Monthly Archives: July 2011

Joy without the Almonds

Happy, sad, good, bad is all the same when I welcome the Holy Spirit into my heart.  No matter how nutty my life may feel I have a deep abiding joy, despite the almonds life puts in my way.  (Of … Continue reading

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A Kiss on the Cheek

Years ago, when I was fighting chronic depression I taught English and writing part time to middle schoolers at a church school in Gladstone, OR.  Each day I dreaded leaving home, certain I wouldn’t survive the ordeal.  Many times since … Continue reading

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Becoming a kid again

As a kid, I loved dancing on my folks lawn during a summer rain–no worries, no cares, no hassles–a sense of freedom I experience today when I dance on the lawn of God’s forgiveness in the refreshing rain of His … Continue reading

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Busy day; sleepless night

You know how it goes.  You had a busy day, maybe even a fun day.  You stretch out expecting to fall asleep, but the adrenalin is still pumping through your system and try s ou might, sleep refuses to come; … Continue reading

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Life’s little annoyances

I read a C.S. Lewis quote today.  “Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to annoy him at the moment.”   Today this was especially apropos.   Whether it be the discourteous driver who cut me off at a light or … Continue reading

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Three days–three responses

Ok, so it works–this blogging stuff!  What potential power I have at my fingertips! Imagine what the Apostle Paul would do with e-mail correspondence and blogging?  The sermons he’d preach!  And more recently, what would Martin Luther write in theses … Continue reading

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God’s bucket List for Me

What’s on God’s bucket list for me today?  Learn to blog?  Just as I feel satisfied with my capabilities and accomplishments some geek (my husband, my son-in-law) throws a technological curve at me–learn to blog!  Blog?  Even the word sounds … Continue reading

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God’s Bucket List

So what’s on your bucket list?  Trip to Alaska?  Climb Mt. Everest?  Eat a yak sandwich in Nepal? As wild and crazy as your bucket list is, God’s bucket list for you is 10 time wilder and crazier.  He says, … Continue reading

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