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Life Notes

Life is certainly one of our more eloquent teachers! When I wade through the mundane and the ordinary there is always good, solid wisdom to be had. Profound is usually smiling just below the surface of daily ritual, waiting for those three seconds of whole hearted awareness we’re capable of. This is where God often speaks uninterrupted. And this is where I like most to listen, and on a good day, take notes.

Homesick

The first time I spent a night alone away from my parents, I slept at my grandparents’ house about 10 miles from home. I remember …

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Beliefs and Facts

On a weekend evening my husband and I turned to a YouTube video debate among two distinguished English science professors. Both men taught in the …

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Taking Care of Stuff

Years ago the now-deceased comedian, George Carlin, created a hilarious skit about “Stuff.” I can relate to the material. Tomorrow a rodent control business is …

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Navigating Transition

I enjoy a variety of interests so it’s fairly easy for me to become involved in groups and issues. One of my latest adventures is …

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Deconstructing Life

Several years ago I watched images of horrendous loss for the people of Japan. Rivers of cars, airplanes, boats, houses, possessions all washed away or …

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Attention, Please

Several times this week I have asked for opinions on the appropriate response to the practice of texting messages during church services and small group …

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A Persistent Bother

I’m dealing with insidious plant life in my yard. We have a new variety that has crept under the pool enclosure and fills in every …

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Can We Be Too Kind?

Have you ever been in one of those driving situations where you are behind another car and that driver decides to be a “really nice …

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Jonah People

My three-year-old grandson enjoys watching cartoon videos and I often treat him to one when he stays with me for a day. I usually watch …

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The Gift of Time

This week I am struck by issues with time. Not just my use of time, but our expectations for time. I learned of a young …

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