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Contemplating treasures on earth
So, my mind had been ablaze with thoughts running rampant this month. Decisions need to be detailed out so that I can make a wise choice and emotional, well, baggage lingers. My decisions need more...
Apr 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Defeating the fear factor
I started a column a week ago with the words, “By the time this is published in the paper, I will have returned from a trip I took “all by my lone.” I never finished that particular column, though,...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to get rid of our masks
Grace In Goliad By Pastor Barbara Beale William Shakes peare once said, “God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.” What kind of mask do you put on every day? In my “wardrobe” I ha...
Mar 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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An ever-present Father
There’s nothing more humbling than when you walk into a room of friends and they look about you bewilderingly and ask, “Well? Where’s the baby?” It’s my GRANDbaby, and she is with her momma, daddy ...
Mar 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Peter’s to hold Thankoffering service Sunday
ANDER – St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will celebrate a Thankoffering service on Sunday, March 23. Carol Semper of Yorktown will be the guest speaker for the service, which is sponsored by St. Peter’s...
Mar 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lenten season offers chance to practice spiritual disciplines
Many congregations are currently observing the season of Lent, a 40-day period of preparation before the great 50-day celebration of Easter. Like Christmas, Easter is more than a one-day event for ...
Mar 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perception not always reality
by Beyond The Walls by Susan Nelson
Mar 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
In the Bible, we read about all things working together for good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28) and we like to toss that around in difficult times...
Three congregations to hold joint Lenten supper, service Wednesday
Mar 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
SCHROEDER – A joint Lenten supper and service will be held Wednesday, March 12 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Schroeder. The Lenten service is sponsored jointly by St. Luke’s, St. Peter’s Luthera...
Our ears seem desensitized
by Beyond The Walls by Susan Nelson
Mar 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
My older daughter and I went to a movie a while back. The actress in it is one of my favorites and performs well in both dramatic and comedic venues. As much as I understand that the character port...
Some unfulfilled promises
by Beyond The Walls by Susan Nelson
Feb 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Plans were made and I informed my three at home. Excitement exuded from their beings. Perhaps it was their smiles, clapping or jumping up and down that gave it away. We were about to have our first...
From a father's viewpoint
by Beyond The Walls by Susan Nelson
Feb 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
My rough and rugged oldest son turned to mush as he looked upon his newborn daughter and the gentleness in his eyes and the softness in his face spoke of a deep, abiding love for that brand new lit...
Denying self good first step toward self-improvement
by Clem Garcia,
Feb 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
January is usually a time filled with renewed hope and enthusiasm for self-improvement. We evaluate our lives and plan to make changes as we confidently set New Year’s resolutions. However, by Febr...