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Prayers and Devotions

End of the Third Quarter

In a few days I will be 75 years old. Another way to say it is that I am beginning my 76th year.  My husband always adds 9 months to his age as he believes life starts at conception. But, … Continue reading

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We Know Each Other

I knew I would be walking on Holy Ground as I prepared a brief Memorial Service for my friend who has just learned that her daughter has taken her life. There is no such thing as routine circumstances for the … Continue reading

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Jesus Rescues Broken Worship

I knew I wouldn’t be joining a group for corporate worship today, although that is what I usually do on a Sunday Morning. But just since last Sunday, I am looking at life through a new lens. My husband, (age … Continue reading

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When Goodness is Hidden

“God IS Good” is a declaration that is stated and sung by those of us who have responded in faith to the invitation from Our Lord Jesus Christ to exchange our life for His. For some of us, the statement … Continue reading

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That One Wants to Live

  I was looking up the number to call the Garden Center when I remembered that my friend (86 y/o) who worked at this Garden Center would have the wisdom I needed. This friend is mentally quicker than most of … Continue reading

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Leaning into Jesus

The story of John, who calls himself the disciple that Jesus loved, is compelling. At one point in the biblical story he is reclining next to Jesus resting his head on Him. When asked by the other disciples to check … Continue reading

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Where is the Gate to God?

I can’t seem to follow the directions for connecting with God this morning. It’s not that I think He has moved. It’s not that I haven’t found him from this very spot many times before. It’s just that this morning … Continue reading

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Read Your Own Stuff

This afternoon my heart was troubled by a phone call from a friend who said she was in a “Spiritual Crisis”. The tone of her voice and the words she used evidenced deep distress. I didn’t find much success in … Continue reading

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I Know my Daddy

Yesterday I had a day with my granddaughter who has been eight years old for six days. We planned our day together to include choosing and delivering some small gifts for people who are sick or in nursing homes, Since … Continue reading

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I Didn’t call for any Reason

My phone rang. As I picked it up I recognized the caller as my nephew. The physical distance between us prohibits meeting for coffee. I said “hello” and he responded with “hello”. This was followed by silence. I asked how … Continue reading

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