Author Archives: Linda Gillis

I’m No Expert

“Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, …. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.” Philippians 3:14 Friends, don’t … Continue reading

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Eraseable or Permanent Colors — Daily Meditation Moment

May 16 “Place these words on your hearts. Get them deep inside you. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder.” Deuteronomy 11:18 (The Message Bible) If my heart were like a whiteboard, I’d mark it with many … Continue reading

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Towers that Give Life — Daily Meditation Moment

May 15 “Love GOD, your God, and serve him with everything you have within you, he’ll take charge of sending the rain at the right time, both autumn and spring rains, so that you’ll be able to harvest your grain, … Continue reading

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The Messenger

A Cat Tale I pride myself at being efficient and organized—good traits for a new late-in-life writer. But I must admit, the older I get, the more obsessed I get about how I spend my time. I live by schedules … Continue reading

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Straddling the Fence

The Sun City-Youngtown Independent Newspaper Published: September 28, 2011 I’m sitting on the political fence in Washington, D.C. – the one that divides the Republicans from the Democrats, the right from the left. I watch eyes shooting hate darts at … Continue reading

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Low Man on the Totem Pole (Sample story from “Preachin’ to the Pastor)

The conversation over lunch was light, fun—the get-acquainted time I cherish during “Lunch Break with Linda,” a ministry in which I try to meet as many church office workers as possible when I travel. After the last fork clanged against … Continue reading

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When Not to Say No

(from Incidents from the Church Office: 52 Meditations for Support Staff and Volunteers)   Summing it up friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things “true, noble, reputable… the best, not the worst.” Philippians … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes — Daily Meditation Moment

May 14 “There is something I’m looking for: a person simple and plain, reverently responsive to what I say.” Isaiah 66:2 (The Message Bible) Recently, my friend, Val, had her eyelids surgically repaired. The lid had begun to sag and … Continue reading

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Acquaintance or a Friend — Daily Meditation Moment

May 13 “I’ve named you friends because I’ve let you in on everything I’ve heard from the Father.” John 15:15 (The Message Bible) Yesterday during a phone conversation, my friend said, “One of the reasons I love living in Arizona … Continue reading

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The Right or Left Side — Daily Meditation Moment

May 12 [Jesus] said, “When people get a little power how quickly it goes to their heads.” Mark 10:43 (The Message Bible) James and John were concerned about the pecking order in Heaven and boldly asked Jesus if one of … Continue reading

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