Category Archives: HERE & THERE

Daily walk through life

An Extraordinary Life

Precious Sue lived an extraordinary life for 89 years.  She had been the mother of one of my favorite friends from high school. When I was a teenager Sue talked to me about Jesus.  Unfortunately, her words fell on deaf … Continue reading

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John 3:16 in a Surrey Cycle

A friend and I were doing a power walk along the beach promenade when along came four people riding a surrey cycle.  As they slowly peddled by I overheard one of them reciting John 3:16 aloud.  She stumbled through it, … Continue reading

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Buying Fruit Trees

I recently purchased two fruit trees from the nursery.  Silly me—I didn’t think to ask assistance to load them into my car.  When I arrived at the car, I stood there looking at my trees, wondering how I would do … Continue reading

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The Tree Trimmers & The Titanic

We had two brothers trimming our trees.  One was telling me he had lived with a girl for a several months, and then they broke up.  “It was wrong and I knew it.  So I confessed to God and now … Continue reading

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Talking to the Plumber About Jesus

Yesterday we had a plumber in the kitchen. I shot up an arrow prayer asking God to guide our discussion. He was friendly, said he was 35 and single.  He told me about his new home—a trailer in the country … Continue reading

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Dealing with Fear

Today I ran into Sue at the Farmers’ Market.  Years ago we were close friends but we slowly drifted apart.  I remember 25 years ago sharing with her how Christ had changed my life.  She was mildly curious, but not … Continue reading

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Pray for the Waitress

A couple eating in a restaurant asked their waitress if they might pray for her.  I thought it was a lovely idea, but I never considered doing it myself until this week! A friend and I had gone to lunch … Continue reading

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What? This is a Yoga Class?

I arrived early for my Pilates class and was surprised to discover that for some reason I was actually late!  Moreover, there seemed to be a male substitute teaching the class! I quickly unrolled my mat and began doing stretches … Continue reading

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Phone Call – Glad I Didn’t Hang Up!

When our children were small there was no such thing as Caller ID.  The phone rang and we had no idea who was on the other end. “Hello? Is this Barbara?” came a strange, masculine voice. “Sorry.  You must have … Continue reading

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No Broken Bones!

There were plenty of surfers and walkers along the beach promenade, but then a strong wind picked up.  We tried putting weights on our literature, but the wind became too strong!  We decided to pack up our Bibles and books … Continue reading

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