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No Sunday Shoes

I carefully chose clothes to wear to church today. I tried to find something that is casual but respectful of an environment that facilitates the worship of God. I wore nice slacks, a black top and a classy black and … Continue reading

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Everyday Awe

A hospital visit today has prompted me to search my heart for what I take for granted. The friend I visited has been an active leader in the Senior Adult Ministry of our church. Health challenges have limited her participation … Continue reading

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Where to Build the Church?

As a group of pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago we were very interested in the story of our hotel, Casa Bendariz. The owner, through a translator from a traveling Spanish family, told us that the house that we were … 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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Faith through Childhood Eyes

I am thankful for a childhood faith that delighted in the wonder of God’s creation, trusted Jesus for anything and wanted to live for Him. As a child I always knew where to find God. One of his favorite places … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Prayer

(from brothers and sisters around the world). Last week I had the stunning privilege of talking to a group of international guests and asking them to teach me what God was teaching them about prayer. The first to respond was … Continue reading

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Where Did They Go?

by Shirlee Vandegrift Recently, in the process of cleaning out drawers and shelves I made many trips down memory lane.  At home the trips had to do with my children.  I have four.  They are in their 40s and 50s, … Continue reading

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