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Archive for April, 2016

Last Sunday we had the privilege of celebrating the story of the 5 martyrs in Ecuador who opened the door for the Waorani people to find faith. One of the things that Jamie Saint shared really got me as I struggle with trying to edit God’s story. All of a sudden it became clear to me […]

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Dear Harold, In an effort to build the discipline of gratitude I am writing an “old-school” thank you note each week.  On the weekend a group of us from the old days at DFB (Waldrons, Andersons, Bradburys, Minnix’ Clemetsons. etc) were meeting at our monthly Bible study and, as usual, some of what we have […]

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Hinged on grace

I am once again struck by the incomprehensibility of grace.  God’s scandalous response to sin and death and hell is amazing grace.  I fear I am too quick to deny grace in my own life, let alone in the life of anyone else; I tend to diminish it and push it away in my effort […]

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Dear Janis, I am writing a thank you note each week as a discipline to increase my gratitude.  In honor of your birthday, I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for being my friend! I am grateful for the history we share; there are so many memories that I would be hard pressed to choose my […]

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Today at the garden bingo luncheon at church we were talking about some of the strength finders and personality tests and what we each were….it is interesting and for the record: I am an INTJ on the Myers-Briggs I am a Beaver with otter as my secondary. I am Earth  with Water as a secondary […]

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Dear Lauren, In 2016, I decided to write an old- school thank you note each week as a disciple to gratitude, and last week I was at the LA Festival of Books and saw more than one title illustrated by you! I felt so proud and humbled by the privilege of knowing you and grateful […]

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  Happy Anniversary! April 11, 2016       One year later! It’s crazy how marriage has the propensity to set the course of your life. Even when circumstances are filled with trouble and weakness, marriage provides the strength to face the worst, while holding hands with the best. You two have one year under your […]

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When I was a child, I was enchanted by the music and the magic of the film Mary Poppins.  She was my heroine. I wanted to live in a world where toys cleaned up after themselves and carousel horses left the merry-go-round.  I listened to the 33 1/3 album that my mom got from Necco […]

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April Fool’s day

Interesting day….there are so many theories about how and when this day got started.  Who really knows and perhaps that is the best joke of all! Some say that it has its roots in the resurrection, when Jesus got the last laugh over death.  Others say that it is really about the French calendar reform, […]

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