CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

January 20, 2011

Lions Still Guard Majestic Buildings

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

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LIONS STILL GUARD MAJESTIC BUILDINGS

SCRIPTURE: And twelve lions stood there on one side and on the other side on the six steps…   (1 Kings 10:20   KJV)

REFLECTION: I try to visit to my childhood home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, every few years. Each time, I trace the roads I traveled as a child. On one street is the former Rockingham Hotel, now a more permanent residence for local persons. One corner of the building holds a restaurant called the Library.

     Two sets of eight steps lead to the entrances of the hotel. Each stairway landing is guarded by (more…)

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February 18, 2008

RUSS’S ASSIGNMENT: WRITE CAROLYN’S EULOGY Lent Devotion

During Lent in 2007 the Beanery Online Literary Magazine, in conjunction with the Open Hands Ministries (a web site for the Open Hands and the United Methodist Churches in the Ligonier Valley, PA) posted forty days of Lent devotions. This year, I will repost one every five days, with links to additional devotions at the end of each reading.

SCRIPTURE: Mark 14:8 She (an unnamed woman) did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial. (NIV)

REFLECTION: Jesus was supportive of the simple but elegant gift given by an unknown woman. He explained its symbolic meaning: (more…)

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