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Thanksgiving/Birthday

Thanksgiving/Birthday

This year my birthday fell on Thanksgiving. This was number 80 for me. I don’t know how I got to be so old.  My kids decided we needed to make it a special one. They asked the family to write what they remember about our interactions. The goal was 80, but when it was all compiled, they came up with 100! As Sara read them to me, I had to guess who said what. Next up was a game of…

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Thanksgivings

Thanksgivings

One of the many things I’m thankful for is great neighbors. I began to blow the leaves into a pile the other day so I could suck them up with my Worx Leaf Sucker. My neighbor interrupted me with, “I’m going to blow leaves in my back yard. How about I blow yours in a pile first. You go in the house for an hour or so and then you can finish this job.” Who could refuse a deal like…

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The Power in Praise

The Power in Praise

In this week of Thanksgiving our attention is on giving praise. Hebrews 13:15 says, “let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.” Two words stand out here to me. Continually, means “without cessation or intermission; unceasingly; always.” So we are to be in a constant state of giving thanks by praise to God. But what if what’s happening looks very bleak? The person you’re praying…

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Glorifying the Lord

Glorifying the Lord

Since we have been meeting for church online during the Coved 19 pandemic, our pastor stays online after the sermon to answer any questions anyone might have. This past Sunday someone asked him what it meant to “glorify God.” So many times we use words without knowing what a specific word means. Psalm 86:12 says, ” I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and will glorify Your name forever.” That word “glorify” In…

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Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery

By the time this blog is posted, I’ll have two new eyes (almost). When I took the eye exam last year to renew my driver’s license I couldn’t read much from my left eye. When I sat to read a book recently I wondered why the print was so faint. When I drove at night stop lights had halos around them when I looked out my left eye. From the right one, everything appeared slightly doubled. I made an appointment…

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Gratitude

Gratitude

As I thought about the things I’m grateful for, the usual came to mind–family, friends, home, freedom and faith. Another word keeps coming to mind also. Redeemed. It’s a word often used but perhaps very misunderstood. In the 60s when you purchased items you received green stamps. When you got a book full, you redeemed them at a redemption center for anything from a coffee pot to cigarettes. The real meaning of that word is so much greater that a…

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Ungratefulness

Ungratefulness

We are in the season of Thanksgiving—we are reminded to be grateful for the good and the bad. Sometimes it’s hard for us to see God’s good in a situation but that’s because we’re in the midst of it. We can’t see the situation from His perspective. We don’t know the good He is working out through these situations. It’s times like these that people think God has abandoned us, that He doesn’t care, that He’s forgotten our name. Nothing…

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