Monthly Archives: August 2012

Unanswered Prayer

by Shirlee Vandegrift When the Director of Senior Adults asked me recently to take the teaching time at our Thursday Prayer Group, I started by asking the Holy Spirit to give me a topic  and give me the words. My … Continue reading

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The Tree Is Dead

by Jean Roesler My husband and I recently went to Massachusetts to visit his sister and her husband. Going outside to their backyard we noted that something was different from our last visit. “You’ve taken down some trees,” I said. My … Continue reading

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The Impact of Unexpected Words

I have been jolted this past week by words that will have a lasting impact.  I have heard them as I answered my phone with no preparation for what I was about to hear. I will write about three calls, completely … Continue reading

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Is God Enjoying My Vacation?

The question, in and of itself, prompts many other questions. It trusts God knows when I sit and when I rise. When I work and when I rest. It presumes that I can contribute to his joy. It presumes that … Continue reading

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Dying Slowly

by Shirlee Vandegrift The other day I was walking past the turned on television and heard an elderly man being interviewed about his impending death.  He had been sick for a long time and knew he didn’t have a much … Continue reading

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Daddy Didn’t Spank Us…Ever!

Was it because we were never naughty?  No! Was it because he didn’t believe in disciplining children? No! Was knowing I had disappointed him or sparked his anger worse than a spanking? Yes! But, why didn’t he ever spank? Mom … Continue reading

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How Far Have I Fallen?

This sobering question is prompting me to review my spiritual story. The speaker for our Senior Adult Fellowship yesterday challenged us with the words of the Angel to the church at Ephesus as recorded in Revelation 2. The disturbing verse … Continue reading

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