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About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.

What about Bob?

“God will let you laugh again; you’ll raise the roof with shouts of joy!” Job 8:21 Recently while garage sailing, I found the DVD of the movie “What About Bob,” which was popular in the early 1990’s. I watched it … Continue reading

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Snappy …

“Noah disembarked with his sons and wife and his sons’ wives. Then all the animals, crawling creatures, birds—every creature on the face of the Earth—left the ship family by family.” Genesis 8:18-19 As far as I’m concerned, Noah could have left … Continue reading

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Remember when?

“Honor and enjoy your Creator while you’re still young.” Ecclesiastes 12:1 I’m not sure why this scripture didn’t say, “Continue to honor your Creator all your life until you cannot.” I’m certainly not in the age bracket “young,” but I … Continue reading

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Spiritual caring …

“Whenever we’re sick and in bed, God becomes our nurse, nurses us back to health.” Psalm 41:3 Recently, I returned to my volunteer position of spiritual care at the local hospital. I took a year-and-a-half sabbatical after Glen had spent three weeks in that … Continue reading

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A gentle reply …

  “A gentle response defuses anger,     but a sharp tongue kindles a temper-fire.” Proverbs 15:1 Children act out and even scream at his or her mom–not so much at their dad who might rule with a heavier hand–and then wait … Continue reading

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What are you counting?

“Look at the sky. Count the stars. Can you do it?” Genesis 15:5 When my grandson, Nate, was 22 months old, he could count to 20. He might have skipped 12 or 17, but he plugged along. Sometimes when we … Continue reading

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Stay focused …

November 27 “He had led everyone in his house to live worshipfully before God, was always helping people in need, and had the habit of prayer.” Acts 10:2 Good habits–life goes better when we are consistent in taking care of ourselves. Like, … Continue reading

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Backing made easier …

  “We’re something everyone stands around and stares at, like an accident in the street.” 1 Corinthians 4:9 Knock on wood. I have a fairly good driving history. One moving violation in front of an air force base in Nevada when I … Continue reading

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What do we need?

“We’re depending on God; he’s everything we need.” Psalm 33:20 How simply put, “He’s everything we need.” But we need wisdom to figure out how to use the gifts he offers. God created the world to function smoothly, but through … Continue reading

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Who influences you …

“My dear friends, don’t let public opinion influence how you live out our glorious, Christ-originated faith.” James 2:1 When Susan, my youngest daughter, was in high school we hosted a foreign exchange student from Istanbul, Turkey, for eight months. Years … Continue reading

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