Putting the Pieces Together

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Every once in a while, a Puzzler’s Corner is truly about puzzles.  Late last year, I learned that COSTCO is selling the largest manufactured puzzle.  It is 60,000 pieces and comes in 60 bags of 1,000 pieces.  The puzzle image is a map of the world. I have discussed this puzzle with friends, some who… Continue Reading Putting the Pieces Together

We Can’t Wait

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This week’s Corner is a point of personal privilege.  Last Thursday evening, my family gathered, via Zoom for a Gender Reveal Party.  My niece Brittany and her husband Odera are expecting their first.  After greeting one another, the excitement began. There were three games for the reveal.  The first game was to guess, from Brittany’s… Continue Reading We Can’t Wait

They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love

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Last week I watched the Michigan – Michigan State basketball game.  This year’s first meeting took place at Breslin Center.  The two teams will meet again at the Crisler Center later this season. As the players were warming up, the camera panned around the arena. The angle only showed the bottom third of the fans. … Continue Reading They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love

Oh, How I Love Jesus

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Over the past several weeks I have watched an advertising campaign about Jesus.  It comes from the website: Hegetsus (https://hegetsus.com/en/about-us).  On their about us page the creators state the following: “He Gets Us is a movement to reintroduce people to the Jesus of the Bible and his confounding love and forgiveness.”  The information on the… Continue Reading Oh, How I Love Jesus

Standing in the Need of Prayer

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On Monday evening, I was beginning to write the first Corner of the new year.  It is during these first few days that we see all the hope and promise that a new beginning can achieve.  Many of us consider resolutions that will help this year be better than the last.  We want to invest… Continue Reading Standing in the Need of Prayer

‘Tis the Season

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As Christmas weekend approaches, I am feeling a little bit rushed.  With the threat of a second major winter storm in less than a week, I have had to change my routine. Still, some presents won’t arrive at their destination until Epiphany.  Just in case I lose power, I have also restocked my emergency supplies. … Continue Reading ‘Tis the Season

A Time for Giving

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Each year, as I search for the perfect Christmas gifts I think back to when I first began shopping.  Growing up, one of the major department stores in downtown Cleveland created a Christmas shop just for children.  My sister and I would take our savings, tied in a handkerchief, and attempt to find presents for… Continue Reading A Time for Giving

Making Things New Again

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I am a film buff.  Growing up, I watched classic movies on weekday afternoons and late at night, when I should’ve been asleep.  When I have the opportunity I will watch films on Turner Classic Movies, to enjoy cinema from the silent era to the turn of the 21st century.  Over the years, the channel… Continue Reading Making Things New Again

An Invitation to the Table – A Thanksgiving Message

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In my parents’ house, this week was always super special.  My mom, similar to many women of her generation, was an amateur chef.  Her regular menu included smothered pork chops, meatloaf, fried chicken, and numerous casseroles.  She looked forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas — the best investment of her culinary talents.  She would do her… Continue Reading An Invitation to the Table – A Thanksgiving Message

Necesito Refrescar

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These words come from a sermon I heard a few years ago.  The English translation is basically, I need to refresh.  These words are a reminder to examine where we are, what we’ve learned and how to reshape our lives in the midst of ongoing changes. The word refresh is synonymous with revive, enliven and… Continue Reading Necesito Refrescar

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