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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I made this from cedar, arborvitae and holly clippings. I like it! At last, it really is looking like Christmas here at the Beech House. After years of talking the talk, I made a gorgeous wreath to hang at our … Continue reading
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Rudolph and Clarice

 Yesterday morning as my husband was leaving for work, he asked me a question, “Do you love me?” I was somewhat surprised by his inquiry and quickly assured him that I did. Strange I thought, “Why do you ask if … Continue reading
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Thank heaven for …

…the Gutenberg Printing Press? November 1st is upon us, and it’s time to express some heartfelt gratitude. Believe it or not, number one on my list is the Gutenberg printing press. This invention, which was first put into use in 1450, can be credited … Continue reading
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The Gratitude Project

“Apple, peaches, pumpkin pie, who’s not ready holler, I!”  Me, that’s who’s not ready. Today, October 31st is upon us. Happy Halloween, Friends. Tomorrow welcomes the month of November and I’m so… not ready. Are you? What’s a frantic, fall loving gal like … Continue reading
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Desperately Seeking “Ruth”

The past 12 months have been full of so much living, so much frenzied activity, so much joy, and, yes, so much sorrow. I have been savoring the saccharine fullness of a life freely given both in love and service. Much of my busyness … Continue reading
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Pajamas: A Question of Christian Liberty

I ran across the most intriguing Facebook discussion today. Perhaps intriguing isn’t quite the right word. Perhaps outrageous would be more descriptive. A popular pastor posted this as his status: I will never understand the people who go to the … Continue reading
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Okay, I admit it. I’m a freak.

Jesus Freak. Though they’d never say it aloud, that’s how my family perceives me. I suppose it’s our dirty little secret. As a college student of the 80′s, I abandoned the Lutheran church of my youth and defied convention by attending a non-traditional church. Not … Continue reading
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Who will set the captives free?

In case you haven’t noticed, your kids don’t like going to church with you. They’re bored out of their minds. Many of those teens who do attend can’t wait to move from out under your scrutinizing gaze. Just wait and … Continue reading
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Lent Picking

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIq92yp_a0c[/youtube] It must be the Lenten season, right? Turn on the television or the radio. McDonalds promotes its filet-o-fish sandwich.  The campy wall bass now calls out via cell phone to those seeking a “meatless” repast. The local news reports on people heartedly devoted to completing the Northeast Ohio fish … Continue reading
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Hallowed Whine

It happens each year. The air cools; the days shorten; leaves burst into brilliant color, soon to fall to the ground. Inside things are happening too. Lights are carefully placed on the mantel; pumpkins, ghosts, spiders, and bats fill my … Continue reading
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Reformation Recollections

It seems only fitting to acknowledge the earnest stance that Martin Luther took against the establishment when he nailed these 95 Theses to the doors at Wittenberg.  He wanted to openly discuss these ninety-five propositions, but Pope Leo and the institutionalized … Continue reading Continue reading

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Wrapping It All Up – deli style

Concluding thoughts on White’s “Rethinking the Church.” Continue reading Continue reading

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