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  • Lent 2020, Third Sunday: Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.

    What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
    Leaning on the everlasting arms?
    I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
    Leaning on the everlasting arms.

  • Lent 2020, Day 11: Christ & Coronavirus.

    In the midst of life, and medical tests, and Taco Bell parking lots, and Route 22, and Coronavirus, there is Jesus, and “Him crucified.”

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    Throwback Thursday: Let it be.

    Note: This post first appeared at my old blog, Far Above Rubies, on October 4, 2010. ~Alisha       I’m sitting in the local diner writing this on my laptop, the…

  • Throwback Thursday: I am the Daria of Christians.

    Note: This post originally appeared on my old blog, Far Above Rubies, on July 31, 2012. ~Li   After posting this last week, I felt conflicted. Well, maybe more than just conflicted.…

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    Larry’s Daughter.

        About twenty minutes after leaving the graveyard where we laid my father to rest, I stood in line at the nearby Starbucks. It’s “my” Starbucks, the one I spent hours…

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    Lent- Day 31: Let it be to me.

    “Paolo de Matteis – The Annunciation” by Paolo de Matteis (Wiki Commons)       Today is the Feast of the Annunciation. For those unfamiliar, from Wikipedia:     The Feast of…

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    Lent- Day 18: The sea of forgetfulness is better than the valley of the dolls.

        Over the weekend I started watching the cancelled Fox show “Dollhouse”, available for streaming on Netflix. It came highly recommended by my brother Joe, who didn’t even have to “Sherlock”…

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    Lent- Day 16: Ponderings of the heart.

     Zoe in 2013. The pout is strong in this one.      Around Zoe’s second birthday, we took her for a check-up at the pediatrician. She wass weighed, measured and given shots.…

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    Lent- Day 12: Trashed teddies and trust.

      I snapped the picture above while out running errands this afternoon. I spotted what Zoe calls “The sad teddy bear on the ice” set out for trash. Filthy, wet and torn,…