The Wedding Luncheon

It's a beautiful day and I'm on my way to pick Mandy up. We're going to the church where her co-worker is getting married and then, afterwards, we will head over to The Hampshire House on Beacon Hill." for the reception which is a luncheon. I'm not really looking forward to going and I kept …

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A Fitting Farewell

Father Kiesler stood there watching as the church sanctuary quickly filled up. It seemed like the entire community was there to pay their respects to Father Schmidt who had suffered a heart attack a few days ago and died. It was Sister Augustin who found him slumped over his desk in the office. She had …

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Nellie

I used to work with a very sweet lady named Nellie until she retired. After she left the company five years ago, we promised to keep in touch and we have. She lives with her son, Joash, a bachelor. I met him five years ago when I visited Nellie at his beach house. He was …

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Gina’s Options

"What were the results of the ultrasound, Doctor?" Gina asked. She had called the office two days ago because she noticed that It’s there she was having a brownish discharge and that she wasn't experiencing nausea and breast soreness anymore.  Although she knew that all pregnancies were different, there was something radically different about this …

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Dinner With Clark

I just finished doing my morning burpees and I feel great. I do them every other day. It wasn't that long ago when I couldn't do them as often as that but perseverance really does pays off. I never heard about burpees until my co-worker, Noreen told me about them. "They're the exercise that many …

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Overcoming Fear

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind - 2 Timothy 1:7 I used to think that as a Christian woman, fear isn't something I should ever feel so whenever I experienced it, I felt guilty and chided myself, saying, "You shouldn't be feeling …

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It’s How You Respond

Transitions themselves are not the issue, but how well you respond to their challenges - Jim George What transition are you going through today?  Getting old is a big one.  You’re not as agile and flexible as before.  You ache in parts of your body you didn’t even know existed.  It's important to be active.  …

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Hotah/Bright #writephoto

I follow him into the wood, my brave warrior. My heart is racing as I stumble between the trees which seem to clear a path to where he is. I find him at our tree, wearing a breechcloth. My breath is fast and unsteady but it's not from the exercise.  It's the sight of his …

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Gifts Thankfully Received

Thanksgiving has come and gone in Canada and the United States.  Many of us enjoyed delicious turkey dinners with our families and reflected on all that we were thankful for.  We were thankful that we have shelter, jobs, families and friends.  Just recently many people got laid off from their jobs.  Those of us who still …

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Faith that Works

James 2:14-17 If a church member were to come to you for help, what would you do?  Would you say to him or her, "Don't worry, God will provide"?  What if God sent that person to you? James is telling us that when people come to us for help, we ought to do what we …

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