Daily Archives: April 11, 2011

God is the “God of all comfort, who comforts us”

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II Corinthians 1:3-11 is a deep well where God’s comforting can be observed in action. Before I understood the things I worked through in my journaling, I was frustrated by this passage because even though the word “comfort” is repeated several times in the text, I wasn’t actually … Continue reading

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As I Remember It: Games, Play and Toys

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I had equal amounts of farm toys and little girl toys and equal interest in those two areas of play.  The dolls I got for Christmas on two or three occasions were amazing wonders to my eyes and so very … Continue reading

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The Korean War: June, 1950–July 1953

The Korean War is not generally characterized as a war of attrition or as a holding action or as a war we weren’t allowed to win, even though apparently that is exactly what it was, some time before the Vietnam War … Continue reading

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As I Remember It: Birth Days

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Children’s and adults’ birthday celebrations in the 1950s were always full-blown family events and almost identical in their content for child and adult.  There might be five or twenty-five guests. There were no presents, although there were cards.  A child’s … Continue reading

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Boots, Blisters and Locomotives

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Life is a matter of being. It is an ultimately frustrating fallacy to categorize life’s events like so many pieces of clay that must be molded, handled and put away. A locomotive does not get over hills and mountains by … Continue reading

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Transform Me, Lord

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Transform me, Lord, but not just here~~not just that way, not now. Transform me, please, to be like you.  I haven’t worked out how. The present place is far too harsh.  It’s dark and low and dim. But grow me, … Continue reading

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