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I went out to mail a letter, and there it was; the first ripe tomato of the summer! Joy literally leapt into my throat, a gift of amazing grace. I found myself smiling in anticipation. Mentally savoring its promised pleasure I was reminded of the Scripture, “Tears flow in the night, but joy …

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This season is unprecedented in so many ways. The life we have known has been turned upside down to some extent. We’ve been isolated from friends and family; we do not know what the future will hold for our children and their education; and fear for many is tangible. The stress and anxiety c…

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Change can be so disorienting! I feel for those staring into an Alice In Wonderland looking glass with the queen shouting, “Off with their heads.” Not that I condone the systemic racism and brutality that has become characteristic of so much policing. I don’t. I am appalled by the ways we’ve…

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I’m taking a break from anxiety today. It’s too beautiful to wallow in unhappiness. I’m going to enjoy blue skies, exuberant flowers, gentle breezes, nurturing mountains, shading trees. I am going to shut down my brain and go upstairs, turn on the radio, and sew narrow strips of green and wh…

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Amid all the many changes that seem to be rapidly taking place in our country, I’ve spoken with many folks who feel anxious, unsettled, worried, fearful, angry and mad. When the future seems uncertain, it’s easy to fall into these uneasy emotions.

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We’ve been discussing the true motivation of God toward mankind. We have looked at John 3:16, which says, “For God so loved the world.” He loved the world. That is why Jesus came, to put on display the love of God. In our quest to understand the motivation of God we need to determine who God…

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It’s been a few weeks since we moved from the red phase of shutdown to yellow. I am realizing there is no going back to the way it was. The pandemic has changed everything, whether I like it or not. Wearing face masks and gloves when shopping, keeping a safe distance from others while chatti…

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We’ve been discussing the true motivation of God toward mankind. We have looked at John 3:16, which says, “For God so loved the world.” He loved the world. That is why Jesus came, to put on display the love of God. In our quest to understand the motivation of God we need to determine who God…