Tag Archives: God

Lake Reflections

The parsonage (house) provided by First Mount Dora sits on a hill at the end of a short street with a cul de sac. At the bottom of the hill is Lake Gertrude, a lovely spring fed lake. My route … Continue reading

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Be the Change

For years, I have heard that phrase “Be the change you want to be,” encouraging us to change and others will follow. When we apply that to our Christian faith, we have to step up to a new intentionality from … Continue reading

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House Cleaning and God

This past week, our house received a pretty thorough cleaning as first we hosted house church, carpets cleaned on Friday, laundry (blankets and comforters too) on Saturday and the master bath today. I don’t know about you, but it’s rare … Continue reading

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Living Water: Honor your Mother

  Mother’s Day. A day meant to be a happy celebration of the maternal bonds we have with our mothers. Yet, for some women, the observance painfully reminds them that, for whatever the reason, they could not be mothers. Others, … Continue reading

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To Yield or Not to Yield

Of late, while driving on the highway, more and more cars fail to yield as they enter the highway from the on ramp. So intent to merge without yielding, one car ran me into the next lane which was, thankfully, … Continue reading

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Like Other Apes

Recently, while reading an article in National Geographic, “Restless Genes,” I stopped short when I read the following as they discussed the impact of certain genes on our desire to explore: “In humans the result is legs and hips that … Continue reading

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Living Water: Heartbroken

The roadside memorial sprang up almost immediately after the accident on a road I travel everyday, right in my neighborhood. I cannot imagine the grief his family feels, but I see Zach McCarthy’s heartbroken friends, one here, one there, standing … Continue reading

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Why? Take 2

One of my friends recently asked for how I would explain why the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary happened. Here is an edited version of my response: Everyone has a hard time trying to explain. The only way I can respond … Continue reading

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Bark Like Mad and Run Away

English: Chocolate and White Cocker Spaniel (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Last week at one of the house churches, our host family was dog sitting a family member’s 7 month old cocker spaniel puppy named Gracie. Cute as could be, she just … Continue reading

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Where's Your Security?

Last summer, even though I had lived in Valrico the past 24 years, I set out to drive throughout the community. After all, it is the mission field to which God sent me. I discovered along the way that we seem … Continue reading

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