Tag Archives: Featured Blogger

smellybean…then eat!

Originally posted on a poem in my pocket:
“Love, but be careful what you love,” (Augustine) if you ever have an extra jellybean whatever flavor is fine to my bellybean juicy burst of sweetness tastes swellybean but one’s not enough,…

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Celebrating Our Autumns

Originally posted on Russellings of the Spirit:
Here where I live in northern Colorado USA, the seasons are beginning to change. Summer is graciously bowing to receive her well-earned accolades while fall stands just off-stage awaiting her cue. Warm-ups and…

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Ten Ways Small Groups Can Save You

Originally posted on Colleen Scheid:
Churches are always trying to get people to join groups of eight to twelve people who meet regularly. They call them ‘small groups’ or ‘growth groups’ or ‘house groups’. One church called them ‘lambs groups’,…

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Floppy Fish Fingers

I was getting my food delivered long before COVID made it cool. I avoid supermarkets in much the same way that Chris Witty avoids blinking. I’ve just never been comfortable in that environment. Everything seems to so easily wind me…

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Ordinary Miracle

Originally posted on Flannel with Faith:
“How am I going to explain this diagnostic summary to this parent?” I asked myself. Twenty-two years of life is all I had under my belt. Teaching, and motherhood, were new. My heart answered:…

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Sorrow – Lessons from Grief

Originally posted on Pics and Posts:
Loss and grief are inevitable parts of life. We know this, but that doesn’t make it easier to manage. In fact, the inevitable is often a source of anxiety for some. Despite how ab-so-lute-ly…

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Empty People – Empty Churches

Originally posted on live4him.ca:
I see no need to attend church. I know it sounds crazy coming from a pastor but the truth is I have trouble giving a good reason to show up every Sunday let alone…

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A Bird’s-Eye View of Paradise

My Featured Blogger this week is Cindy Knoke, photographer extraordinaire, whose images typically emanate from her home, “the Holler,” in rural California (yes, there is such a thing). But in this case, they’re a bird’s-eye view of paradise, namely the … Continue reading

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Pre-loved People

Originally posted on malcolmsmusings.org:
I smile when advertisers use the term ‘pre-loved’ to avoid describing an item as ‘second-hand’. A pre-loved wedding dress must be better than a second-hand one; pre-loved toys sound more attractive than second-hand toys. I’ve…

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A Mother’s Love

Photo by Andrae Ricketts My Featured Blogger this week is Ngina of the blog site Euonia: Stay and Shine. I know nothing about Ngina, whose motto is “Blossom. Re-blossom. Keep doing it,” except that she’s African (but I don’t know … Continue reading

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