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  • God's Gifts
    on Dec 17, 2016
    This morning I woke to find 5 or 6 inches of fluffy new snow. As I looked outside I discovered a traditional Christmas scene just waiting for the horse and the sleigh to rumble past on the way to grandmother's house.  The fluffy snow brought to mind...
  • Thank God For Air
    on Dec 17, 2016
    This morning I woke to 5 or 6 inches of fluffy new snow. Outside my window lay a Christmas scene lacking only the horse and the sleigh rumbling past on the way to grandmother's house.  The fluffy snow brought to mind a similar snowfall in the first...
  • Christmas 2016
    on Dec 16, 2016
                   "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7  For those who have not heard, we are experiencing our first holiday season without Paul. His health had...
  • To Everything There is A Season
    on May 27, 2016
     I always liked the folk song, To Everything There Is a Season. It was often abbreviated to "Turn! Turn! Turn!" Written by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s, the verses seemed wistful and mysterious when I was young.  A season for everything.
  • Reluctantly
    on Jan 27, 2015
    I hear Your call to service. I love the sound of Your voice. That You would call me (I can tell the summons is personal), warms my heart. I so want to please You after all the love you have shown to me. And yet, I hesitate, sensing an inner resist...
  • Heartfelt Prayer for Life
    on Jan 22, 2015
    Heavenly Father, Lord and Giver of Life, Forgive our nation the great sin of killing the unborn. Forgive those who protect this law because they are afraid that standing up for what they know is right might cost them an election. May they lose the n...
  • Pass it On
    on Jan 19, 2015
    Our family gets together on the Fourth of July weekend at our church camp to enjoy each others fellowship, and to practice singing. Then we sing at a church on Sunday, so that once a year we once again become the Klemp Family Singers. This year we pi...
  • Viva la France!
    on Jan 16, 2015
    I just read an online article by a Christian young man from France. He tells how the churches in Paris, far from being empty and up for sale, are full every Sunday, standing room only in many cases (or sitting on the floor room if you will). You can...
  • Tarnished Treasure
    on Jan 14, 2015
    It's interesting how much of my life I spent wanting, and acquiring things, and then, at least for me, how surprised I am to hit a time when those things seem to be more of a drag than a blessing. I want to downsize. I dream of a home that shelters o...
  • Worrisome
    on Jan 12, 2015
    Instead of watching TV tonight I read to Paul from a book  I checked out of the church library this morning, Clippings From My Notebook by Corrie ten Boom. She was quite the lady. She and her sister, Betsie were sent to a Nazi concentration camp dur...
  • No Smoke, No Fire
    on Jan 10, 2015
    My life is pretty mellow right now, so I was wondering what to blog about today. Sometimes you create your own excitement. Just as I got to the "Y" to swim it dawned on me that I had put a piece of frozen roast into the crockpot on low an h...
  • In The Early Morning
    on Jan 9, 2015
    My daughter and son-in-law are on a four day ski trip. Our thermometer read -4 degrees this morning, and they are a couple hundred miles north of here, so I'm not sure how much skiing they will do in this bitter cold. She has 3 school-age children, t...
  • The Best Construction
    on Jan 8, 2015
    Well, I surprised myself and got all the Christmas decorations down in one day. As in other parts of life deconstruction was far easier than construction. There is far less care in un-stringing the lights from the tree than in securing each strand to...
  • Starting Anew
    on Jan 7, 2015
    Making New Year's resolutions is a favorite exercise of mine. I like the fresh slate. Looking ahead to "what might be" and leaving behind the reality of "what is" gets my creative juices roiling. I have written out new goals nearl...
  • Harsh Winter
    on Mar 8, 2014
    We are coming out of a very harsh winter. It has been challenging in more ways than one. My husband, Paul, was in the hospital between Thanksgiving and Christmas with a severe bladder infection. The holidays were wonderful and stressful at the same t...
  • Not Cool(ing)
    on Jul 3, 2013
    Our refrigerator is on the blink. If you want to know how spoiled you are, go a few days inconvenienced by by having no ice (crabby husband), having your meat in your daughter's freezer (15 miles away), having what little you could save (it began to...
  • A Life Like Job's
    on Jul 2, 2013
    Sometimes I wish my life were more like Job's. Sure, he had some heavy duty problems, but his attitude toward God guaranteed that his troubles did not destroy him or his reverence for his heavenly Father. "The Lord gave, and the Lord ha...
  • Chief of Sinners
    on Mar 21, 2013
    "Apart from seeing ourselves as sinners, we shall see no beauty in Jesus that we  should desire Him," says the author of the book, I Would See Jesus.  But, I do desire Him, and see Him, by faith, to be what I need as a sinner, as a...
  • Just Laws
    on Mar 20, 2013
    Justice. America is a country of laws. These laws have, up until recent times, sought to do good for its people. Just laws. Laws that favor the righteous rather than the lawbreaker. Somehow that has changed. The Psalmists often cried out to the L...
  • Oh, the Things He Planned For Us.
    on Mar 19, 2013
    I used to swim a mile whenever I went to the Y to work out. Now I am down to half a mile. The swim was not so long that I could no longer do it, it just took too much time, an hour at least. Swimming half a mile is more manageable. The water was esp...