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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Following Jesus – Prequel #4

READ: Luke 1:39-86 Can you feel it? The story is rapidly approaching a climax. I love it that the story unfolds from the point of view of pregnancy. “After his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS From Claudia – Grief: A Restoration

I’m writing this as I sit at a friend’s desk in Riga, Lativa. My husband Steve and I are here exploring Suburban Christian Church’s new relationship with our Sister Church, Matthews Church. The time here has been amazing. I knew … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: The Abiding Life – “A Song”

I love worship music. At one time in my life it was the primary love language I used to speak to God. In recent years that spot has been overtaken by prayer and the Word of God, but I still … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Grief – “And the two shall become one flesh…”

This will be another delayed post because I don’t really want Jacob or Cheryl to see it until after the girls give them the wedding gift they’ve chosen. Today Amity, Dara and I spent our last ‘free’ summer day together. … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Grief – A Return of Joy

Tonight, August 12, 2012, I’m writing a blog that I won’t post for a while because the news in it isn’t yet mine to share, but soon it will be. Earlier this afternoon I texted Jacob to make sure we … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS From Claudia: Grief – Sweet Summer

Dear Becky, Summer is winding down. It has been a good summer for me – a lot like the summers when you were a girl, before I started working out of our home. I’ve been blessed to be with Amity … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: A Blessing

“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me  . . . . to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of … Continue reading

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