Monthly Archives: July 2011

Love Means Having to Say You’re Sorry

Hospice ordered us a hospital bed and a child-sized wheelchair.  When ordering these, I heard the nurse say, “Late-stage Dementia.”   That’s fine—it was Effie’s doctor’s assessment, and (for what it’s worth) it coincides with what I’ve matched up on the … Continue reading

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The Right Thing

Doing the right thing: each of us has a hundred opportunities—every day.  How well we fare can depend on many things: spiritual life, training, health, strength, even intelligence. Today, life is complicated and fast-paced; it’s very possible, when such an … Continue reading

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Teacher of Women

Some of my personal Bible studies take long enough that it’s the main focus of that day.  Thus, it seems prudent for that to be they day’s weblog.  I’ve done it a few times. Yesterday was such a day.   I’ve … Continue reading

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Do You Know Who Your Friends Are?

This planet is getting to be a weird place to hang out.  The economy’s out of equilibrium, the country’s careening out of control, and the headlines are a heart-break. [I just wrote what I’d like to see happen to that guy … Continue reading

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Ducks in a Row

They clash dreadfully with my décor.  But I’m happy we have them: a pink sticker on my phone, and a pink document on my fridge.  These little pieces of paper are my Go-To’s, and I like it: we signed up … Continue reading

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And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works  Heb. 10:24 Today I was thinking about somebody who has appealing qualities.  I want to be more like her.  As I pondered this, I was … Continue reading

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Pay It Forward

This morning, the guy ahead of me in line at Starbucks paid for my latte.  When the cashier asked him, “Do you know her?” he replied, “No, I don’t know her from Adam; just tell her to do the same … Continue reading

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