Tag Archives: family

Family dynamics …

“You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.” Matthew 5:9 (MSG Bible) One of my family blunders came during a … Continue reading

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Family first … after God!

 God said, “It’s not good for the Man to be alone; I’ll make him a helper, a companion.” Genesis 2:18 After Karen, my second child began kindergarten, I accepted a part-time job in the accounting department at Sears. Before putting Karen into daycare, … Continue reading

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Going back …

“Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift?–the fruit of the womb his generous legacy? Psalm 127:3 All of my great grandparents immigrated to the United States from Norway, arriving in the mid-to-late 1800’s. As a kid I was able … Continue reading

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Squirrels as a forecaster?

“King David grew old. The years had caught up with him. Even though they piled blankets on him, he couldn’t keep warm.” 1 King 1:1 Several squirrels in the backyard are busily collecting nuts and hiding them for their winter … Continue reading

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Easy to please …

“Stay on good terms with each other, held together by love. Be ready with a meal or a bed when it’s needed.” Hebrews 13:1 Now that I’m alone, I can’t imagine spending summers in Arizona confined indoors all day when … Continue reading

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Families are a blessing …

“Families stick together in all kinds of trouble.” Proverbs 17:17b Susan and I took turns getting a big bear hugs from Glen’s brother, Keith, as he left this morning to go back to Iowa. He came to spend Memorial Day … Continue reading

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How to get into Heaven …

 “No chance at all,” Jesus said, “if you think you can pull it [eternal life] off by yourself. Every chance in the world if you trust God to do it.”  Luke 18:27 Jesus told a rich man he could only … Continue reading

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From Humpday to Happy Thanksgiving!

Before every holiday, I experience HSS–Holiday Sadness Syndrome. This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for my son, Mike, and his daughter Mikaila, who live within a half hour from me, and that we will be spending the day together. On the … Continue reading

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star — Daily Meditation Moment

“I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous, you handmade sky-jewelry, moon and starts mounted in their settings.” Psalm 8:3 (The Message Bible) As I type, I notice my wedding ring and wonder how long it has been since … Continue reading

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Why? — Daily Meditation Moment

“Why do you confuse the issue? Why do you talk without knowing what you’re talking about? Pull yourself together, Job! Up on your feet! Stand tall!” Job 38:1,2 (The Message Bible) The other day my nearly two-year-old grandson said his … Continue reading

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