January, 2012

Electoral home front leaves mom the clear winner

January 31, 2012 Rhonda Schrock 01/30/12 Goshen News column

Note:  This “Grounds for Insanity” column appeared in the 01/30/12 edition of The Goshen News.   It was the morning after the Iowa caucus.  An eager nation had waited into the night, breathless, for an unnamed citizen in a pickup truck to arrive with the last of the votes.  I’d missed his arrival and the […]

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Electoral home front leaves mom the clear winner

January 31, 2012 Rhonda Schrock 01/30/12 Goshen News column

It was the morning after the Iowa caucus. An eager nation had waited into the night, breathless, for an unnamed citizen in a pickup truck to arrive with the last of the votes. I’d missed his arrival and the final announcement of an eight-vote squeaker that broke at last in favor of Romney. Now, a […]

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Hey you – let go now

January 30, 2012 Rhonda Schrock burdensfaithletting gosurrender

Hey, you.  Yes, I’m talking to you.  Right there – you, the one who’s got the weight of the world on her shoulders today. I see you.  I know you because I’ve been in that place.  I know that weight, that thing that’s pressing in, pulling you down – you know, that thing you never saw coming?  […]

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Hey you – let go now

January 30, 2012 Rhonda Schrock burdensfaithletting gosurrender

Hey, you.  Yes, I’m talking to you.  Right there – you, the one who’s got the weight of the world on her shoulders today. I see you.  I know you because I’ve been in that place.  I know that weight, that thing that’s pressing in, pulling you down – you know, that thing you never saw coming?  […]

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Unexpected pirates, biters, and royal ruffians

January 27, 2012 Rhonda Schrock dentistlife's surprisespreachersroyalsunexpected turns

Note:  Before this “Grounds for Insanity” column was published in The Goshen News back in April 2009, it won an Editor’s Choice award in the weekly Faithwriters contest.  Should the Queen of England like some advice on dealing with those kids of hers, she should dial me up. Life seldom turns out as you expect.  In the […]

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Unexpected pirates, biters, and royal ruffians

January 27, 2012 Rhonda Schrock dentistlife's surprisespreachersroyalsunexpected turns

Note:  Before this “Grounds for Insanity” column was published in The Goshen News back in April 2009, it won an Editor’s Choice award in the weekly Faithwriters contest.  Should the Queen of England like some advice on dealing with those kids of hers, she should dial me up. Life seldom turns out as you expect.  In the […]

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When the cloud starts to move

January 25, 2012 Rhonda Schrock announcementcloud movingfaithwaiting on God

It had come through one of those encounters – the ones we call “chance” that really aren’t.  I’d run into her one bright morning in the summer at the place we’d become acquainted, our beloved local coffee shop. Exhaustion was written on her face.  Her mother, I knew, had just passed away, ending a long […]

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When the cloud starts to move

January 25, 2012 Rhonda Schrock announcementcloud movingfaithwaiting on God

It had come through one of those encounters – the ones we call “chance” that really aren’t.  I’d run into her one bright morning in the summer at the place we’d become acquainted, our beloved local coffee shop. Exhaustion was written on her face.  Her mother, I knew, had just passed away, ending a long […]

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Return of winter sparks crazy quilt of warm memories

January 24, 2012 Rhonda Schrock 01/23/12 Goshen News column

Note:  This “Grounds for Insanity” column was published in the 01/23/12 edition of The Goshen News.  Now, that’s a crazy quilt. For a minute there, I thought we’d gotten by.  Escaped.  Slithered through by the skin of our teeth.  Driving home the other day, I noted something shocking.  I was having springlike thoughts; two of […]

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Return of winter sparks crazy quilt of warm memories

January 24, 2012 Rhonda Schrock 01/23/12 Goshen News column

Note:  This “Grounds for Insanity” column was published in the 01/23/12 edition of The Goshen News.  Now, that’s a crazy quilt. For a minute there, I thought we’d gotten by.  Escaped.  Slithered through by the skin of our teeth.  Driving home the other day, I noted something shocking.  I was having springlike thoughts; two of […]

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