Tag Archives: Christian witness

A Decision Born of Grief

Because my father was a lawyer who did a lot of probate work, I grew up knowing the importance of putting plans in place that protected those you loved. I grew up knowing the importance of wills, guardianships, and of … Continue reading

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In time of trial: On Hobbits and Narnians

I started writing this post prior to Christmas when the recent events in Paris and California reminded me that we do not live in tranquil times. Life intervened and I hadn’t the time to finish it. Since then there have … Continue reading

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On Charity and Dire Need: Due Diligence and Wild Abandon

Sometimes we are slow to connect the dots in life. Thankfully, we are sometimes given those “ah ha!” moments, when the path, connecting events and people from long ago to the present, becomes clear to us. Those connections are becoming … Continue reading

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Pouring the Wine, part two

Way back on April 19th I wrote a blog post called Pouring the Wine, part 1. The one with the picture of Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn on it. That blog post started with this quote of Bunny Watson (Katharine … Continue reading

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Colors and Names and Stories

The Christian church is now knee deep in Lent. For my non-Christian friends and readers, let me explain. Lent is the term that the Christian church gives to the forty-six days before Easter. You’ve heard, no doubt, of Mardi Gras? … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Pregnant

It doesn’t take too long in life before we have acquaintance with women and girls having pregnancies both desired and feared. Roe v. Wade was decided when I was just starting high school, and so, for all intents and purposes, … Continue reading

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Focus on Happiness

As my dear husband often reminds me, everyone has an opinion. Sometimes I read opinions on Facebook, or internet news, that irritate me. As I love to stir the pot, my opinions may irritate others. I have an opinion about … Continue reading

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Heaven and Animals

Once, many years ago, a dear friend told me that her children’s pet had died and they were extremely sad. Knowing that she was a devout Christian, I said that I would have told them that their pet had gone … Continue reading

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

This last Sunday my husband and I accepted an invitation from friends to attend church with them. It is a very different denomination than ours and we talked with them before we accepted the invitation saying that we were seeking … Continue reading

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Austin Olive · MISSIONAL MONASTICS IN THE OLD PUEBLO?

I read this on my friend’s Facebook page yesterday. I asked him if I could share it on my blog and he graciously agreed. This is much different than what I talked about in Wanting a Seat in the Pew….but … Continue reading

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