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When God is Silent

posted by Ruth Graham

It had been a long 400 years of silence. Malachi had been the last “official” word from God. Now the silence was deafening. Life went on but where was God? Did He care? Did He leave them? Did He forget […]

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Star Wars

posted by Ruth Graham

Well, you have to live under a rock not to know that the new Star Wars, The Force Returns, will come out later this week. People have camped out for weeks at theaters to get a seat with pre-bought tickets. […]

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Merry Christmas!

posted by Ruth Graham

Rejoice – the Lord has come! There is Hope. Peace. Joy.

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What Good is Christmas?

posted by Ruth Graham

This is Christmas week. There is an excitement and an anticipation. Strangers greet each other cheerily. Family travels great distances to be together. Lights glitter from windows. Good smells emanate from the kitchen. Children cannot sleep. Mothers are exhausted. And […]

Lasting Gifts

posted by Ruth Graham

Well…the house is decorated. The cookies baked. The presents bought – and most already wrapped. Others mailed out. I remember when I treated wrapping as an art form – each was decorated to perfection – almost like Martha Stewart. Gone […]

Stealing Christmas

posted by Ruth Graham

Have you ever felt dull? Tired? Like the color gray? Just no joy in living. No spark of excitement. Everyone on FaceBook seems to have the joy and energy for the season- but you. With the holidays coming on you […]

Let’s Get Real about Bethlehem!

posted by Ruth Graham

Last July the world seemed to wait with bated breath for the arrival of the little Prince of England. No detail was left unnoticed.   Hallmark and others have given us a very unrealistic picture of Bethlehem. Our Christmas cards are […]

The Spirit of Christmas

posted by Ruth Graham

My daughter and I had a delightful time yesterday. Each year we take a day to go to the small town of Lexington to see the decorations, visit the shops, go “junking,” as my Mother used to call it, find […]

Presents

posted by Ruth Graham

Christmas is here! We have shopped, bought, wrapped… the “perfect” present for each one on our list. Did I over spend? Did I forget someone? What have I overlooked? What about the birthday Boy? Have I overlooked Him? Each year […]

God’s Silence

posted by Ruth Graham

It had been a long 400 years of silence. Malachi had been the last “official” word from God. Now the silence was deafening. Life went on but where was God? Did He care? Did He leave them? Did He forget […]

Ho Hum. It’s Christmas Again…

posted by Ruth Graham

Christmas seems to have rolled around faster this year. Perhaps because I am older…Yikes! Perhaps it is because the stores begin to put out Christmas items in July and August.  And how many times can you hear “O Holy Night” […]

Entitlements

posted by Ruth Graham

Found this on a website and it gives one pause: As of November 2012, Jose Mujica, the president of Uruguay, held a unique position—the BBC called him “the world’s poorest president.” It’s a common complaint that many politicians around the […]

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Safe Place Bathrooms
It used to be that a bathroom was a safe place. You could go in to "powder your nose" and fix your face, cry and take care of the call of nature, wash your face and hands...not any more. Once again a very small minority has "forced" itself onto ...

posted 3:00:05pm Apr. 25, 2016 | read full post »

Inner Beauty
I was in the car a long time this weekend driving to and from New Jersey to speak at a dinner for The Atlantic Christian School. (Great school with a big vision.) My CD was playing worship songs and one had these words: When I look into Your ...

posted 8:13:44pm Apr. 19, 2016 | read full post »

Perseverance
I have been away because my computer died. As in DEAD. NADA. GONE. So discouraging and so aggravating. Now I am trying to learn a new computer and the one program I used the most changed! I am frustrated with the changes! I don't have time to ...

posted 4:03:29pm Apr. 11, 2016 | read full post »

Gardening
With the warm weather we are having here in Virginia, it makes me get itchy to get in the yard.  Garden catalogues are arriving each day. Seeds are on sale in the store...The daffodils are peeking up - as is my hope. All hopeful signs of ...

posted 8:24:53pm Mar. 08, 2016 | read full post »

Feelings, Prayer and Sin
Several things I heard last week are worth passing along. "Feelings are not facts." That is so true but we act like feelings are facts. I may feel my friend was offended and nurse a hurt but later I  found out she was not - she was just late to ...

posted 5:15:56pm Feb. 29, 2016 | read full post »

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