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Psalm 102: Like A Worn-Out Garment

 December 12, 2019

There are days I feel like a worn-out piece of clothing, worse for wear but not ready to be thrown away just yet. Like everyone and everything on this earth, I am getting older and with that territory comes a certain amount of wear and tear. I struggle with indigestion, me, whose favorite lunch used […]

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Honesty in Marriage

 December 9, 2019

  Normal honesty is vital to a successful marriage, but not stupid honesty. It does not pay to be so honest that someone sleeps on the sofa or at the Quality Inn. Brad Reflections:  Has honesty ever gotten you into trouble in your marriage? How did you get out of trouble?   Sign up for […]

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Psalm 101: 6 Characteristics of Moral Leaders

 December 5, 2019

We are less than a year away from the next presidential election, but have been inundated with political posturing and debates for the past year. These candidates might well take note of the tips for leadership found in Psalm 101, attributed to King David. David successfully led his army in battle and united the tribes […]

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Compromise

 December 2, 2019

He really would rather stay home. But in the end, after some nagging, he decided to go to the party with people from my workplace. As it turned out, things were not as boring as I had expected. I had fun, got a chance to be witty. We both mingled, and before I knew it, […]

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Psalm 100: Make a Joyful Noise and Give Thanks!

 November 28, 2019

Hurray! With Psalm 100, I’m two-thirds of the way through the Psalms. If I continue at this rate, I will be all the way through the book of Psalms by this time next year! Reason to rejoice! As we in America celebrate Thanksgiving, there are many reasons to give thanks and make a joyful noise. […]

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When Writing Takes You to Unexpected Places

 November 27, 2019

Don’t you love it when writing takes you to unexpected places? This is certainly the case for the novel I started for NaNoWriMo 2019. Josie It started several years back when I went to the library for a writers’ round-table, expecting, duh, a round-table discussion. The previous month had been a presentation by a local […]

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Coming Home

 November 25, 2019

Even though it has been thirty years since I moved out of my parents’ house, whenever I visit, I’m a child again. I feel safe and protected sleeping in my mom and dad’s home. Even though it has been years since I moved out, whenever I visit, I can’t wait for another serving of Mom’s […]

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Psalm 99: God’s Holy Mountain

 November 22, 2019

During the summer of 1980, I spent two months in the Dominican Republic, living in the mountains with two religious sisters in the small town of San Jose de Ocoa. At night I would sit in a rocking chair on the porch and enjoy the sight of the mountains. Much like the early Hebrews and […]

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Thank you!

 November 18, 2019

He looked down at the dried-out pot roast, hidden by lumpy gravy. The asparagus was limp to exhaustion from over cooking. At least the potatoes and carrots were okay, coated with a layer of brown drippings. How could she have ruined pot roast, she asked herself. It was the one fail-safe meal – according to […]

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Psalm 98: Keep the Victory!

 November 13, 2019

A friend of mine routinely says, “Keep the victory,” as his goodbye. What he means by that, I never bothered to ask. I figured I knew but now I question this. That phrase came back to me as I read Psalm 98. Psalm 98 Once again, in Psalm 98, we are called to sing a […]

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