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Jan Carlberg

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Don’t Worry! Really?

It’s school vacation week so some of the Grands and I are off on an adventure. So you won’t be hearing from me for a little longer than a week. Which may be good news to some of you. Meanwhile, I challenge you (and…

February 19, 2024
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Kindness is a Good Starting Place

The first Bible verse I learned in Sunday School was, “Be ye kind one to another…” It took a few more years to learn there was more to the verse, “…tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” (Ephesians…

February 17, 2024
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Lent: A Time To Tarry

It’s been awhile since I thought about tarrying. Life presses and pulses. Phones ping with texts. Meanwhile, my TO DO list grows, as my time shrinks. Still, God keeps showing up, beckoning me to be still and know that God is God. And that’s…

February 9, 2024
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Test Post for Social Feed

I am updating the blog to start posting to facebook again. Apparently people use a thing called (air quotes) “social media”. Feel free to ignore this post. If it ends up working you’ll be able to receive my blog in your facebook feed. If…

February 2, 2024
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A Time to Dance

Mama confessed and the Bible in Ecclesiastes 3:4 declared there’s “A time to dance.” In the Baptist churches where I grew up, dancing was forbidden. Like one of the deadly sins. You know, almost as serious an offense it should’ve been added to the…

February 2, 2024
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Stay

Did you ever try to teach a dog to STAY? A child? Yourself? Then add that our culture doesn’t always reward staying. Sometimes faithfulness, experience, vows get trumped by bottom lines or the notion that new is better. Which is why this week’s chapter…

January 26, 2024
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Thank You For Showing Up

Showing up matters. Philip Yancey reminded me of this in today’s GRACE NOTES. Since I’m more of a night owl, it takes awhile for morning to get my attention. At my age, I’m grateful when night ends and another day shows up. So I…

January 19, 2024
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Odds and Ends

Well, I just returned from my annual appointment with a mammogram machine. I keep wondering at what age is one free to stop this torture?! But Mary Ann, the technician, wished me a Happy New “Yeaah” (She’s from Glosta) and reminded me to book…

January 11, 2024
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The Gift of Tomato Soup

So much for setting goals for 2024. I’m already behind and it’s just the 4th of January. For faithful followers of this blog, you know I planned to post photos of Chad, Kristina and Grandgirls, Maggie and Poco by today. But I missed my…

January 4, 2024
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Whoops!

Just sent a post and the best photos were missing. I’m not too swift when it comes to technology. So… gotta say I’m grateful for GRANDchildren. Luke helped me on this one. So here are the photos that were to have been part of…

December 29, 2023
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