepherd. Then he said that sheep don’t like to be pushed. Sheep like to follow. He said if we were cows and Jesus was a cowboy, he could just herd us wherever he wanted to. He … Continue reading »

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The Gift of Age

Yesterday at church, we gained a new member. Her name is Debbie. She is just about to finish her seminary training and has served as a pastor for four years. That information on its own doesn’t sound particularly interesting does it? But, then she took the microphone and shared a little of her story. She … Continue reading »

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Simply Saying Thanks

Have you ever had one of those days that was pretty close to perfect, where everything seemed to go right, every light in your path was green? I had a day like that yesterday. I was reminded of the television commercial that was out several years ago where it was a character named Bob’s day. … Continue reading »

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Being Faithful With a Few Things First

My family just purchased a new car. Well, it’s used, but it’s new to us. Our 2001 minivan just died, so it doesn’t take much for us to be oooohing and ahhhing over “new” technology. It’s nothing fancy, but we all love it. It’s been less than a week and my fifteen-year-old has began requesting … Continue reading »

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Get Out There

One of my closest friends called me last week. It’s always kind of curious to me that when I have someone on my mind, I usually hear from them. I had been thinking about her and had planned to call her to plan to get together for coffee. We do that from time to time … Continue reading »

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A Message from the Hummingbird Feeder

A friend of mine, Patti, posted on Facebook last week, that she had two hummingbird feeders outside her breakfast window. She said there were four hummingbirds all buzzing around one. None of them were stopping to eat the free nectar that she had so generously provided. Instead, they wanted to make sure none of the … Continue reading »

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In Pursuit of Peace

The world is far from peaceful at the moment. I don’t really even watch the news much anymore, but social media and my internet homepage is more than adequate to keep me up to date on the gory details of daily events. It’s sometimes difficult to remember that chaos is not God’s will for us. … Continue reading »

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Get Growing

This past weekend, I was struck by the gardening bug. My hubby and I, (mostly him), built raised beds last year, so I knew we would replant, but I hadn’t really been motivated yet. Plus, I was waiting to be sure that our cold winter was at last gone for good. A visit to my … Continue reading »

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