Wednesday, July 28 2021 - 12:47 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.

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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Welcome Home

welcome mat and sandals

Just this morning in the pre-dawn darkness, I hugged my son and daughter-in-law goodbye for a long journey to South America. Their car will stay …

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Crazy God

airport

Last weekend, we were sharing a meal with a group of friends, and we began to tell flights-gone-wrong stories. My husband related several in which …

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Necessary Endings

clock

When we come to the end of a calendar year, we naturally think about endings. Of course, there are many calendars depending upon your religion, …

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My Slow Movement

elderly couple exercising

“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry” (James 1:19 NIV). At points in my life, I have been …

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Leading with Presence

playing Chess

While reading in a devotional book, I came across some of the philosophy of Rabbi Edwin Friedman, who was also a specialist in family systems. …

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