Posts By: dukeslee

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Sunday 26th October 2008

Crown of Beauty

Crown of Beauty

I see them everywhere these days — heads shorn. The fluorescent lights in the school hallway reflect off every third teen-age boy. A few kept a strip down the middle, mohawk-style. But many left nothing but a polished shine. Theirs is a show of solidarity for a friend who lost his hair ...

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Thursday 23rd October 2008

Life Verse

Life Verse

Their names are written in ink in the margins of my Bible: Nancy. Juliann. Michelle. Alex. Teri. Tracy. There are others. They are brothers and sisters who have answered my question: “Friend, what’s your life verse?”Perhaps the term — life verse — is new to you. ...

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Saturday 18th October 2008

A Letter to Helen

A Letter to Helen

Has it been five years? Doesn’t seem possible, Helen. You’d be 35 now. Had you stayed here longer, who else would you have served? Where else would have traveled, my friend? If not for that stupid brain tumor, what other lives would you have touched? And, of course, what trouble ...

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Saturday 18th October 2008

Fireproof

Fireproof

My husband and I went to a movie called FIREPROOF last night, with some good friends. In keeping with the fire analogy of the movie, I offer this review: it was flaming good, “four-alarm” good. FIREPROOF is a relationship drama with a strong Christian message. The movie examines a ...

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Saturday 18th October 2008

Going Green

Going Green

With her own green highlighter, she started at the beginning: Genesis 1. It’s the story we’d just studied in her Sunday school class, and for her bedtime story, she wanted to read it in her very own Bible. We lay on her bed, under the patchwork quilt, just the two of us. Daughter ...

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Thursday 16th October 2008

Not a stranger — but a friend

Not a stranger -- but a friend

My girls and and I began packing the box a few days ago. We didn’t know where it would go. Perhaps the local Food Pantry. Or a local agency that accepts donations like these. Not sure where it would land. Only knew that we wanted to do our part. Then the phone call came last […]

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Monday 13th October 2008

Small Things

Small Things

I do a lot of talking here at “Getting Down With Jesus.” This week, I want to do some “doing.” On Wednesday, bloggers from around the globe are participating in Blog Action Day 2008, when bloggers will publish posts and discuss poverty on their sites. It’s an ...

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Thursday 9th October 2008

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Nice to “see” you here again. Today, I got to wondering about you, dear reader, who are you and what defines you? I’d love to “meet” you here at Getting Down With Jesus, to get to know you a little more — and to share a little of my life with you. Today, I am ...

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Tuesday 7th October 2008

Same Blog, New Clothes

Same Blog, New Clothes

I’m a T-shirts and sweatpants kind of girl. I have no problem wearing my sushi-print pajamas until 2 in the afternoon. But when it comes to my blog, I was looking for fashionable and hip … at a Target price, of course. So, here you have it. Same blog, new clothes. (At discount ...

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Monday 6th October 2008

One more favorite thing ….

One more favorite thing ....

And finally, number 21:This is an addendum to the list below. Aren’t they precious? … By the way, the one with the triangular orange nose and big blue eyes looks just like her father.

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