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Pockets

My paternal grandfather was quick witted, savvy in business, one of the first to be there to help– with a hammer, a hand, or the shirt off his back. He was a hero to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but most … Continue reading

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alumni

My graduating class just celebrated our thirtieth anniversary with a class reunion. I was unable to attend due to distance and scheduling, but I laughed and smiled at the pictures of people with whom I spent my high school years. … Continue reading

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sight

Every day I put in my contacts, blink, and see far distances, crisp lines, and clear colors.  I admit I take it for granted most days.  Being able to see what is in front of me, coming toward me, the … Continue reading

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telling stories

Throughout my life I have been surrounded by natural story-tellers.  My paternal grandpa was the best story-teller ever. He could bring the grit, the laughter, or the event, to the forefront and make you feel like you were a silent … Continue reading

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Courage anyway

Poor Joseph.  He is so often a supporting character to the Christmas story when he should be seen as the one of the main characters.  Joseph had every right, according to Jewish law, to surrender Mary to be stoned to death … Continue reading

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growing goodness

” For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;  and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.  For … Continue reading

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Patches

My favorite past times include knitting, baking, and quilting. At the moment I am working on a blanket made from patches or pieces of fabric, called an English paper quilt.  The most common pattern is called “Grandmother’s Flower Garden.”  My quilt looks … Continue reading

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I need you

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see,” (Hebrews 11:1). Faith: “complete trust or confidence in someone or something; strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, … Continue reading

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Walk Worthy

On this date, 57 years ago, Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Pete Fleming, Roger Youderain, and Ed McCully went into the jungles of Ecuador to preach the Gospel to an unreached people group and were martyred for what they believe.  They … Continue reading

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Legacies

I received an e-mail today from my son’s small group leader.  He was introducing himself and his co-leader to the parents and sharing some of the upcoming events for the small group.  I wrote back and told him that I … Continue reading

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