A Sunday Kind of Man

I received news last night that Bishop Terry (Terence) Kelshaw met His Savior face-to-face in the early dawn of yesterday after being diagnosed with wide-spread cancer.  For those who knew him, you will appreciate God’s kindness in letting his earthly life end on a Sunday, the Lord’s Day as the birds sang at sunrise in Albuquerque, New…

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You Are Just Never the Same

“You are just never the same.  You are changed.  You step through a door and you can’t go back.  You are different than you were before.  You are just never the same.”  Those were Carolyn’s words at our Cancer with Compassion support group this past Thursday.  She is one of the most articulate among us.  When she speaks,…

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To Fight or to Surrender?

It’s an individual choice to fight or to surrender.  With cancer, I mean.  No one can make the choice for you.  You must decide for yourself. When cancer came knocking on my door, I wasn’t mad or bitter.  I was confused … shocked … bewildered.  Devastated.  I knew I could die and that there was…

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What’s in a Name?

When I was little, my name was Kathy, spelled with a “K” and a “y” at the end — just like (it seemed back then) every fourth or fifth little girl I went to school with.  I grew up in the era of “Chatty Kathy” dolls, the doll that had a string you pulled and it…

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Grace Has a Name

Friends, It’s been suggested that I periodically post a sermon I have preached on this blogsite.  Because the sermon on grace that I preached this last Sunday, April 12, relates well to two passions of mine — one of finding God in all circumstances of life and two, of sharing God with those who do not…

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The Luminol of Lent

This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday.  That’s a special day around our house.  It is the day back in 1983, that I sat in a little old church in a worn wooden pew and my heart was broken.  It happened during the reading of the Passion Narrative, at the point when Jesus ascends the hill…

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Why I Stand at the Door

For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God …                             Psalm 84:10 (ESV) As I read that familiar scripture this morning, I first focused as I…

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Prayer for a New Day

Father.  Jesus.  Spirit. Help me to spend this day knowing that it is not mine. Instead, help me to know that You created this day and You gave it to me as a gift to enjoy, appreciate and to spend well. This day belongs to You. At each point in this new day when I am too busy,…

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