Harvest Home (and some Thanksgiving Place Cards)

The wind is whirling through a stolid old oak tree outside my window, capturing leaves with its invisible fingers and twirling them like little ballerinas.  I love November with its vivd colors and chilly breezes and frosty nights, all playing their parts in the prelude to winter. November also reminds me of those brave souls […]

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Dipping into the Community Pool: November 18

This week there’s a couple of good articles on depression, which seems to increase during the winter holidays.  Also, a local church made a thoughtful Christmas video that you might like to watch with your children.  Add to this some thoughts on technology and Thanksgiving— it’s a wrap. No Longer Talking “Have you noticed that […]

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A Thanksgiving “Advent”

“Praise befits the upright,” says the psalmist (Psalm 33:1). I’ve been thinking about this simple little sentence all week, how our beauty is found in our praise and gratitude to God. Spurgeon put it this way: “What wings are to a bird, what fruit is to the tree, what the rose is to the thorn, […]

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Happy Father’s Day

J. C. Ryle writes, “ It is the highest privilege to be the child of a godly father and mother and to be brought up in the midst of many prayers.” Between the years 1960 and 2016, the percentage of children living in families with two parents decreased from 88 to 69. So today, Father’s […]

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A Mentor Remembered: Elisabeth Elliot and Her Legacy

Today I wish to express my gratitude to God for giving my generation Elisabeth Elliot. I mentioned in an earlier post that I met Elisabeth and her husband Lars in South Carolina many years ago. Two years ago on this date she went home to be with her Lord. I’m sure many of you are […]

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Happy Mother’s Day 2017

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Psalm 127:4 As arrows are shot on a trajectory, they go in one of 2 directions: the way they would go or the way they should go. Charles Bridges, in his wonderful commentary on Proverbs, puts it this way: “An existence […]

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Water From a Rock

When I was a child, Thanksgiving at our house was a big deal. My grandparents would usually arrive the evening before to be followed the next day by friends of my parents who traveled some distance just to spend the holiday with us. I’m not sure to this day how she did it, but my […]

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