Category Archives: Hope

Hope: to cherish a desire with anticipation (from Merriam Webster on-line dictionary)

Joy in the Morning

Psalm 130:6 I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. On the third day of Christmas, I awoke as I have for the past three weeks to my puppy … Continue reading

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Courage For a Life of Love

These are flame shaped cookies that helped us celebrate Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit, 50 days after the resurrection.  We celebrate the power of the Holy Spirit to change lives. “Courage is not simply one of the virtues … Continue reading

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Hope for the Future

Love one another, even as I have loved you.  [John 13:34] They will know you are Christians by your love. Sometimes, the best of life seems to be captured in our memories of the past, the Good Old Days.  The … Continue reading

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I am directionally challenged.  I get lost easily and even have trouble in knowing which way to turn when I get off elevators.  I am very grateful for the new technology that gives us mapping programs.  My phone uses these … Continue reading

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What Comforts You?

There are times in life when we need comfort, just as the disciples did after the death of Jesus.  His death shook their world.  They seem to be huddling together in the upper room, afraid to be seen, afraid of … Continue reading

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Why do you wear a cross, if you do?

We have passed through Easter and heard the good news:  Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed!   Death has been defeated!  The cross is empty which has gotten me thinking about crosses. My mother collected crosses and had several favorites … Continue reading

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Time Lords

If I could turn back the clock, there are things I’d want to know. But before I’d do that, I’d have to decide which clock to turn back. My office wall clock is now digital as is my bedside clock … Continue reading

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Jonah and the Rose Garden

Jonah reminds me of my mother’s rose garden.  Jonah’s task to the Ninevites is a lot like weeding the rose bush bed. He didn’t want to go and I didn’t want to weed.  Have you ever been asked to do … Continue reading

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Holy Like a Pair of Scissors

The concept of being holy is somewhat scary to me but the thought of being useful to God is appealing. What if being holy is like being the right pair of scissors for the job?  I couldn’t get by without … Continue reading

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Afraid of the Good People in the Church & in the Bible?

Genesis 28:10-19a 10Jacob left Beer-sheba and went toward Haran. 11He came to a certain place and stayed there for the night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head … Continue reading

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