April, 2014

Finding new planets is nice, but I’ll take a translator, please

April 29, 2014 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note: This fresh round of Grounds (for Insanity) was served up in the 04/28/14 edition of The Goshen News. Whoop! Whoop! to science. 😀 In science news, a team of researchers has announced an exciting discovery. Using the Kepler Space Telescope, the team, which includes a Notre Dame professor, has found a planet slightly larger […]

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The Part That Always Will Come

April 25, 2014 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

It’s chilly outside, but here in my favorite place in all the world (see photo above), it’s warm. At the counter in our small-town version of Cheers, I’m stirrin’ in cream. Stirrin’ and talkin’ to the girl at the counter. She’s burrowed straight into my heart, this one, and I’m just that happy to see […]

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Family enjoys “final four,” but are no longer counting

April 22, 2014 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note: This column was published in the 04/21/14 edition of The Goshen News. There are, by the way, 246 days left until Christmas. But who’s counting? That is one big number. In this case, it is, though it’s not so large when one is discussing, say, cups of coffee consumed in a week or the […]

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The Prayer That Will Get His Attention

April 17, 2014 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Standing at the counter, feet tucked snug in slippers, I’m grinding it up–morning joy. Surely, heaven smells of this, the aroma of fresh-ground beans, scent curling through kitchen, and I measure it into the basket. My thoughts, they are wandering; scrolling; rewinding to a few desperate days in the past. Days when I’d flung myself […]

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In the hands of God, the average becomes the supernatural

April 16, 2014 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

As often happens, it was a “chance” conversation in the coffee shop this morning that brought it to mind. “I’m not from the top; didn’t come from privilege.” That’s what she said, my gifted friend. But there’s this. Always this… It was a rare occurrence. With every account caught up, I stood at the counter, […]

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The work applied, our one salvation

April 9, 2014 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

How I love, love, love this message, this truth that came two years ago. “Nothing in my hands I bring. Simply to Thy cross I cling.” And there’s still power, my friend, in the blood… Like a flood, it came.  Lying there in the dark, I felt it.  Waves of anxiety and restlessness lapping at […]

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CSLs could use some TLC when dealing with PSLs

April 8, 2014 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note:  This Grounds for Insanity column was published in the 04/07/14 edition of The Goshen News, the paper that give Grounds its start. I’ll always be grateful. If part of getting older is learning to know yourself better, then I’m getting older. It was recently that revelation struck, a flash of self-discovery, and I shared […]

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The cross that fits me (it brings life)

April 4, 2014 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Driving through fog on a grey, wet April day, I see the signs. Leaves a-budding on tips of trees, snow banks gone ‘longside the road, and the rain, that herald of spring, has come. Spring; new birth. Easter; new life. But first, the winter, and death. Easter, with resurrection life and promise. Sweet Easter that […]

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Faith to die, faith to live

April 3, 2014 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Thankful that second-time manna is still very fresh. Thankful, too, for a Father who helps us to live. Really live. Lying in bed this morning, thinking over the week so far, my thoughts traveled to Florida where friends of ours are gathering around a sick bed even now.  A father is dying of cancer, and […]

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Government can’t legislate common sense, matters of the heart

April 1, 2014 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note:  This Grounds for Insanity column was originally published in The Goshen News on March 31, 2014.  It was a story that gripped the world for days. A Boeing 777 carrying 239 souls; missing. A desperate search by numerous countries; nothing. Questions in a multitude of dialects and tongues; few answers in any language. As […]

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