Tag Archives: Changing hearts

How We Speak

Facebook can be a remarkable place of learning. Posts are instructive to analyze. It is instructive to see how often worthy arguments regarding an important subject only preach to other people who already feel the same way that the writer … Continue reading

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The Intersection of How We Speak and Wanting a Seat in the Pew…

The post that follows is one of my earliest — and something that bears repeating.  Especially now — in 2020! This last Sunday my husband and I accepted an invitation from friends to attend church with them. It is a … Continue reading

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Litmus Tests and Lectures

In life, we are often called upon to make judgments. Sometimes officially — in our job, on a jury, whether the new employee is trustworthy to have keys to the building. But litmus tests abound in social life as well. … Continue reading

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Two Gifts that Changed Everything

I am writing this on Saturday — and that is important, because today, on this particular Saturday, April 25th, two gifts tripped me up, stopped me in my tracks, and turned me around. The first gift was something I stumbled … Continue reading

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Hope for a Divided Country

On Wednesday of this week, President Trump delivered the State of the Union Address. I am reasonably sure that my response to it, and that of my husband, is far different from many of my friends. We thought the speech … Continue reading

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A Question from a Jewish Reader of my Blog

Ten days ago, I wrote a blog post about looking for and deciding on a Christian church to join. Shortly after that, a Jewish friend of mine thanked me and told me that what I had written answered a lot … Continue reading

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And Then There Were None

When I was young, I enjoyed the various movies made of the Agatha Christie murder mystery called And Then There Were None. But yesterday, I discovered an organization called And Then There Were None which is all about Life. I’d … Continue reading

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Kumbaya

I am at home, sicker than a dog, and that has left me with a short fuse – which just got lit. I read an article today about Christian pastors and priests leaving the church in droves. Recently I’ve seen … Continue reading

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When You Can’t Fix It, It Won’t Go Away, and Some Days it is Crushingly Painful

  Despite what other people’s lives look like on the surface, I would say that probably all of us, at some time or another have been overwhelmed by fear, loneliness, pain, sorrow, or loss that is so overwhelming we don’t … Continue reading

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Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

Ah youth: endless, carefree days – adventure! Ah advancing age: clocks ticking – the blessings and curse of hindsight. If you knew then, what you know now, would you have chosen differently? In many instances – Of course you would … Continue reading

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