Category Archives: Self-

For the New Year by Jane Blackburn

A new year is upon us. What shall I put on my list of resolutions? How about a resolution Not to resolve anything new? The quest for perfection Is useless, and deceiving, and disheartening. The world shouts at us Look … Continue reading

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Forgive and Forget? by The Rev. Richard E. Sindall

The following article is written by The Reverend Richard E. Sindall and has been reprinted here with his permission. For more information, please visit his website at Faith Thinking Aloud. “I can forgive, but I can’t forget.” I hear that … Continue reading

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Lent and Grief

Psalm 73:23 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
23 Nevertheless I am continually with you;
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Holidays and Grief – Emmanuel Comes

The past week has been challenging for me due to illness. In addition, the holidays are here and so is grief for me and many people. My grief is the loss of my marriage. My friend lost his daughter to … Continue reading

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Feelings and Prayer

Every now and then, our discussion group may take a different direction than originally planned. That’s okay and it’s why we decided to state that we are a “discussion” group. Please note that this is a discussion that is still … Continue reading

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Filling Our Cup

   “Simply be open and allow yourself to be held in the shelter of God. …Do not doubt your own spiritual experience.”    ~Joyce Rupp The past few weeks we have had a visit from a foster parent telling his … Continue reading

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