Author Archives: Judy

Follow the American Dream or Jesus

When I was younger, my goals were not well formed. I followed my perception of the crowd, and I didn’t necessarily know who or what the crowd was following. I realize now that the overarching, and often unspoken, intention of … Continue reading

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Notes From an Old Bible – Part 2

In my last post, I recorded verses that were important to me out of the Old Testament of a very well used Bible. Now it’s the New Testament’s turn. Here are some underlined New Testament passages. “Therefore do not worry … Continue reading

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Notes From an Old Bible

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For years I loved my big NIV Study Bible, and I felt free to underline, write notes, and generally make it my own. Unfortunately, half of Genesis fell out of the book, and I had to move on to a … Continue reading

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Four Things You Can Always Expect from God

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We have a way of shaping expectations in our minds. But this way, the responsibility is on us, and we can become unsettled, even angry, if they fail to become reality. My 7-year-old grandson is famous for this. Recently, when … Continue reading

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Still Discovering My Vocation

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Discovering my vocation has been like following my iPhone when I don’t know where I’m going. It tells me the next turn, and only the next turn, on a need to know basis. God only knows – and I mean … Continue reading

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Charlottesville, Harvey and Compassion

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The unsettling rally in Charlottesville took place over three weeks ago, and in its wake we saw protests, removal of confederate statues, and a number of thoughtful news stories and editorials. Hurricane Harvey blew through southern Texas dumping massive amounts … Continue reading

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Why Do We Struggle to Rest?

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Rest is necessary and important physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We know that’s true. We know we need rest. Yet, we continue to resist rest. Why? The fourth commandment directs us to observe the Sabbath, to rest one day a week. … Continue reading

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Love Never Fails

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We say things like love will find a way, and love is all that matters, and love never fails. But then life happens. We get busy, caught up in our own desires and dwell on our differences…and we forget. It’s easy … Continue reading

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August Days

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It was a beautiful August day. There was a bright blue sky with interesting feathery clouds, warm temperatures, but not too humid, and the constant chorus of cicadas. It’s the sound of cicadas that stirs my memory. Days like this … Continue reading

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Open My Eyes

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The Wall Street Journal opened my eyes this morning. I was flabbergasted to read that many millennials do not realize that a $20 antenna is all one needs to watch network television. They were so used to paying for cable … Continue reading

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