Tag: God

  • God is Good, God is Great

    God is Good, God is Great

    I learned a lot of prayers in childhood but one specific prayer has been lingering with me lately. It's a prayer you might have learned in childhood, too. Remember this one? God is good God is great Now let us thank Him When I learned that[..]
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  • A Good Kind of Lonely

    A Good Kind of Lonely

      I was talking with a friend recently. She's moved to a new community, started a new job, is in a new relationship. To the casual observer everything looks hunky-dorey. Everything is hunky-dorey most of the time. But there are these moments - moments like[..]
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  • Body Bag Memory

    Body Bag Memory

    A prayer of David If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide[..]
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  • Hobbling Along

    Hobbling Along

    I took an ailing veteran to the VA Center in Boise, Idaho this week. He's a young fellow, in his mid-forties. A big lug of a guy, 6' 3", and hauling around too much weight on his broken frame of a body. Twenty years ago,[..]
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  • When the gift isn’t good enough

    When the gift isn’t good enough

      “God, you are the slim crescent of a moon that I see and my self is the earth’s shadow that keeps me from seeing all the moon. The crescent is very beautiful and perhaps that is all I should or could see; but what[..]
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  • How do you build community?

    How do you build community?

    It’s Miz Shelby here again. Today’s the day I head out on the adventure with World Vision, and I am looking forward to bringing you all along.   Last night, after an 80+ degree late summer day, which I spent mainly indoors packing, I decided to go to[..]
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  • The Civil Wars: Unhinged

    The Civil Wars: Unhinged

      I hate it when a cherished friend up and quits me. Thankfully it hasn’t happened but a couple of times in my life, but boy, oh boy have those break-ups hurt. I’m not talking about romances. I’m talking about the kind of friend I[..]
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  • God’s Rembrandt

    God’s Rembrandt

      Amsterdam is God’s Rembrandt, a piece of stunningly horrific beauty. Built in 1956, the year I was born, this World War II memorial represents the suffering inflicted upon this region. This, after all, is the place where dozens of youngsters like Anne Frank, like Corrie Ten[..]
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  • Q & A with Author Leila Meacham

    Q & A with Author Leila Meacham

    Editor's Note: One of the best things about attending Kathy Patrick's Girlfriend Weekend in Jefferson, Texas  is the opportunity I get to meet some pretty fabulous writers. If it seems like we writers are always plugging other writers, it's because we love reading good books at much as[..]
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