Remember and Celebrate

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November 8, 2017

A Friend, Twelve Years In The Making

It is 12:32am November 8th as I write this. In just 6 1/2 hours it will be twelve years since I heard the words, “He’s gone” after waiting and hoping and praying for 32 hours my brother would be found – missing in the Montana mountains on a hunting trip. (I wrote about it HERE: ...

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November 1, 2017

Family Matters (“Matters” Is A Verb) Part 2

This week’s post is Part Two of a three-part series written by me to my children and is a continuation from last week. Go HERE to read “Family Matters: Matters is a Verb, Part 1” if you missed it last week. *********************************************************** Family Reunions  were the best part of “going home” when we made our...

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October 29, 2017

Remember and Celebrate on Sunday: Backward and Upside Down Beauty

Did you know a drop of water reflects and turns an image upside down and backward. It changes the perspective of the light, the image, and the color. So does this clear glass ball which is a part of the lobby window treatment at our favorite Chicago hotel where we were celebrating our 46th anniversary....

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October 21, 2017

Remember & Celebrate on Sunday – Seasons and Geese

The Changing of Seasons; of Geese, Flying South. It happens each year about now. They take a respite on Lake Opeka on their way south. It’s not that I love geese so much. In fact, I’d much rather they stay up in the air, flying wherever they fly, instead of hanging around “my” lake and messing...

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October 20, 2017

Joy and Sadness – “Inside Out” Movie Got Right

It’s sunset time here at the Lake. Your Creation, Lord, does its work. (I talked about that HERE last weekend.) The chatter in my head fades away. And in the silence, my friend, Sadness, cautiously peeks out to see if it’s safe. I’ve been ignoring her - much of today spent in what I now...

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October 12, 2017

Emotions – You Can trust them – A Book Review/Recommendation

Emotions – Can you trust them?  “Yes,” says Marc Alan Schelske in his newly released book, The Wisdom of Your Heart – Discovering the God-Given Purpose and Power of Your Emotions. Emotions he says, are given to us by the God who, himself, loves and has emotions. “They (emotions) are almost always telling us something true...

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October 8, 2017

Remember & Celebrate on the Weekend #3 – Noticing

A few thoughts and an image on the weekend – (“Noticing” at Lake Opeka) Jesus, Do you have something here for me today?  As I sit down here beside the lake I realize something. I used to come and simply be quiet for a while when I arrived.  Now I find myself sitting down, picking...

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September 16, 2017

Remembering and Celebrating on the Weekend #1 – Simply Noticing

Remember – to call to mind again.Creating a visual helps me do this. Celebrate – has to do with rejoicing/praising/ marking an occasion with others. Today, on Sunday, I Remember and Celebrate with you, my readers. ************************************************* You can read about Remember and Celebrate by clicking HERE  if you are new to the blog.

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December 15, 2016

Still He Comes- An Advent Reflection

I didn’t set out to post advent reflections this year. I haven’t been following any Advent guide. I have been listening to the sermons each Sunday and paying attention to what God might have for me during this time time of Advent and the celebration of the coming King. This  view outside my living room...

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December 9, 2016

Comfort and Peace – Advent

Second Sunday in Advent Comfort & Peace Life on the Vine Christian Community On a snowy second Sunday of Advent, this year, the sermon was about Hannah, and Eli, the priest, who sees her crying in the temple and accuses her of drunkenness. She tells him why she is praying (she has not been able...

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