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About diaconaljen

Diaconal minister, military wife, homeschooling mom

The importance of remembering I thought this was a great resource, so I wanted to pass it along!  Ritual and tradition are important to children’s development (and help adults to make meaning out of life, too).  Let me know if … Continue reading

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Gifts

Have you ever been certain that if you just had “x” that you would finally be happy?  That life would work out?  Have you ever pleaded to God for something, only to have the opposite occur, or to hear God … Continue reading

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Flowers

I imagine Jesus is speaking these same words to us today: Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, ‘The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; but … Continue reading

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The Church: Can’t live with it, can’t live without it

This weeks’ Nooma video is “Sunday.”  In it, Rob Bell addresses the church, asking questions like, “Is this really what God had in mind?”  What do you think? He cites a verse from Isaiah: ‘These people, they honor me with … Continue reading

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Prayer of the Redeemed

Rob Bell’s words from the Nooma video, “Trees.” “May you trust Jesus, when he says that death has been taken care of, and that you can live forever with God, that you’re never, ever, ever going to stop living.   … Continue reading

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Between the trees

This week’s “Nooma” video described the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden, and the Tree of Life in Revelation – the beginning and the end of the story in the Bible.  Rob Bell says, then, that we live … Continue reading

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Do you cry?

Some people self-identify as “criers” – the ones who tear up over Hallmark commercials.  Others only cry a few times in their adult lives.  Are you a crier? In Rob Bell’s Nooma video “Rain,” he talks about his son’s experience … Continue reading

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