A Prayer for Jackie, by Mary Power Jacobs

A Prayer for Jackie, by Mary Power Jacobs

I was studying the other day and discovered an amazing translation of a very significant word. Asah! Jesus’ last word was “tetelistai.” It is the same word as the “asah” in Hebrew. It means “to complete something.” It also means “to create.” And, it means  “to make...

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Hoping Against Hope

Hoping Against Hope

Lately I have been struggling with the concept of hope.  In fact, I’ve been wrestling with it - is it realistic, is it harmful, and is it helpful? I must confess  that there are a few people and a few situations where I am beginning to lose hope.  Logic tells me that...

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Fire & Rain

Fire & Rain

Hello! Hello! Hello!  I’m sorry I missed a few days of blogging.  With Christmas festivities and radiation, it’s been a bit more challenging to find the time.  And when I finally find  the time - I am finding the need for a serious nap! I’m on the home stretch with my...

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Keep Going…Don’t Quit

Keep Going…Don’t Quit

I heard a story  that I think you will love. Some people say it is a true story and some say that it is fictional.  Either way - I love it.  And I think it has a powerful analogy for our lives. As the story goes, a mom and her son were out for an evening to see a...

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I Just Love You

I Just Love You

I grew up in a home where neither of my parents said, “I love you.”  I believe they loved me, but they just didn’t say the words. When I first married my husband, although I was crazy  in love with him, I didn’t know how to say the words, “I love you.” It’s a strange...

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An Uninvited Guest

An Uninvited Guest

My friend Liz sent me one of her encouraging texts and at the end of her message she asked, “May I bring a dinner on Thursday?”   First of of all, what’s this “may I” business?  We’ve been friends since our daughters became best friends in second grade so what’s with...

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A Bad Report

A Bad Report

Yesterday was a hard day for me.  It wasn’t anything in particular and there were some beautiful parts about the day...but all day long I felt like crying for no particular reason. I think it was a combination of things...I was tired from being up late the night...

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The Green Outfit Story

The Green Outfit Story

I love this story.  It’s story from long ago and it still makes laugh out loud as I think about it today. Back when we were in our early thirties my husband made the decision to venture out and start a new business.  It was kind of crazy move at the time...but we were...

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Empty Chairs

Empty Chairs

A few years ago my husband and I watched all the seasons of the tv series, Parenthood.  There were some amazing parts, sad parts, and stupid unnecessary parts...but the thing that kept me coming back - episode after episode - was the recurring scene where the entire...

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