Category Archive: Ponderings

Oct 29

Root canals and believers

I had my first root canal this morning. I think they really get a bad rap. Sure, I don’t like the sound of the drill or the numbing shots or sitting with someone’s hands in my mouth for long stretches of time. But it wasn’t terribly painful – and I did have meds for numbing …

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Jan 14

turning your back…on the crowd

This post by Ann Voskamp appeared in front of me this morning. Here’s an excerpt:   We all get to choose where we set up the stage of our lives — before the Crowds, the Court, the Congregation, the Critics (inner or otherwise)-– or the Cross of Christ. All except One will assess your performance. …

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Jan 11

It’s all about Him – not a cause

Copied and pasted from my friend Heather Pound’s blog   “People in the poorest countries that rely heaviest on aid are human beings—quite often, very thoughtful human beings—with equally valuable and important places at the table of God’s mission in the world as anyone else……Jesus was not known as one who dished out meals to prostitutes …

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Feb 26

How to pray for your single friend

from Julie Sanders: Sometimes we think we know how to pray for each other, but we don’t. Our family gathered for dinner one night, and Jeff began to pray. In his prayer, he prayed for the Lord to help me (Julie) have strength and feel better. HELLO? When we lifted our heads, I had to …

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Feb 08

Five Minute Friday – Bare

Five Minute Friday – Bare

Jan 25

Five Minute Friday: Again

Practice makes perfect – or so they say. Why is it that the same things that trip me up keep coming…again? Today, I’ve said ‘yes’ when I mean ‘no’. This is a pattern. Paul said (my paraphrasing) I do the things I don’t want to do…again and again and again. What does it take for …

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Sep 27

Do you march to a different beat?

Great feat of unity or death of individuality? Pay attention to the guy in the last column on the right. [It takes about 4 minutes to watch this, but it’s weirdly mesmerizing – and there is a point.] How it happens: When a metronome is ticking in sync with the tables movement it’s being assisted, when …

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Sep 07

For all the single ladies…

What if we as girls had learned early on that having Him was everything, not a means to the life we think He would want us to have. If I’d learned who He is, what He wants, how to give Him everything, not “wait” so that one day I could give my everything to someone else. If I’d had on my bulletin board, “Fall in love with Jesus.” That’s it. Bottom line. That’s everything you need to know, to work toward, to put your hope in.

Sep 06

What about control? Here’s an article including the Worrywart Prayer.

There is a new book coming – Everything by Mary DeMuth. It’s good, people.   Following is from Sarah Farish – http://www.makingmuchofhim365.com/2012/09/06/giving-up-control-thanks-mary/. Today, I awakened to this prayer by Mary Demuth in my inbox. Funny how God knows exactly what we need. This prayer reminds me that… God is more than capable of handling my burdens. I …

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Sep 04

I Peter 5:6-7 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”

Christians should be the most humble people on earth. We should be so because we have come to know something of God’s infinite greatness and our own unworthiness before him

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