Monthly Archives: September 2011

GLEANINGS from Claudia: Prioritizing Love

“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing. The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: A Gift

“Listen to me, O Jacob, Israel, whom I have called: I am he; I am the first and I am the last. My own hand laid the foundations of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: A Sister’s Support

“I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide  them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Clauda: Grief Again

“I am confined and cannot escape; my eyes are dim with grief.  I call to you, O LORD,  every day; I spread out my hands to you.”  Psalm 88:8-9 Five days until we end our ninth month since Becky died. … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Encouragement

“He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”   Thessalonians 5:10-11 Ever since Becky died … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Joy and Grief; Grief and Joy

“Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me’? I tell you the truth you will weep and … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: On 9/11

“Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you.  For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.  You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: The ‘Mom’ Muscle

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Firsts

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”  Ecclesiastes 3:11 In many ways I’m looking forward to being … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: The Grand-girls

“Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk … Continue reading

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