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Distractions

Today is my last tutoring session with my ARW student and tomorrow night is the last for my ESL students for this year. I am so proud of these students. They are so determined to read and write and speak … Continue reading

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Dissention

Our church is in a time of transition. We elected our pastor search committee Sunday night. I’m happy to report it was a very civilized and peaceful meeting. I’ve been a part of a church where such was definitely not … Continue reading

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Preparation The last few weeks November and most of December are incredibly busy for most people. Preparations for Thanksgiving and Christmas take a lot of time and energy to prepare. Food and gifts must be bought, those gifts need to … Continue reading

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A Christmas Short Story

The Ornament by Teresa Pollard Eight year old Debbie Parker peered at the butterfly ornament and chewed her thumbnail. It was hanging from a gold wire stand which sat under a glass dome on Grandma Watkins’ old upright piano next … Continue reading

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Plans

I told a friend the other day that I so miss the Virginia fall. Living in the mountains, the fall was a riot of spectacular color that lasted for several weeks. Here, at least where I live, fall consisted of … Continue reading

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Halloween

Tonight is Halloween. I have a Facebook friend who’s been ranting for a month, basically that any Christian who celebrates Halloween is headed straight to hell. On the other hand, I have some other friends who act like it’s the … Continue reading

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Ephemeral Hope

I think, at least for some of us, hope is an ephemeral quality to hold on to. It’s been that way since the beginning. The Israelites had seen mighty works of God, yet their hope dissipated almost as fast as … Continue reading

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Choice

This past weekend has been one of extreme highs and lows. Saturday was my grandson’s first yudanja. Congratulations to my little deputy black belt. He did so great! Then Sunday morning, I got the news that our pastor at Hebron … Continue reading

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Protests

I don’t watch sports anyway, so I could care less about the NFL, but I do have a grandson in the navy, my dad lost his hearing in his left ear in Korea, and I had two uncles and a … Continue reading

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Jesus in the Passover Celebration

Have you noticed that many stores already have their Christmas decorations out? I’m not ready to start thinking about Christmas yet. Are you? Just as we have our Christmas traditions, the Jewish people have celebrated Passover for almost 3500 years. … Continue reading

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