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Witchcraft by Charles Williams

First published 1941. Williams himself states by way of introduction, These pages must stand for what they are—a brief account of the history in Christian times of that perverted way of the soul which we call magic, or (on a lower level) witchcraft, and with the reaction against it.

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What do you have in your hands?

Our “Connection Group” at Rochester Christian Reformed Church meets twice a month. We take turns coming up with a sharing question for the group. Jim’s question for this evening’s get together was this. It concerns the first of the beatitudes in the fifth chapter of the Gospel according to Matthew. “Blessed are the poor in […]

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Snake

Snake coming in,
low and hot;
the infantryman’s friend.

#Inktober52 prompt for January 23.

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New hardware in my foot

Got new hardware in my right foot on Thursday. The main toe joint was an awful mess. Much better now with the arthritis all cleaned out and the joint fused at a 15° angle for better distance walking.

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I will always remember…

I will always remember that I am one finite human being, with assorted weaknesses, and that’s ok.
I will always remember that I will not live forever on this earth, and that’s ok, too.
I will always remember that Jesus loves me, and that is enough.

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Brick

A solid thing,
a thing for building;
a camera,
a thing for building dreams.
#Inktober52 prompt for January 16.

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Stories of grace

This week’s writing prompt from Amanda, @amandalumays on Instagram: Your story is still being written. As long as you are living you have not reached the end of your story. Maybe you can’t fix everything that is broken. That’s okay, none of us have fixed all the broken places within us. Instead, can you focus […]

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Bunion surgery

Bunion surgery went well this morning. We left home at 6:30 and were back at 11:15. Amazing. The anesthesia team did a nerve block so I’m not feeling anything below the right knee for today. I am navigating downstairs with the walker and upstairs with the cane. Old friends. #AppalachianTrail2021 for #Birthday71 is definitely a […]

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How Pearwood came to be

Once upon a time, well nigh two decades ago, my evil gamemaster son, Lanse spielorjh.deviantart.com, pulled me into a PBEM (play by email) game where I took the part of a certain Radagast, a hobbit, who had somehow acquired a staff of sentient pearwood. When I signed on at deviantArt.com in January 2005, I had […]

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First Things First

Bex posted Habit and Balance on her Bumbles and Light blog. That led me to Amanda’s February Prompt-a-Day post. The challenge is to take the prompt for the day and write something based on it….