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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 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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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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October 6, 2016

Beginnings? Now?

    It’s becoming increasingly clear the last couple of years – the time I have left to live is less than the time I have lived (coming up on age 70, fifteen months from now will do that). In light of my musings (more like distress) about traveling this final leg of my earthly journey,...

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September 4, 2014

Courage and Earthly Things

It’s 19 days “post op” (from Knee Replacement Surgery) and this is the picture and scripture that I kept before me during these days. God does show up in the earthly things. I have learned more about myself and I suspect some of that learning will show up in future posts. God has been with...

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August 17, 2014

Earthly things like surgery and God’s Voice

“There is no time, no place, no event so earthly that God cannot be there, speaking through them. These moments where earth is crammed with heaven. . . will go unnoticed| unless we realize the meek and the unassuming way that| God characteristically comes.” Ken Gire, Windows of the Soul Grand Rapids; Zondervan, 1996, 44)...

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May 12, 2014

Jesus, our Servant

John 21:9-13 “When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. Jesus said to them, ‘Bring some of the fish you have just caught.’ Simon Peter climbed aboard and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the...

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