Author Archives: Hillside Laughter

Becoming Poor

Scripture:  2 Corinthians 8:9; Philippians 2 BECOMING POOR For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.  (2 … Continue reading

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New Beautiful Cushions

Joyce has been making beautiful cushions.  Here are the latest from her “production line.”  Some are for our couch and some are for grandson, Kai, who just turned four years old.  Can you guess which is which? The monster pillow … Continue reading

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God’s Call to Rest for Today

Our church has recently presented a series of messages on the 3:16 verses from various books of Scripture on Sunday evenings.  My contribution comes from Hebrews 3:16.  I am attaching links to a written version and an audio version. TLT … Continue reading

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God in a Box

Looking out the window at a cold Lake Erie and reading some of Richard Rohr’s Everything Belongs.  Watching the birds fly by.  Some with the wind and others against it. On page 24, Rohr writes:  GOD IS ALWAYS BIGGER THAN … Continue reading

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Joyce recently present a Wednesday evening “talk” on the Prophet Jeremiah and his contribution to our faith.  Here it is . . . Jeremiah Talk August 2015        

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Recent travels to the North East

We took lots of pictures but this is just a very small sampling of the sights.

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Pictures from Florida

It was our privilege to spend the month of March in Florida — lots of sunshine, plenty of water, and fun things to see and do.  Here are some pictures of our time in Bradenton. TLT

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Today our Wrestling with Truth class addressed, in part, Paul’s comments in I Timothy 3:14-16 which read: “Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that, if I am delayed, you will know … Continue reading

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Children at Easter

In 1858 Karolina W. Sandell-Berg wrote the beautiful Swedish hymn, Children of the Heavenly Father. In 1925, it was translated from Swedish into English by Ernst W. Olson. I had not thought of this as an Easter week hymn but … Continue reading

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11 Things to Learn from 2 Thessalonians 1

1. The “jewels” of the Church are faith and love and perseverance. 2. We ought (are bound) always to thank God for faith that is growing more and more and for love for one another that is increasing. 3. We … Continue reading

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