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Rebirth: Here We Grow Again

When I think of my rebirth experiences, I tend to place them in two categories. I think of the times rebirth looked more like being replanted and I had to start over in new surroundings. The other rebirth experiences felt more like being relaunched in a new direction... like discovering who I am today as… Continue reading Rebirth: Here We Grow Again

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It is What It Is: But Does It Have to Be?

After we both lamented about the occasional aches and pains we experience, Ruth* recalled being asked once if she regretted not taking better care of herself when she was younger. She then said she didn’t know how to answer that question given, “It is what it is.” During the past three or four years I… Continue reading It is What It Is: But Does It Have to Be?

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Words and Nature – Earth Day, 2021

Two things that are true about me: I feel my calmest when I am near a body of water or looking out at mountains or flower covered canyons; and I enjoy words. I recall when living in Indiana, I spent hours looking for some moving water. I eventually found myself in the middle of a… Continue reading Words and Nature – Earth Day, 2021

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Aevrie Rhose: A Rose Gifted in 2020

“What time is it?” “Has it been three hours already?” “What have I done today?” “Did I even shower?” “Aww, was that a smile?” These are just a few of the questions that both my daughter and I asked the last month or so in 2020.  Aevrie Rhose, my first grandchild, came into the world on her due date with 10 toes, 10 fingers, and a cute button nose. Unlike… Continue reading Aevrie Rhose: A Rose Gifted in 2020

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There is No Such Thing as a Multi-Cultural Church

Now, read that again and let it sink in. There is NO such thing as a multi-cultural church. No. Nope. No such thing! Sure, there are churches that are multi-ethnic. There are those that are diverse when it comes to age, gender, socio-economic status, and background. But differing cultures? No. Many think that when people… Continue reading There is No Such Thing as a Multi-Cultural Church