Category Archives: Christian Living

Earth Day 2019

I spent my day cleaning. Isn’t that a fine activity for Earth Day? Unfortunately, it was inside my house, not outside my door. Even though the quote, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness” is not in the Bible, the idea of … Continue reading

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Fig trees, deserts, and living waters…the 3rd Sunday of Lent, 2019

  Jeremiah 17:5-10 “Thus says the Lord: Cursed is the man who trusts in human beings,…….He is like a barren bush in the desert that enjoys no change of season,…..Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,…..He is like … Continue reading

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Magic of Three …. A St. Patrick pondering

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” Loren Eiseley I’ve often thought the number three was magical. I told my writing students they needed to use at least three reasons to explain their position. I … Continue reading

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If….Then 1st Sunday of Lent

If…Then Yesterday (March 9) I read from Isaiah 58: 9-14 and God basically says: If you care for the needy, then I will be with you. If you honor the Sabbath, then I will bless you. I especially liked the … Continue reading

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Miracles and Resurrection

“Now indeed I know that you are a man of God, and it is truly the word of the Lord that you speak.” I Kings 17:24 We recently visited some friends in Tennessee. While we were there, we studied Luke … Continue reading

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church thoughts (part two)

I saw this YouTube clip on Facebook this morning and it continues my discussion of “why do people stop attending church?” It doesn’t address the big sins of pastor pedophile and/or theft of resources. Some, of course, have left because … Continue reading

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“…go into the city and you will be told what you must do.” Acts 9:6 One of my dear friends mentioned that their relationship with God had evolved. They had stepped further away from organized religion, but their faith and … Continue reading

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