Monthly Archives: September 2012

Andy Williams: Adieu to one of the last true songpainters

  Adieu:  Fare thee well [Old French, from a  to + dieu, to God!]  – until we meet again in happier times. As you may know, Andy lost a year long battle with bladder cancer last Tuesday night, September 25, … Continue reading

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Watershed Prayers

“At first I found it very awkward to pray for someone  I didn’t even know…The answers to [my] questions weren’t revealed as I prayed for Beverly, but I did find out how much the Lord loved her and that she … Continue reading

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Victory is a banner song

“The sun stood still and didn’t go down for about a whole day. Never before and never since has the Lord done anything like that for someone who prayed. The Lord was really fighting for Israel.” ~ Joshua 10: 13, 14 … Continue reading

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When stars are breaking through…

…how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ!  ~ Ephesians 3:18 (Exclamation, mine) So wide and deep…that He is ALWAYS speaking to our hearts, no matter where we are, whatever we are doing… and by … Continue reading

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You’ve Got Mail

Waiting at the post office that morning, 15 years or so ago, I suddenly felt like I’d come home to Mayberry.  Not really a warm and fuzzy Aunt Bea sort of feeling. “Hi, Pam!” the woman behind the counter greeted … Continue reading

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Redeeming Promise Never Lets Go

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,  your faithfulness to [the one I pray for] to the skies.  Your righteousness [to this one] is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep.  You, Lord, preserve both people and … Continue reading

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Multiply by design

A jelly jar graces my end table today, filled   with cranberry autumn-toned daisies and        wispy-feather flowers of the field.  A lovely surprise from a friend, left on my front porch… Only last week, it held one single … Continue reading

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Remembering…candles in the darkness

In our darkest days… even then, roses of His loveliness bloom.            Strangers-turned-comrades, secular and faithful, connect in grief,          in prayer, in hope. To keep our hearts turned as one, like sailors looking to … Continue reading

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When He Displaces Worry…

Don’t fret or worry.  Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle … Continue reading

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In Beauty and Grace

She stood in the glow of crystal and chandeliers when a visiting  friend and I first spotted her.  A picture of elegance against the velvet-rich background of one of our town’s grandest old hotels.  She was leaning against a wall, … Continue reading

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