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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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April 27, 2014

Psalm 34:8, Hard Hats, Safety Glasses and Work Boots

Psalm 32:8 I will guide and teach you the way you should go. I will give you good advice and watch over you. (written FebrUary 2009) It's been 3 1/2 years since my brother GORDON got lost in the mountains and died of hypothermia before he was found. And I have been going through a...

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April 24, 2014

The Year Easter Found me (When I Thought I Had Lost It)


April 19, 2014

Redemption & Resurrection

I Peter 1:18-19  It was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the preciuos blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.  All week long I have had this scripture in my concious...

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February 27, 2014

A few words about a Fence Post

  joining with Diedre Riggs and The Sunday Community     From my August 2008 journal. The truth doesn’t change Just the details! Psalm 63:8 I hold on to you for dear life. And you hold me steady as a post. The Message A random photo while walking a country lane on Saturday. So much...

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February 23, 2014

two things are true when the pieces don’t fit

Recently I visited Fort Sheridan Beachon the north shore of Lake Michigan and this is what I saw as I got out of the car. By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see: eternal power, for instance,...

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