How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” Isaiah 52:7

Just Breathe

This week I get the pleasure of attending a women’s development conference. I have been looking forward to this time of renewal and anticipated the hope of new friends and amazing fellowship for the last few months! During this time I was asked to read a couple of books (The...

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Church Shoes

Author Unknown   I showered and shaved, I adjusted my tie. I got there and sat in a pew just in time. Bowing my head in prayer, as I closed my eyes. I saw the shoe of the man next to me touching my own, I sighed.   ‘With plenty...

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Excessive Apology and Prayer

My friend Ruth never learned how to drive, and her 85-year-old body had begun to slow her down from the extensive walking she had always previously enjoyed. Years ago, a friend of ours from our Sitka church passed away. No problem: I’d pick Ruth up when I drove by her...

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A Shameless Plug

What is it about God’s children gathering together that transcends the ordinary? Even when it feels a little awkward or uncomfortable, it still makes me glow to spend time eating, and fellowshipping, and worshipping with other believers – even if I barely know them. And I am a shy person....

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One Restless Night

Music directors, I believe, are in the same category as retail owners.  We are always looking ahead to the next season. What is going to be the latest style and best seller?  During Christmas I was looking for our Easter (palm Sunday) program and nothing I saw inspired me.  I...

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Always

Throughout my walk with God (and yes, I am guilty of it too!) I have heard the following phrases, “God be with us in this place” or “Be with us in our travels.” “Be with me while I make this decision.” What does that say about all the other times?...

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I’ll

  Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.      Isaiah 41:10   A couple of months ago I was invited to...

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Don’t Push the River

In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s,  Don’t Push the River by Barry Stevens was a very “hip” book. The full-photo cover almost caused me to read no further. That cover shows an elderly, gray-haired, heavy-set woman with outstretched arms wearing a full-length, long-sleeved, shapeless, itchy-linen shift dress. Her enraptured...

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Home Is Where…

During Craig’s message on the Sunday or Monday before Christmas, asking about where home is, I recalled several answers and wonder how many know these. “Home is where the heart is.” “Home is where you hang your hat.” I like this last, which I first heard from Dad. He has...

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An Unexpected Surprise

Last week Scott and I were able to pull off one huge surprise for Emmett and Sawyer, KITTENS!!! We had been planning on getting those kittens for Christmas for a few weeks. We had officially adopted them and were counting down the time until Christmas morning when they would join...

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