Category Archives: God’s presence

Seasons of Transition

It may not feel like summer, but teachers, students, and especially graduates are counting down until the end of the year. Even those of us who no longer have kids at home have an anticipation for what adventures summer will … Continue reading

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The Glass

What do you think? Is this glass of water half full or half empty? I usually see it as half full. Call me an optimist if you want. My husband often sees it as half empty. Dave is more of … Continue reading

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Trending Now

What is trending in your life’s newsfeed this week? •   For many it is graduation. What a joy to hear stories and see photos of high school, college, and preschool graduations! •   For others it is memories. This is Memorial … Continue reading

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Holy Time

The Confirmation banquet is one of the holiest nights of the year. We celebrate the gifts and passions of the 8th graders who will affirm their faith. Last night we were inspired by the insights and depth of faith of … Continue reading

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Listening to God

Last night the Confirmation students walked a prayer labyrinth. You can see from the photo that a labyrinth is a path which leads, via a winding route, to the center of an intricate design and back out again. While walking … Continue reading

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Sit and Listen

The excitement is building. In just over a week our high school students will be heading to Chicago on a mission trip. The kids are busy seeing how much stuff they can squeeze into their bags. The adults are planning … Continue reading

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In a Relationship

Every so often a message will show up in my Facebook page that someone is “In a Relationship”. To the young people involved, it means they care enough about each other to make it “Facebook official” and tell the world. … Continue reading

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Miracles All Around

Last week the middle and high youth went together to see the movie “Miracles from Heaven.” Based on a true story, the movie is about 5 year old Annabel Beam and her life with a painful, life-threatening digestive disease. Don’t … Continue reading

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Bread of Life

Nothing is better than the smell and taste of bread, hot out of the oven. Think for a minute about your favorite bread…crusty French bread, buttered lefse, fresh banana bread, chewy sour dough, warm tortilla, or a healthy whole grain. … Continue reading

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Sent Out with God’s Blessing

Every parent knows the bittersweet of letting go.  The delight in a child’s first steps gives way to parental tears as the child happily goes off to kindergarten school without them. The joy of a loved one learning to ride … Continue reading

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