Category Archives: Christian Life

A Life of Consequence

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Wouldn’t it be nice if we could live comfortable happy lives? No challenges. No difficulties. No pain. No rejection. Without consciously thinking in those terms, I think I wanted such an untried and untested existence. The challenges, difficulties, pain and … Continue reading

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Maturity: Grace, Truth and Time

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How would you define maturity? I know it when I see it, but it’s surprisingly difficult to verbalize. According to psychologist and author Henry Cloud, maturity can be defined as follows: “Immaturity is when we ask life to meet our demands … Continue reading

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Closet Full of Memories

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I’m at ThePerennialGen blog this morning, writing about decades of fashion choices still in my closet and the memories they evoke. My closet contains decades of fashion choices. Yes, I own a skirt that I remember wearing to work in … Continue reading

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A Life of Pondering

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December features stories of miracles. Angels appeared to Mary, Joseph and to the Bethlehem shepherds announcing the birth of the Son of God, Jesus, the Messiah. For Mary, right in the middle of it all, it must have been a … Continue reading

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Better Than Technology

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On a rainy Saturday afternoon my husband decided to clear the clutter on his desk, which led to tossing of obsolete electronics. He had twenty year old Palm Pilots on his desk. Who knows why – we haven’t touched them … Continue reading

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When Your Life is Shipwrecked

This photo was taken on the island of Malta in the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. There really is a St. Paul’s Shipwreck Church on Malta and  Paul really did survive a shipwreck somewhere on the shores of the island. Why Visit … Continue reading

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Marriage: Then and Now

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If you’ve been married for more than twenty or twenty-five years, what would your current self say to your newlywed self about marriage? Dan and I have been married for thirty six years, and I’m asking myself the following questions: … Continue reading

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Follow the American Dream or Jesus

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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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