CHRISTMAS

I guess I never really understood it! Certainly, I understood the origin of the celebration; you know the birth of Jesus, Bethlehem, Mary, Joseph and all. It took years to understand gift giving as a ritual representing Gods gift to us and our caring for each other. It has become …

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FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?       Esther 4:14 Neil and I were married fifty-nine years ago on August 18th 1956, in a little Baptist Church in Bracebridge. It was the magical hour of seven in the evening on a …

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A Father’s Love

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Prov. 22:6 Last month was Mother’s Day but here it is June already and time for Father’s Day. I won’t let myself dwell on the fact that half of …

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A Brighter New Year

From sinking sand He lifted me, With tender hand He lifted me, From shades of night to plains of light, O praise His name, He lifted me!  Gabriel January Twenty-eleven for me was the beginning of a sorrowful year.  I had lost my husband the night before on New Years …

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