Monthly Archives: June 2012

If it takes forever…

Most “diet programs” tell you that you have to make a lifestyle change, if you’re serious about having a healthy weight. You’re not supposed to think “Someday I’ll be the right weight, and I can eat whatever I want again”. … Continue reading

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good books, old friends

Are you getting away this summer, where you can spend some time with a few good books? Here’s a good thought from someone you’ve likely read before: C.S. Lewis once wrote, “It is a good rule, after reading a new … Continue reading

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clutch to your insides

You probably think I’m quite a cheerful person–and I am! But often come late afternoon, a “low-time” has set in, with discouraging “why’s”, like: Why does the banana bread REFUSE to cook in the middle? Why do 2 simple rolls … Continue reading

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Think about it!

Finally got my Lavender-picking fix in. Although, it was actually a pruning, so there’s still the fun sorting-of-the-mess to do. That, plus all the photos and videos I have to go over, from Dad’s race and Field Day–should keep me … Continue reading

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Unspoken truth is spoken everywhere…

Looking at those star-bursts of Linden blossoms, I’m longing to sit out there and smell them! But it’s quite cool this morning. And every time I walk by my abundant mound of Lavender, there’s a strong desire to stop and … Continue reading

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Come, come!

CQ, CQ!! It’s that time of the year again–called “Field Day” for Ham Radio People. Starting at 2 pm tomorrow afternoon, all of North American will be at it–they spend 24 hours trying to make as many contacts as they … Continue reading

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that One Big Thing

“Pious platitudes” and “theological abstractions”–that’s how many Christians will answer someone’s suffering… like Job’s three friends. But God’s answer is not words. A friend of mine, for whom suffering is neither theoretical nor something that happens to someone else, finds … Continue reading

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Are we there yet?

I’ve been loving the titles we’ve had for our preaching series, “Who’s Minding the Church?” Craig had the final one, of the above title. I really appreciated the fact that he only had 4 points this time, and that he … Continue reading

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no worries in a year of drought

Sorry, but this is what works best for me to practise… Exodus 15:2–God The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him–he is my father’s God and … Continue reading

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Minister, Manage, Model

Part 4 of Who’s Minding the Church, was “What is the Work of the Leaders?” Brian focused on 3 main categories: Ministering, Managing, and Modelling. I believe the first two are really the two different types of leaders, as we … Continue reading

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