Category Archives: Reflections

Happy New Year!

Every fall, I go a little crazy. Just a little, mind you. We have a big, beautiful tree in our front yard that provides wonderful shade to the west side of our house. Throughout the year I rake up the … Continue reading

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A Blue Christmas

Joy and Pain The little boy toddle-ran across the family room after spotting his favorite blankie in the corner. Just before he got there, though, he tripped and fell hard. Usually one to catch himself with his hands, this time the 16 month old … Continue reading

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Listening for Advent’s Promises – Hope

This season before Christmas we’re focusing on the theme Listening for the Promise. Each week, we’ll explore different promises associated with Advent. Our readings this week speak of God’s promise of hope, and of what it means to live with … Continue reading

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Listening for Advent’s Promises – Jesus is Coming!

This season before Christmas we’re focusing on the theme Listening for the Promises. Each week, we’ll explore a different aspect of the promises God gives us surrounding the birth of Jesus. Our readings this week speak of a promise, and … Continue reading

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God of Refuge, God of Strength

Choosing a “Base” I enjoy watching my younger daughter, Amy, on the playground at the park or in our backyard. She loves to play chase and hide and go seek with her cousins or with new friends she makes at … Continue reading

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A Surprising Faith

When you’re a child, a wind up jack in the box can provide a marvelous surprise. Turn the crank around and around, and pretty soon the top pops open and good ole Jack jumps up. Giggles and laughter abound! Surprise!! … Continue reading

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Our Response to the Gospel – Acts 2.22-41; John 8.48-59

When the Gospel message of God’s love revealed in Jesus Christ touches our hearts, it creates a response in us. The two arrows on the picture on the right represent this choice: one arrow going up toward God, the other … Continue reading

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