Published March 6th, 2015 by

“Again today, Ron and I experience grace, God’s riches at Christ’s expense, through what the world calls the trauma of cancer. Again today, we strive to conquer its wickedness. Laughter…

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Published March 5th, 2015 by

I wrote this when in the cancer ward on one of those many days Ron had to go there. The audience attends me; they focus on each line. I perform…

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Published March 4th, 2015 by

“Well, we’ve survived this long.” I said to my son. He corrected me. “No, Mom, we’ve thrived.” It’s been almost four years since our beloved Ron, our husband and father,…

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Published March 3rd, 2015 by

Habitage is a newly coined word meaning “habits that sabotage us.” Now I don’t wish to meddle but most of us have at least one bad habit. It is the…

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Published March 2nd, 2015 by

The Latin words for divine reading are Lectio Divina. Author Pat Bell recently explained this to me. The leader reads the scripture and listeners listen for a word/ phrase that…

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Published March 1st, 2015 by

Most of us do not listen well. We interrupt speakers with our comments, sometimes even talking over them. Why? Because we think we know how to fix their lives, even…

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Published February 28th, 2015 by

Are you familiar with any of these?  They are but a miniscule part of the world’s 7000  rare diseases. Abdominal chemodectomas with cutaneous angiolipomas Abdominal cystic lymphangioma Aberrant subclavian artery…

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Published February 27th, 2015 by

Since Jesus went through everything you’re going through and more, learn to think like him. Think of your sufferings as a weaning from that old sinful habit of always expecting…

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Published February 26th, 2015 by

So many good byes over our lives, so many so long, see you laters, so many places to move, classes to take, marriages and jobs renewed. Still, we take our…

Read More Time to Go

Published February 25th, 2015 by

Salt is good (beneficial), but if salt has lost its saltness, how will you restore [the saltness to] it? Have salt within yourselves, and be at peace and live in…

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