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Church Signs

In my town, there’s a long, steep hill where the road ends at a three-way stop directly in front of a church.  Written in bold letters on the church were the words, “Prepare to Meet Thy God.” That’s a pretty intense message to read on a snowy day while driving down that slippery, icy road. … Continue Reading

‘Twas the Days After Christmas…”

I’m definately no Clement C. Moore, but this is a bit of fun…just forgive my lack of poetry knowledge.  I guess I wasn’t paying attention in English class when we got to the poetry unit.  I’m not even sure of the correct punctuation… oh well.   ‘Twas the days after Christmas and my heart’s feeling light The… Continue Reading

Waiting…Waiting…and Waiting…

“Let’s think of something to do while we’re waiting, while we’re waiting for something new to do.”  Remember this song from Mr. Rogers?  I would whisper this quietly to my oldest whenever we were in a waiting room and then we would proceed to play “I spy” or twenty-questions.  Good Ol’ Mr. Rogers always had… Continue Reading

The Masterful and Mediocre

I remember going to the ballet as a kid and being in awe of the talented dancers.  Oh, how I wanted to move gracefully like that.  When I was about nine, I started weekly ballet lessons – which wasn’t often enough to become proficient.  After a pre-puberty growth spurt at about age eleven, I became… Continue Reading

Why you should say Merry Christmas!

A number of years ago, following a Christmas Eve service at a church I was serving, a person who was visiting the church heard me greeting people with the phrase, “Merry Christmas!” This person loudly exclaimed, “You can’t say that — separation of church and state!” Several people around smiled as I said, “look where… Continue Reading

The Cow Costume that Broke the Camel’s Back

Ahhh….the season for Christmas pageants, concerts and parties is upon us.  Supposedly, these events enrich our Christmas experience, but often times, they just bring added stress – well… maybe not the event itself, but the preparations leading up to the event can be less than joyous. Our church children’s program of 2006 was one of those… Continue Reading

When things don’t go your way

Everyone has those days. When things don’t go your way and you feel isolated and alone. Perhaps you even feel abandoned by God at these points in your life. We want to quit at that point because we are sure that no one even God understands our needs or will fill them. At this point,… Continue Reading