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Safe Place with Ruth Graham

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Humility Rode into Town!

posted by Ruth Graham

Wasn’t it refreshing to have the news full of worship and the Cross of Jesus lifted up? His name was lifted up and He got the honor. No one else could have done that! Pope Francis had such a dear […]

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Old Car and Aging

posted by Ruth Graham

My car is old – 13 years old…216,000 miles old…it has a cassette player old…. Things are beginning to break down. For instance my CD player is broken. I loved to listen to audio books as I trek up and […]

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Good Books

posted by Ruth Graham

There are two new books I’d like to recommend! First a disclaimer: both are written by friends! Your Sacred Yes, Trading Life-Draining Obligations for Freedom, Passion and Joy by Susie Larson. and Killing Cows, Six Sacred Cows Keeping You from A […]

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War is Hell!

posted by Ruth Graham

War is hideous. In recent years I think, in many ways, we have become immune to war’s hideousness and ugliness. We watch wars play out on television sitting in our living rooms. War is a decision men/women make in Washington […]

Appeasing the gods.

posted by Ruth Graham

I arrived back in the US Wednesday afternoon after traveling almost 20 hours from India – literally half way around the world. It was  a marvelous, fascinating, exhausting trip. A host of wonderful memories of sights and sounds. Last Sunday as […]

The Blessings that Remain

posted by Ruth Graham

I may have posted this last year…it’s worth repeating.   There are loved ones that are missing From the fireside and the feast; There are faces that have vanished There are voices that have ceased; And we know they passed […]

Being Thankful

posted by Ruth Graham

I  got this some years ago. It is by an unknown author. It’s all a matter of perspective.   Being thankful for: The mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends. The taxes […]

You Exercised Your Freedom!

posted by Ruth Graham

We live in a great, albeit flawed country! It feels good to vote – when I go to the pols each Election Day I feel like it’s Christmas! I get excited about my opportunity to make my voice count. We […]

Hope vs. Despair

posted by Ruth Graham

Have you ever been depressed? Low? Lower than a “lizard’s belt buckle”, as my mother used to say. “Cast down”, as King David said in Psalm 42. David wrote he cried day and night while men taunted him. He thought back […]

Thank You to Those Who Serve

posted by Ruth Graham

I was visiting friends in Florida this week when I noticed the news of a snow storm headed to my home area of Virginia. I was enjoying warm, clear weather; I was with, as I said, dear friends; we had plans […]

Previous Posts

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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