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Posts by Cathleen Courtois

Google Search!

Last week I was searching Google for images to use in potential Christmas Eve ads. One photo that lingers in my mind was that of a dog, tangled up in a string of Christmas lights. The caption I was proposing for the photo was “If this is what Christmas feels like to you, then join…

Taking the Heat

I recently spent time stripping paint off our sun-porch windows. I quickly noticed that paint caught fire frequently on one window, unlike others I had been working on. I adjusted the fan and temperature on the heat gun and found a setting that produced no flames. As I worked, it occurred to me that this…

Say “Cheese!”

And no…the camera won’t break! 🙂 Thank you to all who have made your Directory photo appointments! The Directory is an invaluable tool that allows us to see not only the beautiful faces of our church family, but adds to how we build community together! Here are some Directory Q & A’s: Q = Do…

Dry Ground

A while back I wrote about the plethora of worms on our church parking lot after the rain. Not long after, I arrived to work, opened the vehicle door and dried, icky looking worms were stuck to the pavement. Dehydrated worms must not be as sweet as dehydrated fruit, because no birds were flocking to…

Out of Place…

As I walked across the parking lot, something was different and strange – worms! Easily hundreds of worms were wriggling across the cement. Where did they come from? And why would they choose to head across the vastness of the parking lot? Sound familiar? We head down paths that lead us into struggle, destination unknown.…

Making Room!

I love Mondays! The phone is ringing off the hook! There’s a sermon to write (I’ve lost all my notes), there’s someone who needs plumbing help at their house, and, the fridge needs cleaned to have enough space for Wednesday’s Youth Mission Trip Ham Dinner! Woo hoo! After cleaning out a few things, rearranging a…

Prepare Him Room!

Refinishing woodwork gives me time to think. Recently, that led to the list of things undone in my houses. We have no room for the Christmas tree this year, so I’ll be “constructing” one on the wall. In the quiet hum of the heat gun, my heart stirred with the reminder of what I really…