Category Archives: Journal

in this world

One of the hardest things for me, in my Christian living (perhaps it could be called “my weakness”), is my enjoyment of sensual pleasure: eating, sleeping, photos & other things pleasant to look at, even the ones for the mind–puzzles, … Continue reading

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Hope is everywhere

If I post so soon again after the last one, maybe that will “catch me up”? Just have to follow up on that last post, because that word “hope” still keeps coming up these days! Last Sunday I had cause … Continue reading

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Hope is always there

Time to post before another month goes by! Those were great verses about giving and God’s generosity, resulting in the fruit of praise, but I’ve certainly had trouble working on them… can’t even remember the reference. Oh well, this “habit” … Continue reading

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Hope & Suffering

You would think Hope doesn’t have much to do with “fruit” (my One Word), and the verse I’m choosing this month–somewhere titled “Work and Endurance How-to”–doesn’t have much to do with Hope. Which is why you need to “stay tuned”. … Continue reading

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fruit, fruit, fruit

What I memorized last month was “But I say, if you walk by the Spirit, you will not gratify the desires of the flesh… [skip a bunch of verses].. If we live by the Spirit, we should also keep in … Continue reading

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look and look and look

My verse for last month was: “But how can people call for help, if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust, if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And … Continue reading

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New things

It’s always exciting and fun to try something new. I mean like, changing your lifestyle, saying something like “from now on…”. Reducing our use of plastic has meant several exciting changes: buying bakery bread (for toast) that is in a … Continue reading

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Letter Time!

It’s really quite amazing how quickly the Christmas Letter gets done these days. We remember when you had to start thinking about it weeks ahead of time! At the very beginning, we even had to leave time for taking it … Continue reading

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less heat, more fire… or, less fire, more heat?

August is almost finished already! How about this for being so late with July’s “less”? I’ve been trying to think of something else to talk about, besides just the One Word “discoveries”, and finally this has come to mind: it’s … Continue reading

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A List of Happy Things, and May’s “Less”

It doesn’t take much these days, to think up a long list of amazingly wonderful things: my Mom is recovering at home from a triple bypass; my son is working and loving it (for other than the family company!) the … Continue reading

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