Category Archives: Art

Girl With a Violin

I visited my Mom this evening at her retirement community in Toledo, and I came across these four portraits in a hallway. I liked best the one of the girl with a violin. The artist is Dorothy Mills. Her work … Continue reading

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I took a long walk at Oak Openings today, clearing my mind after a great week at Vacation Bible School. I breathe in every four steps when at my stride. At 1800 steps per mile, that’s 450 breaths per mile. … Continue reading

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Down In the Valley

Christ sang to me today through Mandy’s beautiful voice, and later in the sermon Christ spoke a word to my condition.

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At the Thrift Store

Instead of worship this morning our congregation performed service projects. My little crew went to the Salvation Army Thrift Store to mop, clean, and straighten things up. I saw this picture of a man and a girl in a boat.

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Branch Rickey

On Friday Linda and I went to see 42, a movie about Jackie Robinson. In 1947 he became the first black player in Major League Baseball in America. (He wore the number 42.) Up until that time blacks played only … Continue reading

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Picture of Christ

This has become my favorite picture of Christ. I use it as an aid to prayer. It reminds you you are talking to a person and following a person. You can find a copy here.

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On Jane Austen

On the appeal of Jane Austen: But while Austen’s sharp prose, ironic wit and vivid characterisation are all key to her appeal, Robens believes that it is the romantic entanglements of her strong-willed heroines that draw so many to the … Continue reading

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