Monthly Archives: March 2012

Baptism #39

I knew I was baptized as an infant, but didn’t know much about it until my confirmation days. I was baptized on July 2 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee, Wisconsin. I was 10 weeks old. It was the 182nd … Continue reading

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Is This Paradise? #38

In reading “The Tales of the Pointless People” by Dan Erlander, we hear of God’s original vision of an Eden where people romp and frolic having fun together until the “Snake” comes along and tells them to keep points (score). … Continue reading

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God! Did You Call? #37

One Tuesday in March I was in my classroom working with students, when a man walked in. He introduced himself, “I’m Jay A___. Your principal said I might visit you to observe your class. May I stay for awhile?” I … Continue reading

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The Jesus Prayer #36

One of my favorite authors is Madeleine L’Engle, who tells about praying “The Jesus Prayer” when she had no other words:  “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” This prayer is the prayer … Continue reading

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Thou Shall Not Covet? #35

This morning’s writing prompt is “Pick one of the 10 commandments and write about it – how does it resonate with your life?” Thinking about this prompt led me to read through the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20.  Verse 17 reads … Continue reading

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Broken Beauty #34

Broken Windows Pathways Relationships   Shattered Hearts Families Countries   Crumpled Wings Pages Promises   Willing Spirit Breathing Love Photo credit: bored-now, Flikr creative commons

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Count My Blessings #33

How can I count my blessings? This question moves me to rephrase Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet #43, “… let me count the ways.” I woke this morning to sunshine. I got up and walked. That’s 4 right there. I heard … Continue reading

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