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Psalm 127: Blessed in Sleep

 June 4, 2020

There was a time when a nap was a regular part of my day, back when my children were small. Then I seized every opportunity to nap, sneaking naps while they napped or when they were in school in preparation for evening meetings that were a regular part of parish ministry. Sleep, whether at night […]

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Creating Lawn Art

 June 1, 2020

The season for mowing lawns is upon us here in Michigan. Here’s one way to make a routine chore interesting – creating lawn art! Lawn Art He calls it lawn art as he raises and lowers the lawn mower and creates a checkerboard design on our front lawn. I call it too much time on […]

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Psalm 126: Through the Cross to Resurrection

 May 28, 2020

Have you ever awoken from a nightmare, relieved to know it had only been a dream? You may be disoriented for a while as you adjust to reality. Imagine Mary Magdalene on Easter morning, how confused she must have been when she first saw Jesus. Was this a dream? Or was this reality and the […]

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Grand Hotel – Life is Grand

 May 25, 2020

We all have hopes and dreams for the future, but sometimes it’s great to just enjoy the moment. Life is Grand! Grand Hotel We pay to stroll the expanse of the porch that fronts the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island, enjoying the view, sitting in one of the many rocking chairs. Staying in the hotel […]

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Psalm 125: Surrounded by God’s Love

 May 21, 2020

“When trouble strikes, head to the library. You will either be able to solve the problem, or simply have something to read as the world crashes down around you.” (Lemony Snickett) When trouble hits, head to the mountains! There you will either be able to clear your mind enough to solve your problem, or find […]

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Letters and More Letters – How Do You Transmit Love?

 May 18, 2020

Guest post by Ken Wyatt on the importance of communicating love for each other. How do you transmit love? For some it’s through letters. Letters and More Letters Both GiGi and I came of age in the era of letter-writing. And so, during our two-year courtship, when we were attending separate colleges in distant cities, […]

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Psalm 124 – If Not for God!

 May 14, 2020

With all of the concern and anxiety being caused by the coronavirus pandemic, it can be helpful to stop and remember a time in your life when God had your back. Such is the situation of the writer of Psalm 124. God has this. God is still in charge. Psalm 124 – Thanksgiving for All […]

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Go Tigers! What Ignites Sparks in your Marriage?

 May 11, 2020

Unfortunately the opening of baseball season has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In anticipation of when the season opens I’m including this reminder of the fun we’ve had in the past and will have again. Tell me, what ignites sparks in your marriage? Go Tigers! For her, the Tigers, especially as narrated by […]

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Psalm 123: Waiting on God

 May 7, 2020

Some days are filled with wonder over all that God has done, others not so much. Perhaps you are feeling discouraged as the weeks of sheltering in place and being confronted by the coronavirus everywhere you go creep into months. Perhaps you feel stuck in a state of limbo, getting nowhere fast, waiting for good […]

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6 Benefits of Blogging

 May 5, 2020

  Not everyone understands the benefits of blogging. Whenever I complain about not having enough time to do everything I think I need to do–family responsibilities, writing and publishing books, writing articles and submitting them to magazines, marketing, maintaining my website, and blogging—my husband, the accountant, asks: “What has the potential to make the most […]

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