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

GRAUPEL, GRAUPEL EVERYWHERE

This morning when I took Ramona and Obie out at 4:30am it was raining like crazy. Of course, dachshunds HATE rain as I think I’ve mentioned before concerning my two four-legged family members. I’m sure Ken and I look rather ridiculous to our early riser neighbors as we stand out...

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Best Friends Forever

The other day I heard a song, ‘7 Years’ by Lukas Graham. The first line of the song stuck with me and floated around my head for several days. It begins with, ‘Once I was 7 years old, my momma told me, go make yourself some friends so you won’t...

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A Bigger, Better Plan

A few months back I received a package in the mail from a Christian radio station. Inside was a letter thanking me for my $450.00 donation and for subscribing to the book club. They were so kind that they even enclosed my first book. After the shock wore off I...

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Here I Am Lord

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8 There is a saying that “He who sings prays twice.” I think that is a fitting analogy for many of our...

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Lesson in Humility

Well, Super Bowl 50 is in the record books. I don’t know if you were a Broncos fan or a Panther fan or you simply didn’t watch. We watched but really didn’t have a “dog in the fight” so we were fairly neutral. I was probably pulling a little more...

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Unseen helpers

On the eve of my first official Sunday Service in Bovill, I was in a flat out panic. This was not a simple kind of panic but rather the kind that probably called for some sort of medical intervention.  After I’d paced, fretted, read and re-read my sermon, threatened to...

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Prayerful Moments

Am I praying in the “right way?” As a youngster, I prayed, “Now I lay me down to sleep…” before drifting off . In church, I learned how to bow my head and be silent, to kneel sometimes when praying, to stand and sing prayers aloud. But, I never really...

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The Report on the Annual Report

Thanks to a lot of hard work by a lot of people, our 2015 Annual Report is out! This is a major project for us in the office. It’s a killer too because it’s squeezed in right after all the Christmas programs and activates – which is a really busy...

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Colors of the Rainbow

Papiha Ghosh once said, “In my soul, I am still that small child who did not care about anything else but the beautiful colors of a rainbow.” I love this quote, not only because I am a teacher and I’m blessed to see into the minds of children who love...

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A TIME FOR EVERYTHING

I thought I would deviate a bit this week from my usual Pet Theology. Sometimes life presents a different view from the silliness and joy of my dachshunds. I’ve enjoyed listening to Pastor Craig’s sermons on living and dying well. This past weekend a situation gave me a moment to...

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