Monthly Archives: January 2011

Stone Soup’s On

  One of my favorite stories from childhood is the folk tale of Stone Soup. A poor man becomes hungry on a long journey and stops to fix himself a meal. He has no money to purchase the ingredients for … Continue reading

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The Good day/Bad day Scenario

 “”Your worst days are never so bad                        that you are beyond the reach of God’s grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God’s grace.” ~ by Jerry Bridges ~ *** Four-year-old … Continue reading

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Walking With the God Who Sees

  A Short Story Based on Genesis 16:1-15 “You worthless slave! You have caused me so much trouble; I almost wish you had died out there in the wilderness. If you weren’t carrying Abram’s child… Humph!  I would beat you … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Pastor Dan

Yesterday was Pastor Dan’s 57th birthday – not that he really wanits to be reminded that he’s getting older. His joints already are telling him that! LOL! But our kids and grandkids were able to sneak a good surprise in … Continue reading

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The Ice Storm

“God loves you. He loves you so much that He’s allowed this trial to push you to the point where you have no choice but to look to Him.” ~ When Life is Hard by James MacDonald~   I’m not … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Dawn and Jim Schrock

Woohoo! Little Oliver made his appearance last week on Wednesday, 1/13/11 at 12:41 AM. He weighed in at 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long. Congrats to the Schrocks and to the happy grandparents Ed and Dotty Dixon. … Continue reading

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New Year Thoughts

The new year serves as an opportunity for a number of considerations:  Reflections about last year; resolutions for the new year; etc. Such exercises are fine and can be helpful in seking to make our lives better. One thing that … Continue reading

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Good and Bad Parenting–Part 2

While the Bible seems to abound with examples of how not to parent, God does intersperse some positive examples in there as well. Quick – off the top of your head, who comes to mind as a great candidate for … Continue reading

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Good or Bad Parenting

Who were the worst parents in the Bible? This question posed on Facebook by a good friend of mine sparked a lot of discussion on her page as well as here at my house. Put your thinking caps on and … Continue reading

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Thank God for Snowy Days

Sometimes I think of Springtime days When snow lies on the ground But then I think of blessings fair, God’s wonders that abound. The winter gives me time to rest To catch up on my chores Remaining snug inside my … Continue reading

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