Tag Archives: Prayer

Entry Into Jerusalem: Thus Begins the Week

Giotto De Bondone, Entry into Jerusalem, 1304-1306 Thus it begins. Palm branches and cloaks are scattered on the ground for Jesus of Nazareth. He comes to Jerusalem with his twelve disciples. They are come to celebrate the Passover. The Gospel … Continue reading

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Career Counseling, Our Passions, and Some Surprises

Weird things sometimes happen in life. We start out on one path and then realize that the things that make us tick are in a different direction. One of the many blessings of living in America is that our futures … 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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Mark Twain and Plans for December

Years ago I lived in New Haven, Connecticut, for a short while. A favorite place to take visiting friends was to the Mark Twain House in Hartford. It was always a hit with our friends, and we loved it because … Continue reading

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Life in the Desert

In an attempt to lure you into looking at some earlier slices of life in the desert, I am going to reprint the page called The Beginning.  I would ask that when you finish reading these brief paragraphs, you click … Continue reading

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Curve Balls. Worry. Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is later this week and as all holidays are known to do from time to time,  it is showing up a time when I don’t feel particularly in the mood. I don’t know what is going on in your … Continue reading

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Waiting on God – when your back is to the wall . . .

There have been a few times in my life when I would say I was in a very bad place. Not often. Not horrible. But very nervous making and very uncomfortable. There have been a few times when it seemed … Continue reading

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At Arm’s Length

Have you ever been worried sick about a friend or loved one suffering from some illness who keeps everyone at bay?   It can be a terrifying experience.  I have had both close friends and family who suffered from clinical … Continue reading

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Prayer is Needed

For weeks we have followed news reports of two massive hurricanes — Harvey and now Irma.  The projected pathways have modified, and reactions of those possibly in harm’s way have varied immensely.  Some seemed not much worried as they prepared … Continue reading

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Encouragement

Whether from a cataclysmic event, war, or a bad choice; an unexpected disease or stupid car accident — all of us have suffered loss and had to pick ourselves up.  Some who had more dangerous missions had to be picked … Continue reading

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