Thursday, December 2 2021 - 5:34 AM

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.

Learning to Listen

I couldn’t wait any longer to be able to hear clearly. I put up with some diminished and muffled sound in my left ear for …

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Christmas Cactus People

Christmas cactus plant

My mother always owned a Christmas cactus. It was often tucked away in a cool spare bedroom during the fall, thus nurtured for blooming. So …

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Spiritual Autism

woman on cell phone

In past years I have experienced working or living near people who either had family members diagnosed on the Autism Disorder Spectrum, or in whom …

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Grandparent Alienation

little girl with drawing of family

“…how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing” (Matthew …

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Only One Sibling

two boys in the swimming pool

After our son’s family left our home last weekend, my husband and I commented on the aggression and competitiveness observed between the two grandsons. Swimming …

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New Life

cat and dog

We are awaiting the addition of a family member. In about three weeks, we are picking up a puppy to join our furry home companions. …

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Rest from Response

cell phone

Having returned from my first transcontinental journey, I have a lot to get used to again. Besides being with good friends and awesome scenery, I …

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In the Middle

old calendar

I am part of a privileged generation born in the middle of the 20th century. I have known people born in three centuries! My grandparents …

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Divine Appointment

man not getting through on phone

I’ll never forget my education in the matters of God’s divine appointments. It happened in my first year as a pastor. I was heading to …

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