Tag Archives: Christian faith

Ode to Richard

One day, you’re a small boy learning how to whittle wood with the best of them. Feeling the peace of a still, warm day. A summer breeze on your face, a smile in your heart as you carve your masterpiece. … Continue reading

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Well, Harry, We Did It!

We did it, Harry! We got her through her first year without him. Man, are we great cats or what?! Yeh, Sally, I never met him, but by the way she acted, he must have been a great guy. Did … Continue reading

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Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

On my way to church this morning, I remembered all those other Easters. The last 20 or so all went about the same way. I can hear him saying to a daughter on the telephone, “Why don’t you bring a … Continue reading

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Ambience for One

Some days, God gives you just the extra serving of soul food you needed — just the extra helping to keep your spirit smiling. Today, I was elected to serve on our church council. I am proud of this achievement, … Continue reading

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Loving Kindness

We had worked hard to make the fellowship hall look especially festive. We were fortunate that the children’s pageant was to go on the next morning, so the stage was set with wonderful lighting and Christmas props. The men set … Continue reading

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Trusting in His Grace

Trusting in the grace and love of God, do you desire to have your child baptized into Christ? Today, as I watched the pastor gently cradle the first of two infant sisters in his arms, reciting those sacred words, I … Continue reading

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A Long Road to Recovery

I am continually amazed at how deep the hole is that contains my grief. How naive can one soul be? Did I think this would be easy? How funny, too, that Sundays are on one hand my favorite days, and … Continue reading

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