Monthly Archives: November 2011

Is Jesus A White Elephant Gift?

  My husband and I were attending a church Christmas party. We were instructed to bring a white elephant gift; something still having worth, but, laying around the house no longer used or enjoyed.    Rummaging around in my china cabinet, … Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Taco Meat

One night, as the kids were getting ready for bed, my grandson, Max, handed his mom a folded up piece of paper. In explanation, he told her that his teacher had sent “this” to her. He didn’t remember exactly when, but … Continue reading

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BEEing Overtaken

As I entered the woods at the track where I walk, I heard a sound. The “sound” grew louder. My brain “clicked” the same time my eyes saw the big black cloud rising up out of the woods; BEES!  Zillions … Continue reading

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God’s Mysterious Ways

A friend gave me the happy news that one of her co-workers had started coming to my church.  She told me the woman’s name, described her and asked me to personally welcome her.  The next weekend, I baked a loaf … Continue reading

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Sin Is Like A Wild Goose

    One year my youngest son, Paul, told me not to thaw the turkey, he was going to go goose hunting. The day before Thanksgiving, before the sun was even awake, he headed out to hunt.  Indeed, he DID … Continue reading

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Put On Your Servanthood

One Wednesday before Thanksgiving, I received word of a family in crisis.  Jobs had been lost, there wasn’t going to be a holiday dinner. They had no family nearby, no church to call on. The phone book had provided our … Continue reading

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Fire Prevention

When I was fixing my first Thanksgiving dinner as a young newlywed, I was pulling the turkey out of the oven. The rack tipped and I dumped the turkey and the drippings into the back of the oven onto the … Continue reading

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Look At ME!

The storm outside was spectacular; thunder, lightning, pounding rain and strong wind. My four year old daughter, Boo, and I were playing with Barbies on the living room floor, trying to ignore the tempest outside.  I knew that if I … Continue reading

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Wanted: Bears!

After an accident that led to a dental disaster, I was forced to go without two teeth or a temporary crown for several days. Of course, as luck had it, it was my front teeth that were missing. I looked like … Continue reading

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Got Mercy?

Micah 6:8   He has shown you, oh man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to LOVE mercy and to walk humbly with your God.  Isn’t it interesting to note that of … Continue reading

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