Monthly Archives: November 2010

Multitude Monday, on Tuesday.

And this is the pattern of my daily efforts, this continual falling down but (by God’s daily mercies) getting back up. These once-a-week gratitude posts (that come late or not at all) are only the smallest slips, because other important things get … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

“For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread.  The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of … Continue reading

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Thankful.

It is Wednesday, and the weekly Multitude Monday post is 2 days late, but that’s okay, right? Because this week, at least, is all about counting up our blessings and recognizing the many, many ways that “God is good. All the … Continue reading

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Love like this.

This is a grown man (John C.) fighting off his Mom (Claudia) who was trying to secretly put nasty pumpkin guts down his shirt but he saw the twinkle in her eye and recognized it! I plan and hope to be as … Continue reading

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Multitude Monday 11/15/10

ginger peach tea. family dinners with just the five of us: eating, talking, laughing. Brian, visiting with Caity and Cody last week. talking through fears, processing faith. John’s quiet love note to his family: fixing the broken faucet, replacing tired windshield wipers and more… … Continue reading

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Multitude Monday 11/8/10

Sherri staying with us this weekend. Her playing chess with Caleb and going to breakfast with her Dad, and chatting with me in the kitchen, and going to the Ducks game with her brother: us all seeing anew, the way family connection … Continue reading

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Operation Christmas Child

I just realized that this is always the first of our annual Christmas traditions…simply because it is so early in November, that it easily beats out the music and decorations that are not begun until the day after Thanksgiving. I think … Continue reading

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