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Blessed by Ancient Words


From September to May I am involved in an in-depth, structured Bible Study at BSF.  Every year during the summer I like to find something easier and lighter to study.  Seth was telling me recently that he had been so blessed lately by listening to hymns sung by a choir in a cathedral with a…

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There has been a lot in the news this week about reopening.  One of the things that seems to be fueling the lifting of stay-at-home orders, is a letter/petition sent by 600 doctors, to president Trump.  It wrote about the lock-down as a “mass casualty incident.”  They point out that cancer screenings are way down. …

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Why Join A Church?


“Why Bother with Church Membership?” I’ve been asked the question before. Sometimes it’s said with genuine curiosity “So explain to me what membership is all about.” Other times it’s said with a tinge of suspicion “So tell me again, why do you think I should become a member?” as if joining the church automatically signed…

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Virtues to Pray for Your Child


I wanted to circle back to my posts about virtues that we can pray for our children. These days, I have found our family praying in thankfulness more than ever before. We have much to be thankful for… health, home, protection, jobs,  food to eat, health of family and friends, church community throughout this isolation…

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SPRINGS OF WATER May 5, 2020   Where does it all come from, seeming endless supply? Out of the rock and ground? Water that satisfies! Washing, cleansing, scrubbing, bathing, cleaning, rinsing, Showers, pouring, clearing; my soul’s purifying.   Such sweetness on hot days, oases in hot years. Washing suffering’s tears and bringing joyous tears. Satisfying,…

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An Ever-present Help


I’ve been doing a study in the Psalms this year.  This week, I hit Psalm 46.  What a gift to hit this Psalm with all that is going on with COVID-19!  Let me give you a few verses:   “God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear,…

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