National Friendship Day

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“I have no duty to be anyone’s friend and no man in the world has a duty to be mine. No claims, no shadow of necessity. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”~C.S. Lewis … Continued

Rest is Not Idleness

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“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ~John Lubbock Set the phone aside. Leave the devices in the house. Go outside and … Continued

Encouragement

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Given what’s going on in the world currently, it seemed appropriate to focus on the Word here on the blog for the time being. To that end, I’ll just post a little something each day from Scripture. Be well. “My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:2

Countdown to Christmas: Christmas Time in the City

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  City sidewalks, busy sidewalks Dressed in holiday style In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas Children laughing, people passing Meeting smile after smile And on every street corner you hear Silver bells, silver bells It’s Christmas time in the city Ring-a-ling, Hear them ring, Soon it will be Christmas day Lyrics: Ray Evans … Continued

Remember Thanksgiving

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  “Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” -Henry Ward Beecher It seems each year that Thanksgiving becomes more and more of a coda: just a little something tucked quietly away between Halloween and Christmas. If it weren’t for football games and the big meal, it might already have passed into oblivion. … Continued

Come and See!

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Come and see what God has done… Psalm 66:5 Indeed! For my money, the White Mountains of New Hampshire are one of the prettiest places I know of to view vibrant autumnal colors. Even at the height of foliage season, with many visitors flocking to the area, solitude can be found at the edges of … Continued

October Gave a Party

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  “October gave a party; the leaves by hundreds came….” Though the autumn colors here in the Intermountain West are nothing like those in my beloved New Hampshire, they are still quite beautiful. I just have to learn to live without those fiery reds. 🙂 Here’s hoping you can get out and enjoy some of … Continued

Welcome, Autumn

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  Growing up in the Midwest, autumn was not my favorite season. The stately, mature oaks which filled the landscape – beautiful though they were – didn’t become very colorful as summer bid us farewell. To me, autumn meant lots of yard cleanup, knowing that the biting cold winter was not far behind. Somewhat unexpectedly, … Continued

The Dog Days

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Where has the summer gone? (For that matter, where has this year gone?) Store aisles are filled with back to school supplies. Many churches are preparing to get back into the swing of things with programs that pause for a break over the summer. We’re not even halfway through August, but September’s busy calendar seems to be … Continued