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Review: Made for the Journey by Elisabeth Elliot

As a young woman, Elisabeth Elliot worked hard to prepare for her first missionary experience, learning and reducing to writing the Colorado’s language in the jungles of Ecuador.  Because she was doing what God called her to do, she fully expected God’s blessing on her work.  After all, that’s the way the world works, right? […]

Seeing Subtleties

Sometimes, when all the color is stripped away by winter, it can be hard to see beauty.  Then we need to look more closely.  Often, we can then see things that we could not see before.  We start to notice subtleties and miracles, we discover mysteries, and our minds calm down and are filled with […]

To Us A Child is Born!

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 (Handel’s music ) Today we celebrate the birth of this amazing Christ child and, though there are […]

Gift Guide

At this time of year I often hear, “Are you ready for Christmas?”  Yes, my heart is, but that’s not what people mean.  They wonder if I have bought all the gifts I plan to get. And, no, I have not.  Life is busy.  People get ill and people die.  Energy is used up by […]

Mostly Canticles by George van Popta

After being rescued from grave danger, David sang, “Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.” (Ps 34:3)  Throughout the Bible we are encouraged to praise God in times of joy, trust, confusion, understanding, sadness, and despair.  We pray while we sing and sing while we pray and, obviously, the words that […]

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