August, 2009

And speaking of winter (I’d rather not)

August 31, 2009 Rhonda Schrock 08/31/09 Goshen News column

Note: This column appears in the 08/31/09 edition of The Goshen News. Here we go. Slow transitioner that I am, I’m not doing so well. All the rest of you seem to be hitting the gas pedal with both feet, ready to roar into fall with reckless abandon. And I say, “What’s your hurry?” For […]

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Only in a small town (or, Quote of the day)

August 28, 2009 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

I love small-town life. Sitting in the coffee shop this morning, working on the column while surrounded by other Friday morning regulars (or irregulars??), I overheard this little snippet: Regular One to the owner as he trundled past his table with a load of milk: “Well, Marcus, how’d the cows milk this morning? Cow numbers […]

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Quote of the day

August 27, 2009 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

A dear friend shared this with me today: “If I consider you above me and you consider me above you, then a marvelous thing happens: we have a community where everyone is looked up to, and no one is looked down on.” I love it. Thanks for giving me something to shoot for, Naome.

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“I have a Father”

August 27, 2009 Rhonda Schrock fatherhood

“I have a Father.” This phrase has been running through my mind repeatedly this summer. It was sparked by one of the chapters I read in Andrew Murray’s book, “With Christ in the School of Prayer.” In it, he focuses on the fatherhood of God as a foundational element of the prayer life. And that’s […]

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"I have a Father"

August 27, 2009 Rhonda Schrock fatherhood

“I have a Father.” This phrase has been running through my mind repeatedly this summer. It was sparked by one of the chapters I read in Andrew Murray’s book, “With Christ in the School of Prayer.” In it, he focuses on the fatherhood of God as a foundational element of the prayer life. And that’s […]

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Learning to pray

August 26, 2009 Rhonda Schrock prayertraining

A new development in the spiritual life of our toddler is that he is learning how to pray. Just lately, he’s taken a keen interest in saying a prayer for the meal. He bows his head, reaches for our hands, and offers up a string of what is mostly gibberish. Sprinkled throughout are a few […]

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Quote of the day

August 25, 2009 Rhonda Schrock Gabey quotes

“That is great!” – Little Gabey, after being pulled from a funk by a very bouncy version of “I’m inright, outright, upright, downright happy all the time” on CD

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Happy birthday – that’s just how you are

August 24, 2009 Rhonda Schrock 08/24/09 Goshen News column

Note: This column appears in the 08/24/09 edition of The Goshen News. “Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday, dear…” This song gets a lot of play at our house in the summer months with three birthdays in June and July. If things had gone according to the plan, we would be […]

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Quote of the day

August 24, 2009 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

On a church sign in Nappanee: “Weather forecast: Jesus reigns.” I like it.

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Favorite Uncle has arrived

August 22, 2009 Rhonda Schrock ScaryUncle Terry

Oh, how the boys love their Uncle Terry. He can walk on water! He has an ‘S’ on his shirt! He’s the Greatest Comedian Ever! And he’s here just briefly this weekend. They love Natalie, his lovely wife, and their little cousin, Ashlin, as well. Mama is delighted to have other females here – FINALLY! […]

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