Category: z holidays

not a horrendous event

Good Morning and Blessing upon this last week in October! We read the following article during our ‘quite time’ this morning and since Pastor Jack Hayford writes so.o.o eloquently, on any subject—and since we happen to agree with him on this subject—I’m sharing it with you today. Redeeming Hallowe’en For you were once darkness, but…

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afraid to ask

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Halloween— But Were Afraid To Ask. Times were simpler when I was a girl, back in the 1950s. The Halloween party for our church youth group was the most anticipated event on our autumn calendar. We got together in the church basement, stuffed ourselves with candy and cupcakes, bobbed…

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meet Broomhilda

  Now, before you jump to any hasty conclusions . . . Broomhilda is NOT a w____, a uhhh ? ? . . . nasty old lady. While it is true that her Mondays are spent boiling her laundry in a large cast iron cauldron; She is NOT brewing up a sp____, an  ahhhh ? ?…

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welcome July

This weekend those of us who live in the United State of America will be celebrating our National Independence Day – The Forth of July. In keeping with the celebration there a few things I would like to say: if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my…

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a little leprechaun

The wearin’ o’ the green Dick has called me Irish forever. Most everyone who is around us for any length of time picks up that moniker and so I have become Irish to many friends and most of the family.  The reason? My father’s father and mother came to America, via Ellis Island in the late 1800’s. My…

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Thanksgiving Blessings

“The Lord repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.” _Ruth 2:12 Have you ever wondered why, in some Bible stories, God asked the people to give what little they had to Him? It may appear cruel, but the…

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He is not here

On the first day of the week, Sunday – Resurrection Sunday – at early dawn while it was still mostly dark, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, who had all come with Jesus from Galilee, went back to the tomb where his body was  laid on Friday evening. They took spices and ointments,…

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only believe

…He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.” Mark 5:36 To the two blind men who came to Jesus for their miracles, Jesus said, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” And to Jairus, who had just been told that his daughter was dead, Jesus said,…

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friday – good and black

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. Isaiah 53:7 Christian tradition says Christ spent Friday on a cross, juxtaposed between two thieves, completing God’s…

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