Category Archives: Holy Spirit

On the Loose

Erin and I spent yesterday with a group of ten wild, crazy, passionate, fun, and energetic youth. We turned them loose in the Plainview library to inventory books. We turned them loose in the Dollar Store to purchase items for … Continue reading

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What were you thinking?

Parents gave me the “what were you thinking” look last Sunday. I armed their children–yes 3 year olds and even 5th grade boys–with pointed sticks and fire. The fun-loving creative educator in me thought….We should celebrate Pentecost and the coming … Continue reading

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Ripples

Watching raindrops in a lake or puddle can be mesmerizing. Each drop sends out a ring of ripples which radiate out from the center. The little waves keep traveling outward in wider and wider circles far from where they started. … Continue reading

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The Ride of our Lives

Look at the expression on the child’s face! Have you ever felt that way? Hair standing on end? Scared to death? Wondering if this is REALLY what God wants for you? Notice the Holy Spirit holding on tight right next … Continue reading

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Pentecost

I found this meme from a church in New York. Did you catch the Pentecost humor? Think about it. Is it at all possible to keep calm on Pentecost? Remember the sports cheer—Fire up! Fire up! Fire up, up, up, … 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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Parting Words

Sunday we recognize the 2017 graduates and I cannot resist giving them a few parting words. My dear graduates there is so much I want to say to you. You have grown from crying babies to giggly elementary students to … Continue reading

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More Is Better

    More is better. More money. More food. More power. More possessions. More land. Why limit yourself when you can have more? There is no question we live in a time and place where more is considered better. Over … Continue reading

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Moments of Kindness

“What if we took a moment to remember how good people can be to each other? And how the world works a little better when we reach out our arms in the direction of others?” Today I share this Facebook … Continue reading

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Pentecost

Sunday is Pentecost, one of the most important days on the church calendar! It’s at least as important as Christmas and Easter. Thanks to the power of the Holy Spirit poured out on Pentecost, you are reading this today. That’s … Continue reading

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