Category Archives: A refuge

A Bedtime Prayer

This week I have been reviewing some old folders and trying to clean up my study a little bit. I came across this poem that I wrote about ten years ago. I thought I would share it with you. A … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year, I hope the New Year finds you enjoying the blessings, the peace and the joy of the Lord. I was speaking to someone this week and they shared with me how although it has been a long … Continue reading

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Some Days

I have really been enjoying my work as a chaplain at the hospital. We regularly talk with the patients we serve about the positive benefits of drawing and writing and how those activities can help us express and explore our … Continue reading

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Build Upon the Rock

In chapel this week, we looked at a passage from Matthew.  In Matthew 7:24 – 27, Jesus tells a story about two kinds of people.  He speaks of one person who built their house on the sand and another who … Continue reading

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A Prayer of Praise

During the beginning of the  quarantine last year, I set some goals for myself.  One of my goals was to improve my Spanish.  I have been listening to Spanish podcasts every day, regularly reading my Spanish Bible and writing in … Continue reading

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Wait on the Lord

At the end of the year, I will be retiring from the insurance claims job I have been working at for over 30 years.  Our company has offered some of us old-timers the opportunity to take advantage of an early … Continue reading

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Who Do You Trust?

In this world, it can be so easy for us to place our faith, our trust, our hope on the things of this world.  Because we have been raised in this world and conditioned by it, we can easily become … Continue reading

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Out of the Storm

This week I finished cleaning out the garage.  I had started cleaning it last summer and reorganized it a little bit, but I still had a lot of junk stored in there and I never finished the  job.  There was … Continue reading

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