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What’s in a name?

When my daughter flew to Florida for a week of work on NASA’s solar probe (parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu), my husband and I went to Maryland to help out with the grandchildren. Three young boys can exhaust two old grandparents, but we had a lot of fun with trips to the library, restaurant, community center, and pool, plus …

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Hope is alive!

Spring is arriving late in the northeast this year. As our local weatherman said halfway through April, “Today is tax day and Old Man Winter has filed for an extension!” How appropriate that I have been studying the book of Ruth and the story of how this brave young woman went out to glean during …

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Windblown

A frigid wind is blowing outside. It’s a good day to stay indoors and meditate on John 3:8: “Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.” As I look out my window and …

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Grouchy Grinch

Watch out! I am grouchy today. Normally I don’t mind doing my daily exercises and walking for recovery from my spinal surgery, but today I had to force myself to do these. On ordinary days, I don’t mind fixing meals and doing laundry, but today I found them exhausting. I even got annoyed waiting five …

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Healing Water

My friend Bill is undergoing surgery today to remove a cancerous growth. He has struggled with cancer for years and this is just one more round in an on-going battle. In John’s gospel, chapter 5, Jesus meets a man who has been struggling with health problems for 38 years. They meet at the side of …

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Advent 2017 – Day 20

We are drawing nearer to Christmas! Only five more days of waiting! Thank you for continuing to share this journey through Advent.  Mary and Joseph were not the only ones who waited eagerly for the arrival of the first Christmas. According to Luke 2, other people were also waiting during this period: Simeon and Anna. …

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