Category Archives: God’s protection

Mr. Scott

He shared with our entire congregation tonight. “You identify yourself with what you do, and when you can’t do that anymore, you feel like you aren’t anything.” So true. Been there. It took me a couple years after I was … Continue reading

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The Edmund Fitzgerald Shipwreck

“The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald” “The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead When the skies of November turn gloomy … Continue reading

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Switchbacks

Recently while in Alaska, my husband and I hiked a mountain. The birds chirped and the skies were blue with big puffy white clouds. We chuckled at the “Beware of Bear” sign as we passed it. We crossed several flowing … Continue reading

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The Pretty Place

 The overgrown trail was dotted with purple, white and yellow in the spring. The whole area was called the “gullies.” Grabbing unto tree branches along the way, my senses filled  deeply with the grassy muddy smell. In the famous movie “Chronicles … Continue reading

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So We Pray

The healing can come when we open our heart and mind to the Holy Spirit. The inner pain that you didn’t even know about. Physical healing in this life. A daughter who took her own life. A best friend is … Continue reading

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Beautiful Things

The snow in West Michigan fell furiously on this February day. Snow squalls come through near Lake Michigan at unpredictable times with winds which often cause white-out conditions for drivers. Temperatures have been near and below zero. From inside it … Continue reading

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