Monthly Archives: January 2012

Thinking of Jesus as a Fun Companion

We think of Jesus, rightly so, as our King. We think of Jesus, rightly so, as our Savior, We think of Jesus, rightly so, as our Shepherd. This list of titles can go on and on. Today, without risking irreverence, … Continue reading

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I Saw a Robin Today

It is mid January.  The snow cover is about 6 inches and last night the temperature dropped to zero. I have enjoyed watching the cardinals, chickadees, dinches, nuthatches, and woodpeckers eagerly eating at our bird feeders.  I have learned that the … Continue reading

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Does This Warrant an ER?

Because I have a nursing background I am sometimes summoned when there is a medical question.  It is like “any port will do” in a storm as what I remember isn’t even current practice. But there are some basic things … Continue reading

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A Receipt for a Prayer

I got an email this week telling me that a friend of mine and her ten year old daughter had chosen a personal scripture verse to use as a prayer for each of their family members and “others” who they … Continue reading

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Fresh Footprints in Fresh Snow

Everything outside is pure white. The ground is covered. The pine trees have their green needles wearing white shawls while a red cardinal positions himself for a stunning portrait. As a child in the country the snow stayed white. Here in … Continue reading

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One Is Enough for Me!

I have been noticing that some of our aging men are coming for our large group teaching but leaving before the follow up small group discussion begins. I have wondered why, because these same men seem to do fine if … Continue reading

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I Get That Way, Too

Sometimes it is hard to know what to say to someone who has reached the edge of their emotional cliff. Unsolicited advice is received as criticism. An attempt to apply a random biblical promise puts our whole faith story at … Continue reading

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