Category Archives: Ideas to think about

God, the Gardener

God, the Gardener October 8, 2014 Joyce Louise Thomas The beauty of God’s creation gives me a lot of joy. But while I absolutely love the springtime, I used to dread fall, because it meant that winter was not too … Continue reading

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A Listening Faith

Our daily Quiet Time is an opportunity to actively evaluate and reconstruct our worldview. The society we live in says either there is no God or God really has little or nothing to do with the daily outcomes of life. … Continue reading

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In what stage are you?

William Shakespeare wrote the classic statement on stages. It is worth revisiting at: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/all-the-world-s-a-stage/ Recently I have been reminded of Erik Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages (http://psychology.about.com/library/bl_psychosocial_summary.htm).  Actually, I have not thought of them much in recent years. When I taught psychology … Continue reading

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Sticks

Yesterday, I was out picking up sticks from beneath the maple trees in the back yard here in Kentucky. This struck me as a bit humorous. When I was 9 or 10 years old, one of my jobs was to … Continue reading

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Remembering Momma

I’ve got a home in glory land that out-shines the sun! Do Lord, oh, do Lord, oh do remember me! . . . ‘Way beyond the blue! I took Jesus as my Savior, you take Him, too! Do Lord, oh, … Continue reading

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Farewell to My Dad, John Arthur Tice

Father’s Day, 2013:  A few sprinkles hit the windshield.  I silently pray for no rain and feel nudged to pray for sunshine, as well.  A few moments later, we pull up in front of Gray Valley Cemetery.  And, as if … Continue reading

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Way, Truth, Life

Most of us are aware of the fact that Scripture tells us that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Richard John Neuhaus comments that this is “self-evident” when one thinks of the opposites of these descriptors — … Continue reading

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HOPE

BRENNAN MANNING writes: “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope” (Romans 15:4 NIV). One spiritual writer has observed that human … Continue reading

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Who? What? Where? When? and Why?

At this point, two days away from the start of a new year, the general social expectation is that I am supposed to develop some resolutions for 2013 and reflections about 2012.  I do not feel like doing either but … Continue reading

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The Grief of Today

We have not been able to do much on the posting front.  The following will explain why. Joyce writes: Excerpt from my journal: My Daddy is dying.  I was in this morning to see him.  He didn’t really wake up.  … Continue reading

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