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Faith through Aging Eyes

As a relatively “young” person assigned to ministry with Senior Adults, I deliberately chose to use the word “we” when addressing “our” group. Over the years, awareness gradually dawned: aging people look old to other people but they don’t feel … Continue reading

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Too Much Red Ink

It’s not hard to remember the sinking feeling that came with getting an assignment back from a teacher and finding it all marked up with red ink. It’s not a very long journey from, “I got a failing grade” to … Continue reading

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When “Thankful” Is a Choice

I am awakened this morning by the strong purr and gentle paw of my cat, Takker. I am reminded that he was given to me as a gift ten years ago today. He has been and is a source of … Continue reading

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The Grace to be Diminished

I first heard this phrase several years ago from a wise mother speaking of parenting her adult children. It refers to the expensive love of a parent pouring sacrificially into their child with the goal of this child being able … Continue reading

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Freedom to Seek Extravagance

It is one of those phone calls that melt my heart. My granddaughter, age 6, is asking me to take her to the store. She’s only initiated phone contact a few times so her planning this event for us to … 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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And He Cried

I heard a story this week told by a friend from India who has served as a missionary there, in her home country, for many years. As we talked she was reminded of a time, decades ago, when some refugees … Continue reading

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There Is Someone Waiting for Me

I typed the destination into my GPS. I was headed to a retreat for a group of women who had been in a Bible Study together for 40 years. I felt honored to be asked to lead them. The first … Continue reading

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Finding a Treasure

Remember the autograph books we passed around in grade school (now called elementary). One would expect to see little rhymes and affirmations of friendship. This book, discovered by a friend of mine, was special in itself being dated 1884.   … Continue reading

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What God Wants for Me

This morning a friend prayed that I would embrace what God wants for me as well as what he wants from me. It dove tailed with my reflections on my recent visit from my six-year-old grandchild. This visit was a … Continue reading

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