Monthly Archives: July 2013

Learning to walk

I am writing this having completed the second day of the Camino de Santiago. I am walking with my 30 year old nephew whose energy and stamina prompt me to attach a disability sticker to my backpack. Among my challenges: … Continue reading

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Each Step I Take…

I am taking the first steps today for a Pilgrimage in Europe. My heart is volleying between eager anticipation and a fear that dementia has robbed me of my ability to recognize my own limitations. I am expecting to gain … Continue reading

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Lay Your Head on Jesus’ Lap

For many years I have looked forward to my friend’s mother coming to visit from India. It has been her rhythm to visit her family here in the States for a few months each summer. This mother has led a … Continue reading

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I’ve Waited All My Life for This

by Mary Ann Rice There are special moments in every little child’s life. One of these is the adventure of losing that first tooth and the arrival of a new tooth to replace it.This is both trivial and momentous at … Continue reading

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The” Real Work”

by Shirlee Vandegrift Recently I wrote an article about the “Real Work.” I admonished the readers to remember the Real Work; PRAYER. In the last several months I was having a tough time praying. In fact I even wondered how … Continue reading

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Do You Really Want Me to Do This?

I am shopping for a new car. I am giving myself permission to look at a wide variety of prices and styles. I tell myself this may be the last car I will buy so why not get a good … Continue reading

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The Junk I Don’t Notice

We are in the process of cleaning up our yard and making our neglected landscaping into beds where our bushes and flowers can feel proud. Our plan included the demolition of a small wooden shed that had been patched and … Continue reading

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Have an Answer Ready

I smile when I remember the spring day that my then five-year-old nephew and I were exploring in our backyard. Recent rain had connected the lawn to the adjacent marsh.I watched as my nephew was drawn to the deeper mud. … Continue reading

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You Didn’t Sign Up for This

It’s possible to find yourself in a setting that evokes concern for your well-being by those watching your life. When someone comments, “You didn’t sign up for this,” it begs the question, “What did I sign up for?” Marriage vows … Continue reading

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My Heart Melts When…

I listened last night to a mother telling a story about her two children. The story developed from the experience of dropping these two, ages 4 and 6, off at a neighborhood church for a summer children’s program. Preparation for … Continue reading

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