Crossroads…

Crossroads…

There’s a road near our home here in France that has significance for us. Actually, it’s an intersection on this road. A crossroads. About five years ago we decided to ride our bicycles on one of France’s many designated and well marked bike paths, #29. The path isn’t near to where we were staying that summer but we had an opportunity to house-sit further north so we took advantage of new areas to explore. As we continued on...

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My mother’s mantra

My mother’s mantra

This past week my mother would have turned 104. She died when she was 64. But her wisdom didn’t die with her. The legacy she left me is this: BE A CREDIT. Now, you might think that she could have at least been a little more spiritual, backing it up with scripture, etc. But, she was more clever than that… she wanted me to find the scripture myself that would support her wish for me personally. My sisters could search for their own. Mom...

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The fragrance of Christ

The fragrance of Christ

When I was writing my last post about the fruits of the Spirit, I came across a prayer written by Mother Theresa. As I read the prayer, I immediately thought of a woman I’ve known since childhood. She was a missionary coworker of my parents in Bolivia. In March I had the opportunity to spend a few hours with her while I was in Minnesota visiting my family. Well into her 90’s, she greeted my Mom and I in the foyer of her apartment...

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Mutual encouragement

Mutual encouragement

I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong — that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. (Romans 1:11-12) I’ve had an idea for awhile now, and through circumstances which I can only give credit to God for orchestrating, this small bud of thought is growing into something. But first you must know that the idea came through real struggle. I work in a creative field where I...

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You Are Just A Vapor

You Are Just A Vapor

The back of our bulletins in church always has an article written by a church-goer, relating to the theme on the front. Last week’s was written by yours truly, on James 4:14. It reads, in the NASV, You do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. It was appropriate for the month of January, the beginning of a new year, helping us to keep “life”...

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