Author: Karen

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The Weariness of Worry

Last week was very long.  Three zoom meetings, 2 dinner meetings, the biggest work assignment since before Covid, and a writing project that contains 30 elements is due in just under 3 weeks… all...

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The Blessing – Part Six

The foreshadowing of the peace of God finds its roots all the way back in the first pages of Scripture. The harmony intended by the Lord was shattered by Adam and Eve when they...

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The Blessing ~ Part Five

When you think about favor it’s generally associated with receiving good things.  Like, if you received favor from a teacher in school, you might have a chance for a longer lunch period, extra credit...

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The Blessing ~ Part Four

Some days it seems like hope seems hard to find.  Things that you thought were secure are rocked by uncertainty and end up shattered on the ground at your feet. While hope may seem...

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The Blessing ~ Part Three

I was in marching band in high school.  Besides playing pep music and providing entertainment during halftime of the Friday night football games, the Lexington High School Band was also assigned the anchor position...

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The Blessing ~ Part Two

Gates were crucial to the protection of ancient societies. Trustworthy guards were commonly stationed at the entrance to a city to maintain constant vigil against wild beasts or invading armies.  A watchful and alert...

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The Blessing ~ Part One

The words of Numbers 6:24-25 (above) are familiar to most people who attend traditional church services since it’s common to hear the pastor, priest or minister repeat these verses at the close of a...

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A ‘Solomon’ Question

Most people who have been in church for very long are familiar with the story of Solomon. He was son of David and Bathsheba and successor to the throne of Israel. Tasked with governing...

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Uncontained

Have you ever felt like the world was coming apart at the seams?  Conflicts, factions and in-fighting seem to erupt with almost predictable regularity these days.  Love, generosity, patience, and civility seem to wither...

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Reason to Celebrate

This Sunday the calendar reminds us that it’s Easter, but with churches closed, large gatherings prohibited, and a vast majority of our population sequestered at home, celebrating seems somehow out of place. I mean,...