Posts from February 2014

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NEEDY GIVERS

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 In last week’s blog I noted how generosity can bring a new freedom to the giver.  If that is true, then the gift is to some degree an act of enlightened self-interest.  Yes, there is compassion, but there is also OUR need to grow in faith.  And that turns the person I help into a […]

GROCERY LINE FAITH

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Right after Labor Day we spent several days at a cabin in one of our state parks, and upon arrival we stopped at a local supermarket to purchase extra food for our stay.  In the check-out line, there was a snag.  The woman in front of us had checked out her items and was trying […]

A MATTER OF PROPORTION?

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 We have this “Bible challenge” going on at New Hope Church – read a chapter a day.  Nothing grandiose, but it will get you through the entire Bible in 3 years.  Yep, that includes some of those passages that leave you scratching your head thinking, “Can it reeaallly mean THAT?!”  It will, of course, also […]

A WORLD OF WINTER

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 It’s nice to be romantic about winter.  But I won’t be.  When you get as much of it as we have had on the shores of Lake Erie this year, it just doesn’t seem honest.  Yet these photos of Camp Lambec last December do hint that God is here in winter.   I take a retreat […]