Monthly Archives: April 2012

Quilting Old Memories

What do you do when after 50 years you have a whole weekend to spend with your best friend from childhood? The natural place for us to start was to get in the car and drive to and through the … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Tattoo

I met her in the hospital. She was a patient that was assigned to me for her admission work up. I was a recent graduate nurse and was learning from each new patient; but from this one, I gleaned a … Continue reading

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Steep Steps and Crutches

The church begged to be photographed. It is a classic white structure with a steeple that points through the towering pines to the heavens. At the time of my childhood, which is the setting for these memories, the front door … Continue reading

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Putting Grandma in the Grave

Originally posted on June 24, 2011 (A graveside service for children) There is no way to make what we are going to do here now easy.  As we actually put the body that your Grandmother used to live in into … Continue reading

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Well, It Happened Again

by Shirlee Vandegrift Today (April 4) a dear man died and went to Heaven. We all knew it was going to happen sooner or later. In fact we knew it was likely to be sooner. Such a hard last year … Continue reading

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Come, See a Miracle

Originally posted on June 13, 2011 I think I was four years old. We lived on a farm and on a routine day after our evening meal, which we called supper, my Dad and Mom would go out to the … Continue reading

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Oh, Mr. Tentmaker

Originally Posted June 8, 211 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:9 It was nice living in this tent when it was strong and secure and the sun was shining and the air was warm. But, Mr. Tentmaker, it’s scary now. My tent is … Continue reading

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By Shirlee Vandegrift The word ‘scared’ should not have a place in the mind and mouth life of a believer, should it?  Nor should the words ‘why’, ‘why me’, ‘why them’ or any other words that indicate unbelief. I have … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday!

A Celebration! is a year old. We thank God for his faithfulness in helping us put to “paper” the many stories we have shared; the issues we have raised; the prayers we have offered; and the thoughts and reflections … Continue reading

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When Did We See You Hungry?

The picture that Jesus uses in Matthew 25 where He says that when you feed the hungry you are actually feeding Him has always been impactful to me. I have often taken refuge in the phrase “whatever you did for … Continue reading

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