Category Archives: Christian life

To Lent or Not to Lent?

I grew up in a Baptist tradition which did not recognize Lent. After all, “Lent” is not a Biblical term and Baptists try to remain true to the Word of God. Who made it up and what does it mean? … Continue reading

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Loving, Healing Words from Dr. Michelle Bengtson, Neuropsychologist

Today I am sharing Dr. Michelle’s blog post.  I hope her words are as meaningful to you as they are to me!   How Do I Love You? 8 Ways to Love

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A Memorial to Janet Eva Presher Herne

Janet’s 80th birthday party, Sept. 10, 2016 When 4 years old,  my big brother, 15, met Janet, 14, at church. They dated for 3 years, then wanted to marry, but, at their ages, could not without parental consent.  I remember … Continue reading

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When the New Year Begins with Troubles

The New Year’s beginning lacks uplifting moments.  In fact, my last post about the coming New Year having disappointments and sadness portends too much fact.  We have barely completed two weeks, and my heart breaks with the events of this … Continue reading

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The Softening of Grief – Remembering My Daughter

A young woman who lost her twin, Danny, a close friend of my son Greg, wrote to me a few months after Karin’s death about the hole in their family’s hearts, with the comforting words of “Karin was beautiful inside … Continue reading

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Two Amazing CT Articles on Forgiving Castro and Your Children SHOULD Believe in Santa

Today I read two articles, one from CT (Christianity Today) and the other from CT Women (Christianity Today Women), which I must share! The first on forgiveness — specifically, forgiveness of Castro’s astrocites — blows me away. Forgiveness is difficult … Continue reading

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Make It a Good Thanksgiving — Give of Yourself to Others

One of the blogs I follow is Ann Voskamp’s “A Holy Experience.”     She has just published a new book —The Broken Way.  After reading Chapter 6 — “What’s Even Better than a Bucket List,” I decided that chapter alone was … Continue reading

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