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Archive for April, 2017

Hope is a Weapon

These are words I penned 3/21/09.  I wanted to add some new/more thoughts about hope so read below…. Happy Spring! The season of renewal and hope! Today Jim had several visitors and worked hard on his Physical therapy in the morning. After lunch we drove to LA for his planning session with the radiology department, […]

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Via Dolorosa

The Stations of the Cross – The Passion Week took on a whole new meaning since going to Israel!  I walked the streets where Jesus carried my sin to Golgotha.  We started at the top of the Mt. of Olives near Bethany.  We walked to the Garden of Gethsemane and then up the Ascent to […]

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Pedro Conejo

A friend reminded me of Jim’s sleight-of-hand trick with the yellow foam bunnies today.  He always had jokes and tricks ready to go, and kept them in his pocket! In fact, I cannot remember a time since I met him in 1977 that he was not always at the ready.  He wore out several sets […]

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Palm Sunday Parade

I had the privilege of teaching in the BYKOTA adult fellowship on Sunday.  Here is a brief synopsis of what I shared about the Triumphal Entry of Christ: I love a parade.  The Rose Parade is spectacular and so is the Main Street Electrical parade.  Parades are always fun events.  Even though they are different […]

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Dear Connor and Emily,   The Lord intended for us to remember! He set up holidays and celebrations to become traditions because he knows how forgetful we are. Even the 5th commandment to remember the Sabbath is an opportunity, not for us to amuse (which literally means to not ponder) ourselves but to refresh and […]

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Silence

The decade syndrome.  Jim used to joke that he did everything by decades: 10.5 years on staff in Downey. 10 years in Scottsdale. 10 in Illinois at Trinity.  Then when we moved back to CA and he got sick and died after 4.5 years so I thought that the syndrome only applied to him!  Yet […]

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