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Sensing the “Spirit Shift” in the Ordinary of our Day

Last week, I rode my bicycle on one of our local bike trails. This trail follows a former railroad track that attimes parallels a river, then weaves in and out of woodland and meadow. I was alone on the path. As mybody fell into a comfortable rhythm of pedaling and movement, I became aware of

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At the Organ

Submitted by Cynthia Willis It was the last day of March with all that brings with it; Spring, Easter, new life! I teach piano lessons and had heard someone enter the building of the church, while my second lesson was going on. It was a little concerning because I was the only person there after

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The Healing Power of Forgiveness

~by Judi Fasick This has undoubtedly been the most stressful year in recent history with the worldwide spread of the Corona Virus, and so many natural disasters, from out of control forest fires, to tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes. Here in the US our Nation has suffered from widespread discontent, prejudice, free flying accusations of misconduct

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On Being Kind, Always

Submitted by Kathy Harvey Have you ever had someone go out of their way to be helpful to you? Maybe they went the extra mile or did something amazing that you weren’t expecting. I’ve certainly experienced times like that in my life. Without it, the foundation of my adult life would have been completely different

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Love Songs

Submitted by G. Edwin Zeiders, February, 2021 While I was driving from place to place over many years, of course, I would make up love songs and sing them in the car. When I was overseas with the Marines in the early years, I would stand on the deck of either of the three ships

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Insights on Prayer by Paula K. Smith

Praise – To commend, honor or declare the worth of. Psalm 150, praise used 13 time in 6 verses – Tells where to praise, why to praise and how to praise. “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” Repent – To feel such sorrow for sin or fault that you change your behavior/life for

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Power and Control in Seasons of Ambiguity by Ed Zeiders

Be careful to note that whenever there is a vacuum there will invariably be a rush to grab power and control. It is subtle or overt, but it can be recognized in the manipulation of others. I have experienced it and it’s ugly… God forgive me when I have caused it. In families, communities, schools,

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God Must Have a Sense of Humor (Debbie Heisley-Cato)

I am serious about my work ethic.  I think that subconsciously I believe that “you get what you deserve.” On my best days I know that none of us get what we deserve.  Our God is a God of grace who loves us without limit and gives to us far beyond anything that we could

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No Commitment?

No Commitment?             A popular gym franchise touts the motto, “No Commitment.”             As someone who has lost a significant amount of weight in the last three years, I cringe every time I hear this on the radio or see it on a billboard.  No commitment?  If losing weight is our goal, commitment is exactly

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