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Whoosh

Followers of Jesus are gathered in a room praying and waiting for God’s promised gift of the Holy Spirit to come to them.  Suddenly and without warning God bursts upon the scene, rearranging life with the force of tornado. A … Continue reading

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Checking Our Vital Signs

When I was in elementary school the Lebanon Church of the Brethren built a large, beautiful education wing on to their building.  They added a nice chapel and a some nice, roomy Sunday School classrooms.  I have very vague memories … Continue reading

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All for One and One for All

Living in community, regardless of the group, is hard. “Who drank the last of the milk?”  “She borrowed my sweater without asking?” “Does he have to talk on the phone in the break room all the time?” “Why do I … Continue reading

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Creating a Legacy

This morning I have a few things I want to share with you. Filling casserole dish—grandmother taught me the value of family meals and good food. We have tried to pass that value onto the next generation. And someday, I’ll pass This … Continue reading

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Can Our Bones Live?

I learned how to sew from Mrs. Myers, my junior high Home Ec teacher and from Mrs. Kleinfelter, my 4-H leader.  My grandmother was an excellent seamstress and she also helped me along the way.  By the time I was … Continue reading

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The Potential in Healing

Jesus healed a lot of illnesses. But he healed more people of blindness than any other physical ailment. There are about 39 million blind people living in the world today. 90% of those who can’t see live in developing countries. … Continue reading

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An Invigorating Little Breeze

Some days at the beach are repressively hot.  There is little air moving and what breeze there is comes from the land. A land breeze blows hot, hot air over hot sand, hot bodies, all of which are under a … Continue reading

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Giving Up Control

Disobedience is an attempt to take control. When a driver exceeds the speed limit, he or she is making the laws. That speeding driver believes they are more equipped to set a safe driving speed than traffic authorities. When a … Continue reading

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The Hardest Kind of Love

Hatred.  Loathing. Extreme dislike.  In 2016, an Iowa man was convicted of stomping on and kicking the head of an African-American victim (FBI). In Chicago that same year, four young African Americans were charged with beating a mentally- disabled man, making … Continue reading

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Lessons for Life

As I watch my grandchildren learn social skills, I am reminded that the way we relate to one another has to be taught.  I remember helping Emma learn the concept of taking turns. You throw the ball. Now it’s Grandma’s … Continue reading

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