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Beach psalm

Mountains or beach? Given a choice of vacay destinations, I confess that I’m more of a mountain gal. I love being high above sea level with a view of God’s world, nestled in the woods with all manner of trees, flowers, and critters. Still, I must admit that beaches, especially ocean beaches, inevitably and immediately […]

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Breaking bread

It all started a few years ago. I was in church holding a tiny plastic cup filled with grape juice, and an even tinier piece of….something that was passing as communion bread. Our congregation jokingly referred to it as “fish food” because it was so small, dry, and basically a hard pellet made of flour. […]

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The meditations of my heart

I am writing this on Ash Wednesday, one of the more solemn days of the Christian calendar. It marks the beginning of the season of Lent, which will end on Easter Sunday. Lent is typically recognized as a time of self-examination, reflection, repentance, and sacrifice. Some Christians “give up” something during the season of Lent […]

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A time for peace

The chill of winter at my south-Central Kentucky home and a light snowfall bringing on the evening is a perfect time to reflect not only on the wonder of the seasons of the year, but seasons of life. Like most of the mid-Western and Eastern parts of the United States, this winter has been cold […]

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Star Words

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.” Matthew 2:10 Not Star Wars….Star Words! For the past few years, my church has used “star words” to help people gain some additional insight about their experiences and God in the coming year.  Star words are perhaps the most simple of crafts, consisting of […]

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