Monthly Archives: August 2011

GLEANINGS from Claudia: “Back to the Future”

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Col 3:15-17 Eight months after Becky’s death life continues to change. I wonder … Continue reading

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GLEANGINGS from Claudia: “I Will”

“The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” Exodus 15:2 Immediately after Becky died I was drawn to … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: A Prayer as Summer Ends

“May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.” 2nd  Thessalonians 3:5 A PRAYER AS SUMMER ENDS Summer winds down The long days are shorter, but not yet short Late summer fruit is deliciously ripe Sweet juices … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Letter to Becky

Dear Becky, I’ve wanted to write you again and life is hectic and busy and the time has been hard to come by.  So much has happened since the letter I wrote you just 15 weeks after you left us. … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Jacob

“I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.” Psalms 119:176 FOR JACOB Man of strength Until the one lamb you cherished Was taken by One who owns all How the mighty … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: A Byword

“. . . God has made me a byword to everyone . . .” Job 17:6 I love to pray. When one of my sisters in the Lord needs prayer or when I hear of someone that I don’t even … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Sam

“I am in pain and distress: may your salvation, O God, protect me.” Psalm 69:29 Fresh tears tonight as I grieve for a family I don’t even know. ‘Sam’, the 32 year old sister-in-law of a young man I know, … Continue reading

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