Monthly Archives: August 2012

August 13: sacred bond

This is one of my favorite photos, taken more than twenty years ago. Today is the birthday of our oldest daughter. Although she lives too far from us to be with us today, coincidentally, I spent last night in a … Continue reading

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August 11: the unexpected

Love is shown in the unexpected. Maybe love means more when it is unexpected. Reading today from Jeremiah, it is a message we’ve heard over and over again. The people turned away from God and have not returned. The prophet … Continue reading

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August 9: Seeing

What am I seeing and not believing? Jeremiah gives us a picture of God who is heartbroken. Look at all that God has done for the people of Israel and like an unfaithful spouse they have had affairs with other … Continue reading

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August 8: life

After reading today’s scripture, I went for a walk and happened to see a bee. I spent a few minutes watching the bee. As they say, “busy as a bee”. That bee never stopped. It was busy, consumed with its … Continue reading

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August 7: Seeing is _______

The past day and a half most of our staff participated in a retreat. We’ve had a number of staffing changes, so for several staff persons, it was their first time to be together with the rest of our staff. … Continue reading

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August 3: Get up!

“Do you want to get well?” Do you? The pool of Bethesda was well-known for its healing properties. Supposedly the water would bubble up periodically and the first person to enter the pool when that happened would be healed. Or … Continue reading

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August 2: signs and symptoms

Signs and symptoms: the difference between the two may be subtle. I think of signs as those things that point me in a direction, indicate where I should be going, and help me to know when I am on the … Continue reading

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