Monthly Archives: July 2012

How Do You Know If Something Is Dead?

I made a scavenger hunt for my “grandchildren” tonight. One is 5 and the other is 3. The challenge included something blue, something furry, something that swims, something you can see through, something dead…. “Besta”, they called my name, “How … Continue reading

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Polishing the Rear View Mirror

I sat in a prayer group this week led by a senior adult lady who is struggling with weakness. Some days it is hard for her to hold her head up. She walks into the building leaning on a walker … Continue reading

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What Is a BLOG?

By Shirlee Vandegrift My God, My Friend, You are the Maker of all things in Creation.  We give you the praise and glory for all of them; or most of them.  We cannot hold back our admiration and adoration and … Continue reading

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Our Desires – His Ordaining

There is an old hymn that goes something like this: “Hast thou not seen?  All thy desires have been granted in what He ordeigneth.” I am delighted when I am given insight to see that the awkward place I find … Continue reading

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God Blesses Our Messes

I woke up this morning to find a big puddle of shampoo on the bathroom counter. I smiled. I smiled because my 3-year-old granddaughter had done it. It was not work to wipe it up because I love her. This … Continue reading

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Finding a New Rhythm

Life has a way of interrupting a familiar rhythm and demanding an accommodation to a new beat. It happens with piano lessons, too. Just as you get comfortable with the assigned music there is a numerical sign that lets you … Continue reading

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A Place Pepared

For those of us who have known the gospel since childhood, the words of Jesus, “I go to prepare a place for you” are so familiar that we are at risk of missing the amazing grace they display. I am living … Continue reading

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Moving

There is something exciting about moving to a new house. Every circumstance is different, of course, but if your old house burned down it means you get to buy a new toothbrush and a new couch, as well as everything in-between. … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Water Lily

A koi pond needs lots of plants. They provide shade and a hiding place for fish as well as being a help in stabilizing the water. Last winter was not kind to my plants and this spring didn’t give me time … Continue reading

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Freedom Hangs in the Light of Truth

When I share something that can be interpreted in more than one way my husband usually says “hang it in the best possible light.” I suppose it is another way of “giving the benefit of a doubt.” One of the … Continue reading

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