Monthly Archives: November 2013

Please Sir, Can I Have Some More?

Too often when I read the overly familiar stories about the birth of Christ, I can’t grasp the surprise anymore. I’ve grown accustomed to angels, strange births, and guiding stars appearing in the sky. They sound like, “blah, blah, blah” … Continue reading

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Things for which I’m thankful: Leaves waltzing to the ground on a cold day, Music, Laughter, Phones (for keeping up with friends), Thick warm socks, My nose smelling all the scents rising from the kitchen, Coffee (which I can no … Continue reading

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The Overflow of Thanksgiving

I wrote this several years ago when I realized what a priviledge it is to be able to praise God with a whole heart. It means I have eyes to see his beauty. It means that my heart is full … Continue reading

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Up the Down Staircase: Thanking God Anyway

Okay, people, it’s the week of Thanksgiving Day, and I’m having trouble. A dear friend was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer within the last two weeks, and I just discovered moments ago that it seems to have spread. I’m struggling to … Continue reading

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Things That Make You Grow or Shrink

There’s an interesting scene in the book, Alice in Wonderland. In the scene there is a blue caterpillar sitting on a mushroom smoking from a hookah pipe; he’s quite a mellow fellow. Alice, who is only three inches high, is … Continue reading

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Galaxies

The stars shifted in the bucket as he tipped them out. Shaking them gently, he released them from the pail. They sang as they floated across deep space, And puddled in clusters throughout the universe. The Maker blew, and galaxies … Continue reading

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Drinks That Make You Shrink

I shrink before large things. I find my place there. And I like it.   Whenever I stand before mountains, oceans, and the evening sky aglitter with millions of stars, I get smaller, like Alice did when she drank from … Continue reading

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