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Finding Joy in a Funeral

         My daughter Karin’s funeral procession, nine years ago, brings a smile every time I think about it.          The line of cars from the church to the cemetery extended out of sight.  With such a large cortege, the Cary, … Continue reading

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Anybody Here Found Joy in the Midst of Sorrow

The Shakespearean quote from the opening of Twelfth Night, “If music be the food of love, play on,” was meant with a negative connotation to suit the purpose of his play.  Yet, I prefer to use that sentence to mean … Continue reading

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Christmas is Here!

What makes the gift of His son, Jesus, indescribable?  More than I can count, but the basics include: The miracle birth — born of a virgin, announced by angels, and wise men saw a miraculous star which led them to … Continue reading

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I Am Admitting Something Which May Make You Angry

  I always have trouble with this time of year:  Lent, Good Friday. . .   I do not want to deal with the deep visceral effect to myself from reflecting on the physical, emotional, and spiritual sufferings of Jesus.  I … Continue reading

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Knowing Peace = No Fretting

I have been blessed by my Community Bible Study over the past two years.  Last year, we learned about Paul’s missionary journeys in the Book of Acts.  This year, the studies included Paul’s letters to the Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, … Continue reading

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A Dozen Ways to Achieve Ecstasy with Some Days at the Beach

Seeing the sunrise over the ocean reminding you there is a God who loves  you very much. Watching the waves continuously pounding one after another washing away any nagging thoughts on your mind. Flying a kite allowing your soul to … Continue reading

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A Pet Peeve

“Have a good day” is probably the most common way of bidding a person farewell, whether friend or stranger.  It is an upbeat parting with good wishes for anyone.  Yet that expression is making an assumption all is on an … Continue reading

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