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Posts by Becky Guth

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Think about what?

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Instead of complaining, I think we have to be retrained to think differently. ...

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Pennies are MORE Than "Lucky"

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Have you ever found a penny? I think most of us have. Do you consider pennies “lucky”? Do you stop, pick them up and keep them? More and more often, I think people are walking on by them thinking they aren’t worth much at all. After hearing the following story, I think pennies are more than “lucky”. ...

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The Goodness of God

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“Sometimes I just look up, smile, and say, ‘I know that was you, God. Thanks!’”...

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God amid pandemic

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Last spring, life changed as we became familiar with terms such as social distancing, flattening the curve and self-quarantining. We could hardly believe the closed schools, businesses and especially churches ...

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Spring Cleaning

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Every year, as soon as it would be nice enough outside to open our windows, Mom would, all of a sudden, decide that it was time for Spring cleaning. This yearly event that took a week or more was one I looked forward to. The whole house was Spring-cleaned, one room at a time. ...

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Show Christian Love on Valentine's Day

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Valentine’s Day is a day that can hold many expectations. But hope doesn’t always match reality, does it? Maybe when February 14th arrives, there are no flowers, candy, card or romantic meal. Instead, it’s a day like any other. Maybe you know someone who even boycotts this holiday....

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Some Gift-Giving Thoughts at Christmas

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Do you stress about finding just the right gift for everyone on your Christmas list? Does it make the season more a hassle than a joy?...

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God With Us

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Just because it's Christmas, doesn't mean everything is merry....

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How To Welcome A New Pastor

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How to welcome (or how NOT to welcome) a new pastor....

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Reminiscing

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Want to feel better about the present and more hopeful about our future? Reminisce....

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One More V.B.S. Memory

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I’ve always loved Vacation Bible School (VBS). In fact, this is the second time that VBS is the subject of one of my blog posts. ...

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Handle With Care

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I’m sure you’ve heard the following quote. Some sources attribute it to Plato. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Wise words....

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Stop, Look, and Listen

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Stop, look and listen. These three words aren’t only important for our safety in travel; they’re also helpful for our journey through the 40 days of Lent. ...

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"Peace Be With You"

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The other day, I was having a conversation with a friend. We were wondering when the practice of “Passing The Peace” began at our churches....

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No room?

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“There was no room for them in the Inn” (Luke 2:7). Those are frightening words. But you and I must admit that often they are true of us ...

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Thanksgiving Every Day

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I believe it was back in November 2009, when many Facebook users accepted a gratitude challenge, posting what they were most thankful for every day that month. I accepted the challenge, as did many of my Facebook friends. I remember thinking it was a wonderful idea because it seemed to me that Thanksgiving shouldn’t be just a one-day-a-year event. ...

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What's Your Favorite Bible Verse?

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I have been asked ...

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My Favorite Potluck

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Have you heard the saying: “You might be Lutheran if you carry silverware in your pocket when you go to church just in case there's a potluck.”?...

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Memories of Vacation Bible School

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When someone says the words, "Bible School", I'm immediately transported back maybe 50 years to when I was a girl....

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I Remember That Song!

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"It's a well-known fact that songs are a great way to help anyone learn and remember, but this proved it to me again."...

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