Tag Archives: Timothy

Why Are We Surprised?

When people do terrible things, such as yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Paris or the most recent school shooting in Oregon last month, people are surprised. And when you believe, as our culture seems to, that people are basically good, the … Continue reading

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Swimming with the Fishes Fearlessly

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I took a vacation to Maui. It’s only our second time to Hawaii. The first time we went, I missed out on the snorkeling trip he and our son went on because … Continue reading

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Interesting Sayings

I’ve been thinking about interesting sayings the past week and how we pick them up. Several have come up in conversation with others recently. One of my favorites my mom used to say. “If I had my druthers . . .” … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Power Defeats Fear

For as long as I can remember I have been afraid of water. At our Women’s Retreat a few weeks ago, the topic came up several times during the second session in which we mingled and asked questions that were … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Physical and Spiritual Discipline

It is a beautiful sunny day here in Oregon, which is a nice change from the cold and rain we have been experiencing since what seems like forever. Earlier in the day I sat down to write my post for … Continue reading

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The King of Kings Bled

When I was a teenager I listened to a lot of rock music, and I still love the electric guitar and an awesome rock beat. When I first started listening to Christian music I had a hard time finding good … Continue reading

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Epiphany

Today, January 6, is the holiday of Epiphany. It is a date commemorated in both the eastern and western Christian churches, though many western Christian denominations do not celebrate it in any way today. I remember mentioning it once to a … Continue reading

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The Relationship Plan, Part 5

I know you’ve heard of Paul — he wrote most of the epistles in the New Testament. And I know you’ve heard of Mark — he wrote one of the four Gospels. But have you ever heard of Barnabas? He’s … Continue reading

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How Much Does God Love Us?

As part of my Bible-in-a-year schedule I’ve been going through the Old Testament again. As I read, I am reminded of the relationship between God and the nation of Israel. One thing that has occurred to me is that Israel in the … Continue reading

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Growing Seeds of Faith

A while back I posted about growing my new lawn and how growing seeds of faith takes the right balance of truth and love. Looking at my lawn this morning, I few more thoughts came to me about seeds of faith … Continue reading

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