Category Archives: Ebenezer and Hannah

Walking with Sorrow

“But we never knew, we children, because the death of a baby is a melody played softly through its mother’s life like an intimate dirge, and you have to have died a little yourself to hear the music.” (in Nora … Continue reading

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Reflections on Four Years

We haven’t been out to Hillside for months. The snow and our busy lives kept us away. But standing at the grave it is easy to open the flood gates. Suddenly four years disappears and it all happened yesterday. The … Continue reading

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Heroism (May 2012)

I have been thinking a lot lately about courage. Supposedly a better translation of the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31 is the heroic woman. She is said to “laugh at the days to come.” That never made sense to me. … Continue reading

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Forward Looking Thoughts (April 2011)

“A child, more than all other gifts that earth can offer to declining man, brings hope with it, and forward looking thoughts.” So says Wordsworth and so echoes my heart these days. The second birthday of our twins has come … Continue reading

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Chiaroscuro (November 2010)

Advent is here and another Christmas approaches. Even though Christmas is hard now I am finding comfort in the liturgy of the church, in celebrating the birth of Christ at the same time of year that countless Christians through the … Continue reading

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Everlasting Arms (October 2010)

I have to say thank you again to you who read this blog. It must take an extraordinary amount of patience, considering my schedule for posting is…well, just about once a month. I am so grateful that you are willing … Continue reading

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Aslan is on the move (April 2010)

I discovered recently that I am madly in love with spring. Where I grew up gray slowly becomes green and winter rains soften to spring rains. This does have its advantages. When my mom calls to tell me she’s pruning … Continue reading

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