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Hope Creates Lifetime Goals

When an author reaches one of those milestone birthdays, how can she accomplish some lifetime goals? Continue reading

Hope Thrives Through the Aunties’ Prayers

As I closed my prayer journal, I thought once again about my nieces and nephews. These dear ones were the focus of my Sabbath prayers – the next generation that will love justice, show mercy and live as Kingdom-bearers in our world. Years ago, I determined to pray them through school decisions, career changes and … Continue reading

Stage 7 of Alzheimer’s – The Race is Won

What will heaven look like? Will it be so beautiful, we’ll need a couple thousand years to grow used to it? Continue reading

A Valentine for Reverend G

“Wear your walkin’ shoes,” Chris spoke over the phone line. “I’ll be there in about 15.” How was I so lucky to have a friend like Chris who recently graduated into a boyfriend? Was it appropriate to call a man in his early sixties a “boy”friend? I suppose I wasn’t a “girl”friend either, with my … Continue reading

Finding Hope When Faith Changes

These days, I find myself with more questions than answers. Although still based in the original foundations of scripture and relationship, my faith is changing. No longer do I think in terms of black and white. In fact, I spend more time thinking and meditating than I do reciting the rules I grew up with. … Continue reading

Cheering for the Young

Last weekend, I attended graduation receptions for two young women. I have followed these girls through the lives and prayers of their mothers – two of my friends. And when I see these girls on Facebook or at my church, I smile – even though I know they probably don’t realize who I am or … Continue reading

Finding How to Love Mom

During a recent visit to Mom’s assisted living facility, I thought again about the five love languages. In his book, Gary Chapman explains the love languages as: touch, gifts, quality time, acts of service and affirming words. When we know the love languages of those around us, we can better relate to them. As I … Continue reading

The Unraveling of Reverend G

Intermission for Reverend G

Final Grace for Reverend G

RJ Thesman


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