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Jim Cook

Posted by admin in June 21st, 2010 | 5 comments 
Published in prayer, Uncategorized, War

I hate war. I know! I just did a blog on not saying hate, but I do HATE war. (See my post “The War Less Traveled” October 14 and 15, 2008). I mean who doesn’t? Right? Warmongers—I guess they don’t hate war. Afghanistan. When I was there in 2003 I felt that the US had […]

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Words, Words, Words!

Posted by admin in June 10th, 2010 | 6 comments 
Published in obedience, prayer, Uncategorized

Words. Can’t live with ‘em; can’t live without ‘em. Okay. I guess that’s not entirely true. We can live with ‘em…some of them. Not all of them. I’m thinking a lot about words right now ‘cause I’m preparing to teach a class on linguistic theory and well, there’s a whole lotta stuff about words in […]

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A Shattered Vase and Other Broken Stuff

Posted by admin in May 13th, 2010 | 3 comments 
Published in Uncategorized

I hate it when things break! Especially stuff I can’t fix! After my Grandma died my Mom gave me a box of her things. I went through it and found a lovely delicate bud vase—clear crystal with little vine etchings. Really nice and it was special to me. It was important because it came from […]

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Be Still, My Soul

Posted by admin in April 9th, 2010 | 6 comments 
Published in faith, Uncategorized

Anyone else need this today besides me? Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side; Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain; Leave to thy God to order and provide; In every change He faithful will remain. Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heav’nly Friend Thro’ thorny ways leads to a […]

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There Once Was A Dog Named Peanuts Who Owned A Girl

Posted by admin in March 30th, 2010 | 8 comments 
Published in Uncategorized

A girl never forgets her first love. For me it was a golden Cocker Spaniel by the name of Peanuts. He was lovely with golden curls, glamorous floppy ears and a stump for a tail. I loved him. He was absolutely beautiful and he was my best friend. He was my first love. My parents […]

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Moses and the Spiritual Gifts Inventory

Posted by admin in March 24th, 2010 | 3 comments 
Published in faith, obedience, prayer, Uncategorized

Have you ever taken one of those spiritual gifts inventories? You know the ones. You fill out the info and then it tells you what your spiritual gifts are? I think their purpose is to help followers of Christ plug into the local church. Ya think? I was wondering what would have happened if they’d […]

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Lost Coins and Other Missing Items

Posted by admin in March 2nd, 2010 | 3 comments 
Published in Uncategorized

I love the story Jesus tells about the woman and the lost coin. You see, I am forever losing things—my car keys, my six pairs of reading glasses, my 50 percent off coupon for the carwash, my pen, my favorite sandals. I wish I had one of those beeper things for every item in my […]

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Update 2010

Posted by admin in January 23rd, 2010 | 5 comments 
Published in Uncategorized

My computer broke. Crash-o-rama. First time in my laptop history that I’ve had a computer crash on me. It’s at the computer doctor right now having a dataectomy. I pray it all gets transferred. My life is on that laptop! Lord have mercy! Daryl and I spent a week in sunny Mexico for our vacation. […]

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A Deng-a-Ling Christmas

Posted by admin in December 25th, 2009 | 2 comments 
Published in Uncategorized

I was just a big ol’ dumb, white girl from Kansas living in a city of 1.5 million Chineesers. In fact, in the fall of 1983, there were only about 15 foreigners total in our city of Changchun (this was the old Manchuria). I was there with two other women and we were the first […]

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Hark the Herald Angel and Mr. Xu

Posted by admin in December 24th, 2009 | 4 comments 
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The Chinese government had a funny way of doing things back in the day when I first started teaching there. The Communist Party had a strict policy protecting its citizens from the invasion of dangerous stuff like “foreign ideas and philosophies” coming into the country through the massive influx of English teachers from the West. […]

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