Understanding the Times

Holy Week 2024 Begins

As Holy Week 2024 begins, news of the times continue to depress; news of friends’ troubles, sadden — and my faith . . . well it wobbles. I was glad for today’s meditation that directed me to Isaiah 50:10: Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the voice of his...

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Leap Year and Its Lessons

Leap Year and Its Lessons

Leap Year 2020 As March begins in a Leap Year, one of my doodles reminded me I had NO idea what March 2020’s Leap Year would bring.  On March the ninth, a Monday,  I noted in my 2020 journal:  Tensions about the virus; it affects older people —US.  Seriously —on ...

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Americans Who Prefer a Dictatorship

Americans Who Prefer a Dictatorship

“I’d rather live under Trump’s  dictatorship  than a Biden Presidency.” This I heard three or four Americans say on an interview clip shown a news show. I shook my head skeptically, knowing how talking heads can manipulate interview “quotes,” to score points.  It was...

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Since 1971

Since 1971

Celebrating Since 1971 Doug and I have been celebrating birthdays on and off since 1971 . . . (A Birthday Celebration is for the Whole Month) Whoa . . . Time really does fly when we have had fun. This year,  because of COVID, our celebration has been low key, BUT we...

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Discombobulated

Discombobulated

A Living Definition of DISCOMBOBULATED Discombobulated is a great and descriptive word for me as 2023 ends.  First, the last day of this year feels like it should the first day of the New Year. Maybe because today is Sunday.  Maybe because I just want to get on with...

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Take Joy

Take Joy

Seriously? Over the years, I have learned joy isn’t just excitement or pleasure, though these feelings are a part of joy. This week’s Advent candle, joy, may seem a counterintuitive emotion given today’s world.  But, like hope and peace, joy comes by God’s grace,...

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