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Being a Child of God

“The Robin and the Sparrow” Said the robin to the sparrow, “I should really like to know, Why these anxious human beings Rush about and worry so.” Said the sparrow to the robin, “Friend I think that it must be, That they have no Heavenly … Continue reading

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Encountering Jesus on the Street

On my journey to know God more intimately I am working on spending the day in ongoing conversation with Him. This morning I said, “I’m not getting out of bed until you say something to me”. My tone was not … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of Suffering

God gives us glimpses into His heart by inviting us in to the fellowship of suffering. Suffering is often a uniquely personal place that defies our known ways of sharing; defies our being understood. Therefore, that which is of itself … Continue reading

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God’s Interesting Intimacy

I have long been aware that God speaks to me in a myriad of ways. I love them all, but am especially intrigued by the times when He answers my heart cry with a melody. Usually, it is a song … Continue reading

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Weakened by Joy

I found myself so overcome with joy this week that I was too weak to pray. My thoughts went to the teaching in Romans where we learn that the Holy Spirit helps us. It says that the Spirit intercedes for … Continue reading

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Realigning My Periscope

I have one area of my life where the Presence of God is blurred. I know, cognitively, that God is good. An African greeting begins: “God is good,” followed by the response:“ All the time.” The greeting goes on: “All … Continue reading

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It’s REAL Now

I have known for a few months that the wheels have been set in motion for me to administer my Aunt’s living trust. We have met with her attorney and I understand that my designated role is irrevocable. I have … Continue reading

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Pastoral Prayer for Thanksgiving Worship Service

“Be joyful always, pray continuously, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ.” The God we are worshipping today is the Loving Father Who welcomes His children. Today our Father wants us to come … Continue reading

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Celebrate

I bought this glass at Goodwill.  I smiled as I paid $.99 each for six. The reason this was amusing to me is that I had donated these champagne glasses last week when, in an obsessive fury, I filled boxes … Continue reading

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Riding Without Training Wheels!

I had just asked God how He wanted to reveal Himself to me today when my phone notified me that someone had left a message. It was my seven-year-old granddaughter. (I gave myself permission to interrupt my reflective time with … Continue reading

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