Monthly Archives: January 2011

I’ll be your cheerleader

Four years ago today, heaven received a new citizen.  He was always meant to be there, but it took over 80 years for him to arrive.  His given name was Gerald, but to almost everyone, he was known as Jerry (or Jer, or even Big Jer (BJ), as his family lovingly referred to him). Jerry […]

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Beet recipes

I haven’t posted recipes in awhile…probably because I didn’t have anything of note to post.  My poor family members are the guinea pigs of many a recipe at our house.  Some good, some not-so-good.  They are always honest.   For the past couple of years, we’ve participated in a CSA (community supported agriculture) program through […]

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Morning people

“If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.” – Proverbs 27:14 To say that I’m not a morning person is probably an understatement.  When I roll out of bed, after giving my alarm clock a glare that could burn holes through the floor, I can […]

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Trusting God more than Chuck Norris

“Who is this coming from Edom, from Bozrah, with his garments stained crimson? Who is this, robed in splendor, striding forward in the greatness of his strength? ‘It is I, proclaiming victory, mighty to save.’” Isaiah 63:1 I have trust issues with God.  He knows this about me (and loves me anyway). I was watching […]

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Starless

Every night, before I go to bed, I let my dog outside.  I always walk out with her at night, unsure of what dangers may be lurking out there.  It’s also my opportunity to connect with my Creator before bedtime as I search for glimmers of the heavens. (Those who know me well are probably […]

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Church ladies

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.  For if they fall, one will lift up the other.”  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NRSV) I grew up in a Christian home and attended a small, conservative church.  My perception of “church ladies” was that they each had a signature dish to bring […]

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