Tag Archives: Pastor

We Need Some Fresh Ideas

I was asked to retrieve some stories from the people who were part of the beginning days of our church; those who had been a part of the fellowship for more than fifty years. One anecdote came to my mind … Continue reading

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Driven by Gratitude

I was walking out of the chapel recently having just led a Memorial Service for one of our seniors when I met her. She seemed to be searching for something or someone so I asked if I could help. She … Continue reading

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Does Prayer Matter?

by Shirlee Vandegrift This week I was blessed with an answer to a prayer I never uttered. Someone must have been praying for me recently. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Plus about 6 years ago. It is a progressive and … Continue reading

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What Is a BLOG?

By Shirlee Vandegrift My God, My Friend, You are the Maker of all things in Creation.  We give you the praise and glory for all of them; or most of them.  We cannot hold back our admiration and adoration and … Continue reading

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It’sTime to Head Home

For the past year and a half the relentless recurrence of medical challenges has revealed the deep sacrificial love that is the fabric of this marriage. No one would have been critical if there had been some expression of lament from … Continue reading

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Stay Open to the Holy Spirit

This was the summary advice I was given when I asked a retired pastor who is nearing 90 years old to give me a word of wisdom. He focused on the question and explained further. Let the Spirit guide every … Continue reading

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What Do You Say When…

What do you say when there is nothing to say? My friend had been battling leukemia for many years. The dreaded waiting period between the routine blood draws and the test reports had become fraught with familiar anxiety. I waited … Continue reading

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The Weaver’s Skillful Hand

This is a continuation of my conversation with Pastor Pete. As we maintained a steady but comfortable eye contact I asked “What do you know for sure about God?” He repeated thoughtfully, “… about God.” It wasn’t’ the question he … Continue reading

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Something Good About You

by Roselyn Staples I could hardly wait to get there. I had very careful directions along a winding country road…, “when you have gone a mile you will see a school bus sign, turn your left blinker on immediately and … Continue reading

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