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It is interesting how each of us have different memories which turn into traditions or anti- traditions. I grew up the oldest and hated Easter egg hunts because I always had to hunt in a separate room from my siblings. On the flip side, I love many of the traditions of Easter and was once […]

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Staff Words

Every day during this pandemic the staff are taking turns writing a thought or word of encouragement. I was on tap for today When the foundations crumble, what can the righteous do? Ps. 11:3 At the beginning of this year I had not really heard of the corona virus, Wuhan or Dr. Fauci. I never […]

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On Hold

So the other day I called my phone company to add a personal hotspot to one of the lines on my plan. I was on hold for over 2 hours so eventually the “soothing” music was not so soothing and I was worried that I would be cut off and have to start over. It […]

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Are you bored? Is sheltering at home driving you crazy? Have you binged watched until you want to puke? Have you cleaned and purged every corner of your living space? I have heard that word more in the last few weeks than I have in quite awhile so I felt compelled to share my views. […]

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This is something I wrote awhile ago and tweaked it last week as I thought about this current crisis. Keep your hope in the battle. President Trump said that we are at war with this pandemic. Since we are at war, I am reminded once again that, in addition to hand washing and human separation, hope […]

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XXX is a turkey in bowling. It is the number of days in most months. It is the age that Jesus started his public ministry. Abraham Lincoln said that a man should not make any serious decisions until he is 30. Well, Connor, it is too late for that philosophy, since you have already chosen […]

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The saying is “home sweet home” rather than “house sweet house” and the reason is obvious. The idea of home is so much more than a place. It is full of intangible things like love, comfort, safety and a strong sense of belonging, both those who belong to me and those to whom I belong. […]

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Running to Win

Today, I watched my son run a race; actually he and 8 friends ran a marathon (26.2 miles). I am proud of them all for finishing! I personally hate to run. I cannot imagine doing that for 4-6 minutes, let alone 4-6 hours! I often wish I had that kind of drive and commitment, but […]

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The heart of thankfulness is about remembering. So this season for my annual gratitude list, I will share a few things that I never want to forget. 11/1 Ps. 105:5 says to remember the wonderful works God has done. There is no way I could list them all, but today I am grateful for the […]

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So I finally found a copy of a letter I wrote to myself quite a long time ago. Now I am 60 so it is interesting to compare how life IS versus what I imagined and hoped it would be. Dear 60 year old Miriam (2019), If you are reading this, you have managed to […]

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