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Recognizing the “Hound of Heaven”

The “Hound of Heaven” is a well-known poem written by Frances Thomas more than a hundred years ago. It is long, which is important for those of us with faith through aging eyes.  I recommend reflectively reading the whole poem. … 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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With Friends Like These…

I sent out an email this morning to a few of my friends letting them know that I was in a tough place.  That I couldn’t track God in this story. Here’s what they replied: “God is faithful based on … Continue reading

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I Loved You Right Away

I received an email from a precious friend asking me to rejoice with her about the birth of her first grandchild. It prompted the memory of this poem that I wrote almost five years ago after I had appointed myself … 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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