Seasons

Beautiful, crisp Fall mornings. Daylight peaking it’s head up later and leaving sooner each evening. Trees changing color. All are evidence that the season is changing. I think I love living in the North so much because I can so visually see change through the seasons. It causes gladness and sometimes a sense of loss as…

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Rolling stones

Rolling stones is a really interesting thought. Stones in and of themselves normally stay put , are used for bases for roads, foundations for homes, fireplaces and so much more. But when a stone starts rolling it takes on a life of it’s own.  Did you ever kick a stone down the road? I like…

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The Gift of Pondering

Ok, so it’s been way too long since we have posted. Maybe we (I) haven’t been doing what our blog name implies, pondering faith. Got too busy, too distracted, to take time to ponder. Today is a good day to begin again. It’s so good that God doesn’t condemn when we take those ‘sabbaticals’ . …

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Preferring the rich

Want to be hit right to the core?  Read James 2: 1-7 in the Bible. What happens when someone comes to your meeting who is dressed fancily, in the latest styles, and someone else comes in not quite so put together? It doesnt even need to be a stark contrast. Maybe one is overweight, or plain-looking, or…

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Ode to Potatoes (A Poem for Lent)

Oh potato I love you No matter how you look You can be baked You can be loaded You can be scalloped or mashed Oh potato I love you No matter how you look You can be french fried You can be hashed You can even be chipped But today dear potato I’m laying you…

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Happy Fastnacht (aka Fasnacht) Day!

When we moved to Lancaster County, PA six years ago, we were welcomed with some interesting local sayings from the heavy PA Dutch influence here, and a whole new day of celebration we had never heard of – Fastnacht Day! My husband works for a large farm equipment dealer in the area, so he really…

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And the Winner Is…..

I’m a foodie and I can attribute my borderline obsession with food to my husband.  He comes from a long line of amazing home cooks and has picked up all the ‘tricks of the trade’ by observing his mother and memere (grandmother) in the kitchen.  Out of hundreds of meals produced by his hands, I…

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Angry, Angry Birds

Angry Birds may have turned into an obsession or addiction, but it did teach me a few things about anger. If you’ve ever played the game, you know there are different types of angry birds.  A little red one that does damage on its own. A little blue one that will morph into 3 blue…

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A Joyful Noise…or is it?

As a musician, I often struggle with my feelings on church music.  On one hand, I know that worshipping the Lord in song and by playing instruments is pleasing to the Lord when the performer’s heart is in the right place.  By right place, I mean with intentions of pleasing the Lord with his/her gift and not…

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Angry Birds, Goodbye!

It’s a harsh reality when you realize that your life is filled with many addictions.  Major  and minor ones.   Technology may be a major one, but who would’ve thought that a silly little game could actually become an obsession or addiction. Yep, I realized that I wasn’t only addicted to surfing the net, but also…

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