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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Blessed Relationships

I have a dear friend, Bill, who always says that relationships that are built in Christ are different from any other relationships. He says that they tend to grow stronger over time and can weather distance and separation simply because they are blessed by God. Last Sunday morning, I was saying a prayer for my … Continue reading »

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Wisdom from Paul

My pastor is doing a series over the next few months on the Paul’s letters to the Romans. Apparently, this single book has inspired many Christian leaders to do great things, including John Wesley and Martin Luther. He started this week’s sermon on how the church during Paul’s day was divided up into two groups. … Continue reading »

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A Call to Church

My pastor was recently recounting a conversation with someone who said she believed in God, but just didn’t go to church. Turns out that she had been to a church where there had been a lot of ugliness and she had left with her feelings hurt. This, unfortunately, is not a new story. Just about … Continue reading »

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The Smaller Stories

There’s been a lot in the news lately about racial tensions in the United States. Every time I turn on the news, there’s some headline about race. There’s constant debate on all of the talk shows about all of the violence that transpired in Charlottesville, Virginia. The same questions have been asked and argued over … Continue reading »

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Eclipse Musings

Working at a local elementary school, I have been completely covered with eclipse mania. We are dismissing our students thirty minutes late today so they can view the entire eclipse with their classes, wearing safety glasses purchased from NASA. Our phones have steadily rung with eclipse questions from parents. Many children are staying home for … Continue reading »

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Seeking the Easter Eggs

My son is always talking about finding, Easter eggs, in his favorite movies and video games. When he first began talking to me about them, I had no idea what he was talking about. Then he explained. Easter eggs are intentional inside jokes or inside messages hidden within a game or movie. For example, Pixar … Continue reading »

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Finding Peace Where We Are

This past summer, my family attended a mission trip. We helped to repair houses for some people who desperately needed help. We spent an entire week with other Christians. We ate every meal with other Christians and publicly prayed before we ate. We openly talked about Jesus throughout all of our days. We wore crosses … Continue reading »

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God Was There

Last weekend, my hubby and I drove our daughter to college. Just like the day she was born, it was exciting and painful. Just like the day she was born, a new chapter began as another one came to a close, and just like the day she was born, God was there. It was a … Continue reading »

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The Walls of Alexandria

My family just took a tour of some of the places used in the filming of the television show, “The Walking Dead.” Personally, I’m not a fan of the show. In fact, I’ve never even seen an episode. My hubby swears that there are all kinds of deeper meaning in all that transpires. But, I … Continue reading »

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The Light Changes Everything

My hubby and my daughter recently visited a local restaurant. We were thinking of having her birthday dinner celebration there. It looks so cool at night. It’s very tropical. There’s sand, palm trees and string lights. We thought it might be the ideal place for some fun birthday pictures. But, when they visited the place … Continue reading »

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