The foundation

The foundation

Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose,...

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One way…

One way…

My turn for writing seems to come around so quickly! I find, however, that there always seems to be pertinent things happening, giving me something to share with you all. I shouldn’t be surprised about that, should I? The life of God’s child will always hold something worthwhile to share with our brothers and sisters. This past week has been very busy in our retirement. When I was attending Trinity Lutheran Church in south Minneapolis (from age...

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What the night brings

What the night brings

I woke up in a panic last night. Someone was in my house. Standing over me. Ready to hurt me. And so I screamed myself awake. No one was there. So I got up, waited for my heartbeat to slow down, and prayed Psalm 23 while walking around my house checking doors. It was the same old fear. And I followed the same ritual I go through every night this has happened since I moved into my own home more than six years ago. It doesn’t happen every night....

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What Is Life?

What Is Life?

I’m using you all as a sounding board for an article I am to write for the back of a church bulletin. The article is to appear in January, 2017, although it has to be submitted by the end of August. The interesting thing is that the new year will have already been emphasized, as well as “Sanctity of Life” Sunday. And now my thought to write  on is James’ very brusque statement: “You are just a vapor that appears...

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