Monthly Archives: May 2011

It’s Not About the Hymns

A pastor who led a worship team at a local church introduced himself as one who works in the “war department.” It seemed to be a “given” that whatever style of music was prayerfully chosen for the worship service, someone … Continue reading

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From Significance to Serenity

Several years ago a popular book subtitled “Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance” challenged readers to release the tyranny of success and embrace something of significance. The title, “Half Time,” identified the intended reader. It was like rain … Continue reading

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I wonder If I brought salt…

I wonder if I brought salt… I am driving in my car hoping I have everything I need to spend a few days at our camper. It takes one hour and fifteen minutes to get from my back door to … Continue reading

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Faith Like a Child’s

by Jean Roesler In a sermon recently, we were reminded that we are to have faith like that of a child. Faith that is trusting, just as a child trusts a father’s voice when he calls her to come to … Continue reading

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Tending the Rubber Plant

This rubber plant story was introduced on this blog on April 29. Today I will write about my relationship with it. Knowing that the full weight of keeping this plant alive was now on my shoulders I decided to get … Continue reading

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Don’t Ask Me Again!!!

My mother kept asking the same questions.  It took me a couple of years to really face the fact that she asked again because she had no memory of having asked before. As her dementia progressed there were episodes where … Continue reading

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Tenses of Gratitude

Aging is a fertile field for past tense gratitude. I can reflect on my life and recognize God’s protective hand on my childhood years. How does a child even stay alive on a small farm where my small hands were … Continue reading

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