Monthly Archives: January 2012

Way to Go!

“If you had your life to live over, what would you change?”  When Richard and I quit teaching in Christians school we both felt as though we’d been put out to pasture, that God no longer needed our services, that … Continue reading

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Irony of Fear

Minutes before my first evening worship as girls’  dean at a Southern Oregon academy, Richard,the girls and I drove 10 miles to a local general store for a few sundries when a female ran screaming into the tiny store.  “My … Continue reading

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Promises! Promises!

Promises!  Promises!  We all make promises we fail to keep. Better than halfway through the first month of 2012 and many of my resolutions have blown away in the winter wind. Fortunately, unlike me, when God makes promises, He keeps … Continue reading

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Old Sol Tweeting?

Sorry old Sol (King Solomon).  For all your wisdom, if you were recording your Ecclesiastical thoughts today you couldn’t have penned, “There’s nothing new on this earth.  Year after year its the same old thing…”  Ecclesiastes 1:9 Message paraphrase. You would … Continue reading

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The Human Ladder

John and several other passengers aboard the fated cruise ship scrambled out of their staterooms onto the deck and found they were one floor up from the nearest lifeboats.  As the ship listed further they knew they couldn’t go back … Continue reading

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Planting Sycamore Trees

It’s that time of year again. (Groan!  Groan!) With the arrival of each New Year, seed catalogues began arriving at my home in Wisconsin.  These four-color masterpieces held promises of springtime when the snow would melt, the days would lengthen … Continue reading

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Trouble Right Here in River City

In the Broadway musical, The Music Man, a traveling salesman convinces the townspeople of River City that they have serious trouble and the solution to their problems is to buy his musical instruments for their teenagers.  If only life were so … Continue reading

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Monopoly for Ordinary People

Starting in 1941, an increasing number of British Airmen found themselves as POW’s of the Third Reich.  They needed a useful and accurate map, that showed the locations of ‘safe houses’ where a POW on-the-lam could go for food and … Continue reading

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Glorifying God-3

Over the years, each of the God-head have been misunderstood and maligned.  God the Father has been portrayed as a stern, unbending ruler, ready to zap His creatures into line.  God the Son is often misconceived as the sweet little … Continue reading

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Glorifying God-2

I don’t know what the hierarchy  in the God-head is.  Maybe there all equal. And I can’t completely identify each of their tasks.  To simplify, I believe God, the Father, runs the Universe;  God, the Son, died for my sins … Continue reading

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