Category Archive: gifts

Oct 21

When I Grow Up …

Thinking of the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control) and my personal need for continuing to grow in my spiritual life, I remembered this column that was written for the church newsletter a couple of months ago. I’m working on the growing up, daily. When I grow up …

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Dec 04

‘Tis the Month Before Christmas

Tis the month before Christmas, we’re all going nuts; With so much to do, there’s no ifs, ands or buts. Buy presents, hang tree lights, pop cards in the mail, Send gift packs, thread popcorn, find turkeys on sale. Decorations need stringing up all through the house. And we don’t have a clue what to …

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Dec 03

Joy at Christmas!

Last Christmas was my Mother’s last Christmas, but this is a story of joy and not sorrow. My Mother lived her life in the moment better than anyone I have ever known. When she was diagnosed with Stage four, lung cancer that had spread to her brain the doctors told her they needed to do surgery Continue reading 

Oct 08

Unity in the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:1-16)

As part of our celebration of World Communion Sunday this weekend at Burke United Methodist Church, we had as our guest preacher Pastor Medardo Serrano of the Centro de Formacion Gran Comision, a Hispanic congregation that meets in our church building. I translated for Medardo, so I wanted to share some of the points that [...]

Sep 13

Snafooed by a Secret

I’ve been crafting up a storm lately. Well ok, mentally I have been crafting up a storm. In real life not so much, but I did go out this weekend and purchase items so that I can make my secret sister gift. Just for the record I also run marathons mentally, but sadly this has yet… read more »
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