Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

I Want to Resemble My Father

This is a picture of me at 10 weeks old. It is Easter Sunday 1943. I found it in a little worn and water stained baby book in which my mother had written down little details of my beginnings. On … Continue reading

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I’ve Driven Off the Beaten Path

This is a picture of the GPS in my car. The red line on the left is the highway. The red arrow near the middle is my car. How did this happen? I don’t seem to be driving on a … Continue reading

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The Freedom to be the Receiver of Grace

 Yesterday someone told me that aging brings with it a resistance to being a receiver. A fear of dependence surfaces the childish response, “I can do it myself.”  An offer to help a person in such a place is likely … Continue reading

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If It Doesn’t’ Hurt

How many of us are looking for a pain free life? Is a pain free path the one that will take us where we really want to go? I am working with a personal trainer with the goal of getting … Continue reading

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Maybe I Just Don’t Realize It

My grandchildren, ages 4 and 6, thought it would be fun to hide in our house so that when their mother picked them up she would not be able to find them. One potential hiding place was an empty ottoman … Continue reading

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You Will Never Lose Power Again

These were the parting words of the electrician when he finished the complex work of installing a generator that will automatically kick in when there is a storm or some other interruption of power to our house. He left us … Continue reading

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Being Reminded of Who Hears Our Prayers

As I am journeying through a Lenten devotional based on the Book of Common Prayer I am finding each morning that the written prayer begins and ends with these words: O,God ______________________________, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and … Continue reading

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Created in His Image (Part 2)

In my first post with this title I talked about the possibility of joy being a shared experience with God because we have been created in His image. I have that same question about our ability to carry the pain … Continue reading

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What Child Is This?

I have been asked to bring a message at a Christmas Brunch for Senior Adults using the title, “What Child Is This?” The question could be answered with one word or expanded upon for hours. I will be expected to … Continue reading

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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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