Tag Archives: Religion and Spirituality

Good Friday Spoiler Alert

Churchyard Chick, in her zig-zag ramblings, sometimes “overhears” things.  I wouldn’t necessarily say she eavesdrops; that would be rude, which is so unlike her.  It’s just that she stays “tuned in” just in case some interesting little kernel should come … Continue reading

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Make Someone Happy

Last night I flipped on the tv a few minutes before nine in order to catch the opening scene of Castle.  (Also, I knew I would be privy to the drama of the rose ceremony on The Bachelor.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Baby

“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us  (John 1:14). A newborn baby.  An infant.  A precious bundle swaddled carefully and lovingly in a soft blanket. We gaze lovingly at him.  We can’t get enough of his face.   We long … Continue reading

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Multiple Hearts

“Come here!” the student shouted. “What is it?” his friend asked, a bit impatiently, as he was working on his own project in the Spirit Studies Lab that day. “Multiple hearts in this one!” “I’ve never noticed that before.  Let … Continue reading

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A Constant Dripping

Without my input, my husband’s statements would, regrettably, go unchallenged.  For example, as we were walking this lovely spring morning, he remarked, “Dogwoods always bloom at Easter.” “Well, that’s true only if your frame of reference is the entire season … Continue reading

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OH! OH! OH!

“OH” “OH” “OH” Those green and white words greeted me from a red banner projecting from the front porch of the house at the top of the hill.  “Huh?” I thought, startled and confused.  The colors were certainly Christmasy, but the message was a … Continue reading

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Laying It on the Line

At last count, Churchyard Chick Goes Free Range had garnered 3,999 views.  Perhaps your click was number 4,000!  Thank you for choosing to spend a few moments of your time with me today. I have no clue how that number ranks … Continue reading

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The Good Shepherd

“Aunt Ellie, tell us a story about the ewe of long ago,” the little ones begged.  The following is what ensued: Once upon a time, a contented, somewhat plump ewe was separated from her flock with no warning.  Somehow the open gate … Continue reading

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SWAK

I think I finally get it.  God loves us. We are “the world” that he “so loved.”  He loved us so much that he gave his son, his only son, to take our punishment for us.  Punishment for what?  You … Continue reading

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Living with Uncertainty

“Embrace Uncertainty,” the life coach said. “Embrace him?”  I questioned.  “Perhaps I could learn to live with him, but I cannot see myself embracing him.  He is so very unattractive.  I would rather have Certainty.” “Why are you so enamored of … Continue reading

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