Monthly Archives: June, 2014

Courage and the Green Family and Hobby Lobby

httI had another subject ready to post today but this is far more important. What Rebecca Hamilton, now recently retired from the OK State Representatives, has to say in regard to the Greens. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/publiccatholic/2014/06/the-greens-of-hobby-lobby-one-family-with-courage-is-a-majority/ I agree with her wholeheartedly. What the Greens courageously did was stand for Jesus and Jesus stood by them in setting …

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The Sub-Contractor

As in so many of these posts, I find observations from everyday life. Here is another one. In order to see these things, one must connect daily with the Good Shepherd. That is also the reason for the title of this blog: The Shepherd’s Presence. My daughter and I live a mere half mile from …

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Nemo and Me

According to the brief program guide, Finding Nemo was released in 2003. Eleven years after release, I finally watch it. Why? Call it channel surfing. Just to refresh your memories, Nemo is captured as a baby clown fish and lives in an aquarium in a dentist’s office. His father, and a companion, Dorrie, are determined …

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Pedometers, Rhubarb, and Parking Space

Recently someone gave me a zucchini. It was not too small, and not too large. I like that size. It was such a kind gesture for someone to just give me abundance from the garden. Thinking back, in the last two weeks I have had the smallest of gestures awarded me! Rhubarb from a garden …

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Jehoiachin

Jehoiachin is the great-grandson of good King Josiah. He came to the throne as King when he was a mere eight years old. It was during his father’s reign that Judah was conquered by Persia and many of the inhabitants of Judah were taken captive to Babylon. You will relate the prophet, Daniel, to this …

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Hezekian and Grace

Grace is God’s undeserved favor. Not Hezekiah’s wife. Unless I missed it somewhere, I didn’t see the name of whom he married. His reign as King over Judah (also known as the Southern Kingdom) after his father, Ahaz, died. Ahaz was not a particularly good King in terms of spiritual leadership. Hezekiah was 25 years …

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Thorny Me

After pruning my rose bush tonight, someone might mistakenly think that I had a kitten. I came back in the house with little drops of blood and scratches on my arms. Had I cut my bush down to 18 inches after the last hard frost last fall, I wouldn’t be battling the thorns. Part of …

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If it Sounds Like a Duck…

I first responded to this blog last December, and just now received permission to reblog. Since it is still relevant information, here it is. I usually don’t read long blogs nor post them. This is an exception.

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