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Rejoice with me!

Rejoice with me. I just did twenty-four hours between 5mg oxycodone doses. That is the lowest level of meds I have been on in a year and a half. My body is not happy with me, but it did it. The back and foot are doing well; at this point it’s the oxycodone that’s keeping me […]

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Remembering Dad, 5 December 2013

These are my words from the memorial service for my father, Lansing E. Tryon, on December 5, 2013. They were among the most difficult words I have ever had to speak or write. But they are good for me to remember, because even here is to be found the gospel if only we have the ears to hear.

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Wyrde and Wicked by Charlotte English

House of Werth, Book 2 I read it in one sitting, which is to say that Charlotte has once again kept me up far too late, or early, as the case may be. It is wickedly wyrde. Highly recommended. But don’t start with this one, read Wyrde and Wayward first or you will be thoroughly […]

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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 […]