Monthly Archives: January 2013

Unplugging Your Prayer Practice…

It is possible for us to slide into a pattern of prayer that has lost track of Who it is we are addressing.  Someone listening to our personal prayer may think we are filled with love, wisdom and power ourselves. … Continue reading

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Would It Be Cheaper If…

I have a little Koi pond that is a delight for three seasons but a litmus test for sanity during our long cold winter. The fish hibernate when it is below 50F so they have been sleeping for a couple … Continue reading

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With Friends Like These…

I sent out an email this morning to a few of my friends letting them know that I was in a tough place.  That I couldn’t track God in this story. Here’s what they replied: “God is faithful based on … Continue reading

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One More Contact to Delete

           I received a phone call this week that was unwelcome but not unexpected. My childhood friend had died. This is the letter I wrote to her children:           We live in a world that measures success but not faithfulness. … Continue reading

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Confused and Forgetful

These two words are nightmare terms for us as we age. We try to make them funny. I have a mug that says, “I think I may be confused but maybe I am not.” And then I have a key … Continue reading

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Images in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

Last week I misjudged the width of my car. The price I paid was the bill for a new passenger side view mirror. Today I tested the mirror and was relieved to see it respond to the adjustment button. The … Continue reading

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After Forty Years…

This morning I made a video Skype call to a friend I met 40 years ago at an international Bible School held on an island off the south coast of Norway. She was from Scotland and I was from the … Continue reading

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Does God Answer Prayers Randomly?

A week ago I received a prayer request from a friend who is a doctor in northern India. It happened that her email came through at 4:18 AM. I woke up at just that time and heard the signal that … Continue reading

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Chances

by Shirlee Vandegrift Another week gone by. Another week ahead. A chance to confess our sins and repent. A chance to appreciate the music. A chance to visit with each other. Thank You for all of the chances, past, present, … Continue reading

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New Year, New Door

Mel Lawrenz In many doorways of the Roman Empire there was a depiction of a god with two faces pointing in opposite directions. Janus was the god of transitions. He looked ahead and he looked behind–to the past and the … Continue reading

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