Monthly Archives: September, 2014

“Who Kissed Me?”

This interpretive reading is from my story file and has been there for more than forty years. It has no copyright, and you are more than welcome to print it and use it yourself is you happen to be teaching on compassion, it makes a wonderful illustration. “Who Kissed Me” by Eva Booth Eva Booth, …

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Murmurring in the Wilderness

A phrase from Psalm 106 struck me recently. Verse 25 is a continuance of the Hebrew families after they crossed the Red Sea on their way back to the homeland they had never seen. Moses was born in Egypt and had not seen the homeland either, but he had a vision of what it would …

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Forgiveness, Part 5

Originally posted on Study God's Word:
Do I have to tell the person who hurt me that I have forgiven him?  I don’t ever want to see or talk to that person again. He’s scary, and although I’ve forgiven him, I want nothing more to do with him. This is a “that depends” kind…

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Joseph, a Man of Principles

This past Sunday my pastor wrapped up a series he has presented from the life of Joseph. These have been stirring sermons. They have dealt with the nitty-gritty of life. This last message was no different. I noticed an outline I jotted down sometime in the past at the end of chapter 50 of Genesis. …

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“Let’s Roll” — Todd Beamer

Originally posted on The Shepherd's Presence:
I wrote this shortly after I read the book, and have been holding it in my document file and really didn’t know why.  Maybe for this weblog. Let’s Roll:  Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage by Lisa Beamer with Ken Abrahams Tyndale Publishers, 2002, 2006 (with epilogue)           Lisa Beamer…

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The One-Room Schoolhouse

This morning at the Senior Center, our singtime included schoolhouse songs from the past. That would be my past, in fact. We sang, “Clementine” and “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” Alas, those songs are not in my edition of the “Golden Book of Favorite Songs.” When I came back home, I reached for my …

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Absorbent

I rained last night. Let me rephrase that. Last night it thundered powerfully, lightning lit up the sky, and wind blew furiously. Get the picture? Now add this: my car windows were open. Car seats are comfy because they are padded with absorbent foam and mine also have fabric covers. Even the visors were wet …

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