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Memorial Day 2022

Memorial Day 2022

Memorial Day 2022 reminds to think upon the rights I have because of the soldiers who  gave up some of their rights.  I sit in safety and comfort and peace today because of what others battled.  It is not a permanent perch — never was.  Yet, men and women died hoping...

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A Sermon Series Starts with A Question

A Sermon Series Starts with A Question

At the beginning a sermon series on JUDGES*, the pastor asked a similar kind of a question to Judges 2:2— but the phrasing burrowed deep: What did you think would happen?**  Whew! Not thinking about the consequences of those simple choices —daily decisions that are...

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The Day After

The Day After

The day after Easter is not unlike the day after Christmas.  For those who are fortunate enough to have it off, — and once upon a time, many, many people did — it’s a day of recovery, reflections, and reconnoitering.  A Day of Recovery I have been recovering from two...

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Update on the Exercise Bike

Update on the Exercise Bike

The exercise bike’s missing piece — actually the stabilizing front bar- arrived and have been secured! Of course it has a little “dashboard”that tells me how fast and far I am biking. It also tells me how many calories I am burning. Do you know how long I had to...

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The Best Laid Plans

The Best Laid Plans

The best laid plans of mice and men  often go awry. * A plan in this first quarter of a new year was to get an exercise bike for those days when the weather argues against walking.  A friend who know me well commented, when she heard my plans: it will make a great...

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What is Serenity?

What is Serenity?

I know it when I have it: serenity — and I know when I am losing it. And everybody around me knows when I have lost it.  But serenity is recoverable — available for the asking.  (The Serenity Prayer)     Serenity’s definition is the state of being calm, peaceful, and...

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