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Category: Spiritual Disciplines

March 1, 2017

My Uneasy Relationship with Ash Wednesday

Those of you who have been reading my blog for a long time might remember me writing about my difficulty attending my first Ash Wednesday Service. Since writing this, I have also buried my Dad.  I still haven’t been to another Ash Wednesday service.  I will spend time with Jesus each day and see where...

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January 27, 2016

Sacred Spaces

I am part of an online group of women who are what I like to call, “of a certain age.” I think it’s women over 50 and on this my 68th birthday, I am reminded I qualify with flying colors. Each week there is a word for us to ponder on or maybe even blog...

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August 2, 2014

Be Still . . . Be Quiet

“Be still, and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10 Sometimes what my soul needs is to sit quietly. Absorbing the sounds of rippling water, I have no agenda no prayer requests. I have been eyeing this quiet nook a couple times a week, all summer long. Often I have considered how I might get...

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July 20, 2014

Still Water, Lilies and Trust

There it was, right in front of me. exquisite beauty in the waning daylight still water and brilliant yellow lilies And all I could think of were the words of Jesus in Matthew 6:28 & 29 “Consider: the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil or spin, yet I tell you, even...

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May 7, 2014

How to Memorize When You Can’t Memorize?

Ephesians 1:3,4 How blessed is God. And what a blessing he is. He is the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ. And he takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid the earth’s foundation He had us in mind, and had Settled on us the focus of his love...

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April 16, 2014

Taste/See

Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Sitting by the lake with my granola bar and my ½ decaf/ ½ hot water/extra milk/two Splenda coffee God reminds of something I already know. He’s like that when we pay attention. He likes to speak...

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April 5, 2014

Ps 42:8 A Prayer to the God of my life

Psalm 42 has long been a favorite of mine. Over the years, this is where I go when “my soul is cast down". A couple weeks ago I paraphrased Psalm 42:1 in my own words. (CLICK HERE.) As I continued spending time in this short Psalm, I was taken with verse 8. And well, I...

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March 10, 2014

Engaging my heart with God through scripture

Linking with Diana Trautwein (Just Wondering ) for the conclusion of  “Living the Questions” Series.  This week the question is “What do I do with all the hard/weird stuff in the Bible.”    I am with Diana on this – even though there is hard/weird stuff in the Bible,  I am willing to let the hard...

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September 11, 2012

Rest for the Mind and comfort

August 2009:  I am exhausted, in need of comfort, having spent the past two months intensely caring for mom and dad.  At last,  a chance to get away for a few quiet days at our favorite place.  Christmas Mountain, Wisconsin I’ll  catch up, process, plan, get organized.  As I share with Galen how exhausted I...

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August 26, 2012

Worship in my own words – Part 2

Today I continue with my paraphrase of Before the Throne of God Above. See verse verse one HERE   When Satan tempts me to despair And tells me of the guilt within Upward I look and see Him there Who made an end to all my sin. Satan tried to make me believe I am...

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