Category Archives: Being Wise

Needed: Prayer, Please!

Hi Blog Friends and Family! Sophie’s Quest Cover Reveal is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! It’s gorgeous! I can’t wait to share it with you all. Soon, very soon! Now that the release date is coming up (BURIEN LIBRARY, Saturday, JUNE … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word: Calling all Sinners! The Doctor’s In

Jesus, in Luke 5:27-31, tells his grumblers who he came for: Thanks to http://www.thebricktestament.com for the picture! For friends new to this blog, “Wednesday’s Word” is a weekly Bible audio clip that rotates between Genesis, Luke and Psalms. Occasionally, I … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word to the Free: Don’t Worry–I Got You Covered

  Flat tire. Broken dryer. College tuition. Do you ever feel like you can’t even take care of the first need when a second need rears it’s head and starts making its own urgent demands? Jesus, in the book of … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah: An Annual Wake-up Call

Three weeks into school, and the playground is buzzing. Most of what I’m seeing is good, old-fashioned fun–football, tetherball, jungle gyms, jump rope. Inevitably, though, the fun often brings with it some cries of “cheater,” “no fair!” and “She’s being … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word to the Wise: To Discern or Not to Discern

As many of you know, I work in a library. Freedom of information is the highest value among most librarians, and I certainly value being able to read what I want to read without anyone looking over my shoulder. This … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word to the Wise: Can you Hear Me Now?

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me–just as the Father knows me and I know the Father–and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln’s Secret Weapon (Can it Save the Day for You?)

Winter is over, but many readers are still looking at dirty snow on the ground. Spring is here in Seattle, with daffodils and plum blossoms everywhere, but spring break still feels far away, and the end of the year even … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word to the Wise: Who Do You Lean On?

(Thanks to http://www.saphinacarla.com for the picture). Do you need this reminder as often as I do? It’s the first verse I ever memorized, and yet I still need to hear it and be reminded that God is a solid rock … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word to the Wise: To Boast or Not to Boast

I wonder if the Apostle Paul was thinking about this Old Testament passage in Jeremiah 9:23-24 when he talked about boasting in the Lord (2 Corinthians 11:30): This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word to the Wise: Happy Birthday, Word of God!

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14). Thank you, Jesus, for being “the light … Continue reading

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