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  • Blogs | Anne Robertson
    the King 1 John Courage Forgiveness of Sins The Catholic Spirit Hebrews Other Alden Bradford Oration On Pests Blog Posts Lost in Ashes Yard Work As Viewed From Heaven In the Pit Re membering Faith Shoveling Piles of White Stuff The Responsibility of Freedom Good Times Decision Time Be the Boss of You Because He Died more Home Blogs Sun 12 19 2010 17 13 annerobertson2 Bark Bark My brother s dog Red Dog getting in the Christmas spirit I just got back in from walking Dia who is now six months old and who manages to stir up every dog in the neighborhood when we walk by A little way down the street a little terrier discovered us from his perch in the picture window of his home I m sure his owners were delighted as he barked and clawed at the window trying to get to us Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Mon 11 15 2010 18 38 annerobertson2 Economics and Matt 25 Matthew 25 is comprised of three judgment scenes all of which deal with the proper use of resources The first the parable of the wise and foolish virgins instructs us to anticipate the resources we will need the second the parable of the talents tempers the first by reminding us that being prepared doesn t mean hoarding and the third the sheep and the goats reminds us that God s ultimate goal for our resource gathering is to be sure that even the least of these have what they need in both provision and compassion Tags economics investment least of these Matthew 25 money parables sheep and goats SpiritWalkers talents wise and foolish virgins annerobertson2 s blog Read more Tue 10 19 2010 16 56 annerobertson2 Get Out of the Way Through a glass darkly Romans 14 13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another Instead make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother s way Here s my soap box message of the day Quit getting in the way of people s faith Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Wed 10 13 2010 19 29 annerobertson2 Zombie Jesus Sunrise over the Sea of Galilee Luke 15 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again he was lost and is found Tags Chilean Miners resurrection SpiritWalkers World of Warcraft WoW zombies annerobertson2 s blog Read more Tue 09 21 2010 16 34 annerobertson2 Terrible Texts Living Water As many of you know when news of the Rev Terry Jones plans to burn Qurans on Sept Tags Random Thoughts SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Sun 08 22 2010 17 56 annerobertson2 The Cross and the Ground Zero Mosque Map of Ground Zero area with Mosque location highlighted Luke 23 33 When they came to the place that is called The Skull they crucified Jesus there with the criminals one on his

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  • Blogs | Anne Robertson
    Re membering Faith Shoveling Piles of White Stuff The Responsibility of Freedom Good Times Decision Time Be the Boss of You Because He Died more Home Blogs Tue 08 10 2010 17 33 annerobertson2 Losses and Names Gatsby with a Teddy Bear after Ruckus died The week before the pups were born Gatsby was killed Maybe he was upset about the new puppy and committed suicide but it seems that he got in a tangle with some stronger creature and lost I found his body down behind an empty house in the neighborhood brought him home and buried him in the back yard I was devastated Tags PuppyBlog annerobertson2 s blog Read more Tue 08 10 2010 16 37 annerobertson2 So What s a Chinook Helo the new pup s sire My beloved dog Ruckus died of cancer in the summer of 2009 I had gotten Ruckus from the daughter of our church secretary in Westford Mass who was going to college and couldn t take the dog Ruckus came to me with his own cat Gatsby They were both four years old both tawny colors Tags PuppyBlog annerobertson2 s blog Read more Sun 07 25 2010 16 29 annerobertson2 Yucca Plants and the Human Soul Yucca plant Genesis 1 31 God saw everything that he had made and indeed it was very good This is the yucca plant in my back yard There is no reason that it should be there let alone flowering nicely because I tried my best to kill it Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Sun 06 13 2010 18 43 annerobertson2 Dominion Oil coated bird in Gulf of Mexico Genesis 1 26 Then God said Let us make humankind in our image according to our likeness and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over the cattle and over all the wild animals of the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Sun 06 13 2010 17 01 annerobertson2 Memory and Symbol Genesis 9 16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Fri 06 11 2010 20 00 annerobertson2 Suppertime Mother and Rob June 2010 Finally finally finally I got up for a visit with Mother It has been months and months and I was a bit afraid that she would look much deteriorated from the last time I saw her You tend to notice such things more after a long absence I find Tags Mondays With Mother annerobertson2 s blog Read more Thu 05 27 2010 16 38 annerobertson2 Circles DaVinci s Vitruvian Man Job 22 14 Thick clouds cover Him so that He cannot see And He walks above the circle of heaven This past week I was called into a

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  • Blogs | Anne Robertson
    God s Cleansing Love Holy Spirit Sharing the Load Singing In Prison Romans Apart From the Law Maker of Heaven and Earth Tower of Love Who s the Judge 1 Corinthians Here I Stand Resurrection of the Body The More Excellent Way What s It All About Ephesians Holy Catholic Church Philippians Christ the King 1 John Courage Forgiveness of Sins The Catholic Spirit Hebrews Other Alden Bradford Oration On Pests Blog Posts Lost in Ashes Yard Work As Viewed From Heaven In the Pit Re membering Faith Shoveling Piles of White Stuff The Responsibility of Freedom Good Times Decision Time Be the Boss of You Because He Died more Home Blogs Tue 03 30 2010 07 00 annerobertson2 While It Was Still Dark Early on the first day of the week while it was still dark Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb John 20 1 Yes it s the story of Easter morning and it s a place in the Bible where you find a bit of difference in the various Gospel accounts Aside from the differences in who shows up with whom I was caught by the dark Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Tue 02 16 2010 07 00 annerobertson2 Led By The Spirit Jesus full of the Holy Spirit returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert where for forty days he was tempted by the devil Luke 4 1 2 Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Tue 02 02 2010 07 00 annerobertson2 The Lesson of the Groundhog The seven years of plenty that prevailed in the land of Egypt came to an end and the seven years of famine began to come just as Joseph had said There was famine in every country but throught the land of Egypt there was bread Genesis 41 53 54 Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Sun 01 10 2010 07 00 annerobertson2 Keeping Watch Matthew 26 38b Stay here and keep watch with me Over New Year s I was visiting friends in Florida and as you know if you ve been watching the news Florida has been having record cold temperatures New Year s morning began with forty degree temperatures and pouring rain starting about 5 30 am and lasting all morning So we got up late felt lazy and figured we d shower and get dressed sometime after the Rose Bowl parade Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Sun 12 27 2009 07 00 annerobertson2 The Man Who Forgave Debts Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors Matt 6 12 Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Mon 12 07 2009 07 00 annerobertson2 When the Church Banned Christmas It is therefore ordered by this court and the authority thereof that whosoever shall be found observing any such day as Christmas or the like either by forbearing of labor feasting or

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  • Blogs | Anne Robertson
    Ashes Yard Work As Viewed From Heaven In the Pit Re membering Faith Shoveling Piles of White Stuff The Responsibility of Freedom Good Times Decision Time Be the Boss of You Because He Died more Home Blogs Tue 09 15 2009 07 00 annerobertson2 Preaching the Gospel Mark 1 14 16 Now after John was arrested Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the good news of God and saying The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God has come near repent and believe in the good news Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Tue 09 01 2009 07 00 annerobertson2 The Common Ones Luke 12 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies And yet not one of them is forgotten by God Most of us in service professions get overwhelmed at times The needs are so great and the resources so small and often the smallest resource of all feels like our own time and energy Even if you re not doing anything in particular at the moment there is a constant weight of what is needed and what remains undone The work of service knows no time clock Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Mon 08 24 2009 07 00 annerobertson2 Honesty in Prayer Psalm 137 9 Happy shall they be who take your little ones and dash them against the rock Understandably this verse is a problem for a lot of people I have heard it cited as one reason that people want nothing to do with the Bible I have also heard of it being used literally to justify infanticide I want to explain why I m glad it s in the Bible Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Sun 08 09 2009 07 00 annerobertson2 God With Fur On John 14 18 I will not leave you as orphans I will come to you On Friday the day I had been dreading finally came When Ruckus my dog cried out for a minute or more in a painful spasm I knew the cancer had spread to his bones and that it was time to keep my promise to my faithful friend not to let him suffer When I called the vet I discovered they were closing in 20 minutes There was no time to think or to call anyone to go with me we just went And then it was done Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Sun 07 19 2009 07 00 annerobertson2 Save the Frogs Isaiah 55 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts neither are your ways my ways says the Lord Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Thu 07 16 2009 20 21 annerobertson2 Thinking Backwards I haven t been to see Mother in ages The dog is dying and I can t leave him more than three hours at a time and a visit takes 7 8 Work has been over the top with our bicentennial celebrations and it s my busy time

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  • Blogs | Anne Robertson
    Water Water Into Wine Lazarus Come Out Stay in the Machine Where are the Shepherds While It Was Still Dark Acts God s Cleansing Love Holy Spirit Sharing the Load Singing In Prison Romans Apart From the Law Maker of Heaven and Earth Tower of Love Who s the Judge 1 Corinthians Here I Stand Resurrection of the Body The More Excellent Way What s It All About Ephesians Holy Catholic Church Philippians Christ the King 1 John Courage Forgiveness of Sins The Catholic Spirit Hebrews Other Alden Bradford Oration On Pests Blog Posts Lost in Ashes Yard Work As Viewed From Heaven In the Pit Re membering Faith Shoveling Piles of White Stuff The Responsibility of Freedom Good Times Decision Time Be the Boss of You Because He Died more Home Blogs Sun 03 15 2009 07 00 annerobertson2 Shut Out It s been quite awhile since I ve posted but not for want of activity Things have been over the top in issues surrounding Mother s care but they have been issues with another family member so I am not at liberty to write about them in a public blog At such a time I hope that Mother is as unaware as she seems She was always so precise and organized especially on financial matters that she would have a cow if she understood In any case I will only say that I am now the guardian of her estate We ll leave it there Tags Alzheimer s Mondays With Mother annerobertson2 s blog Read more Sun 03 08 2009 07 00 annerobertson2 Church in the Cross Hairs Luke 13 10 13 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight When Jesus saw her he called her over and said Woman you are set free from your ailment When he laid his hands on her immediately she stood up straight and began praising God Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Sun 02 22 2009 07 00 annerobertson2 Undeserving Neighbors Romans 5 8 But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Sun 02 01 2009 07 00 annerobertson2 Groundhog Day Ecclesiastes 3 1 To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Sun 01 25 2009 07 00 annerobertson2 Swords and Plowshares Isaiah 2 4 They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks Joel 3 10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Sun 01 18 2009 07 00 annerobertson2 Heroes Philippians 2 4 Let each of you look not to your own interests but to the interests of others

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  • Blogs | Anne Robertson
    From the Law Maker of Heaven and Earth Tower of Love Who s the Judge 1 Corinthians Here I Stand Resurrection of the Body The More Excellent Way What s It All About Ephesians Holy Catholic Church Philippians Christ the King 1 John Courage Forgiveness of Sins The Catholic Spirit Hebrews Other Alden Bradford Oration On Pests Blog Posts Lost in Ashes Yard Work As Viewed From Heaven In the Pit Re membering Faith Shoveling Piles of White Stuff The Responsibility of Freedom Good Times Decision Time Be the Boss of You Because He Died more Home Blogs Sun 12 14 2008 07 00 annerobertson2 Bailouts Matthew 1 21 She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus for he will save his people from their sins It s almost Christmas and we re in the midst of economic crisis When it s Christmas time and banks are failing when Congress is trying to decide if US automakers deserve a bailout this season gives us stories to ponder Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Sun 12 07 2008 07 00 annerobertson2 The Fair Balance 2 Corinthians 8 13 14a I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure on you but it is a question of a fair balance between your present abundance and their need Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Sun 11 30 2008 07 00 annerobertson2 The Blazing Christ Revelation 1 13 16 I saw one like the Son of Man clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash across his chest His head and his hair were white as white wool white as snow his eyes were like a flame of fire his feet were like burnished bronze refined as in a furnace and his voice was like the sound of many waters In his right hand he held seven stars and from his mouth came a sharp two edged sword and his face was like the sun shining with full force Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Tue 11 25 2008 07 00 annerobertson2 Blessing or a Curse Luke 6 21 Blessed are you who are hungry now for you will be filled Blessed are you who weep now for you will laugh Tags SpiritWalkers annerobertson2 s blog Read more Mon 11 24 2008 07 00 annerobertson2 Thanksgiving 2008 Okay so she looks ornery Like you don t want to be slow with her turkey But unlike so many Alzheimer s sufferers she has never had that mean streak take over Although you can t tell that from this picture Tags Alzheimer s Mondays With Mother annerobertson2 s blog Read more Sun 11 16 2008 07 00 annerobertson2 A Special Calling Exodus 13 19 And Moses took with him the bones of Joseph who had required a solemn oath of the Israelites saying God will surely take notice of you and then you must carry my bones with you from here Tags SpiritWalkers

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  • Blogs | Anne Robertson
    Level It was an odd Christmas this year Since it was a Sunday both David and I had church obligations in the morning With my scheduled flight to Florida on Christmas night and Rob and Stephanie off visiting her parents I was sort of on my own So once church was done and I had gotten packed for the trip I headed up to The Birches Tags Alzheimer s Mondays With Mother annerobertson2 s blog Read more Sat 12 24 2005 07 00 annerobertson2 Christmas Party The Birches is great about having parties and this Christmas brought the second time we had the opportunity to feast with Mother at their holiday party No political correctness there the carols came from the piano whether they were sacred or secular the egg nog and wine flowed and the food both hot and cold was superb Tags Alzheimer s Mondays With Mother annerobertson2 s blog Read more Thu 12 01 2005 07 00 annerobertson2 It s Been a Year It s been a year It was the Monday after Thanksgiving in 2004 that Mother went to live at The Birches It s hard to believe a whole year has passed It s also hard to believe it hasn t been 20 years Time has little meaning in the fog There are fewer and fewer reference points Tags Alzheimer s Mondays With Mother annerobertson2 s blog Read more Mon 11 14 2005 07 00 annerobertson2 Fog I thought that today I might get to The Birches but there was too much happening at work to get away I feel like Mother lives outside of time There s this other world she inhabits There are schedules and changes there too but they are different somehow They have nothing to do with the world outside and the outside world pays their schedule no mind Tags Alzheimer s Mondays With Mother annerobertson2 s blog Read more Fri 10 28 2005 07 00 annerobertson2 Sleep My 44 year old brother had a heart attack this week a week before the anniversary of my father s death from a heart attack at age 47 Aside from being yet another crisis that delayed visiting Mother it raised one of the more difficult questions of Alzheimer s disease Do we tell her Tags Alzheimer s Mondays With Mother annerobertson2 s blog Read more Fri 10 21 2005 07 00 annerobertson2 Hiatus Yes it s been a long time since I ve posted Mother is still about the same although she still has swelling in her feet But my life has been so over the top that I haven t visited I hope that will change this week What has changed already is that I have felt less guilty during the intervening weeks I really saw last time that she is content where she is At last she is home Not that she doesn t appreciate seeing me but it was obvious that my presence was interrupting her routine I guess that

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  • Mitt Romney, Meet My Mother | Anne Robertson
    the government should give it to them And they will vote for this president no matter what These are people who pay no income tax It is personal now You have insulted my family and your policies embody an actual threat to my mother s life Mitt Romney meet my mother Yes that s her in the picture You ll note that she has such a sense of entitlement that my brother has to feed her Shame on her She won t even pick up a fork It s true She pays no taxes And it s true that she will not vote for you Actually she won t vote for anyone In 2004 she was diagnosed with Alzheimer s and I m afraid at this stage she would be considered a low information voter She does not speak and often doesn t remember how to swallow A good visit is a day when she opens her eyes My last meaningful conversation with her was almost a decade ago She will not be voting You see her in this picture in the dining room of the nursing home that gives her excellent care She is well beyond the stage where anyone in our family could care for her In her day she was a shrewd money manager making the best of her pension as a public school teacher and the life insurance money she received when my father dropped dead at age 47 But alas it still was not enough Every scrap of savings and investment she once had are now gone as my Republican stepfather did everything he could to avoid taking a dime of government money But she has good genes She has been in a care facility now for eight years Her pension was enough to let her live a comfortable life in retirement but her nursing home care is twice her monthly pension amount We have just arranged to donate her body to science at her passing since there will not even be funds to have a funeral It is now the Medicaid program that makes up the difference between her pension and the cost of her care Mr Romney you haven t talked much about your running mate s proposal to cut 34 from the Medicaid program You do realize don t you that 2 3 of the people on Medicaid are seniors in nursing homes like my mother Nobody on Medicaid pays taxes Do you care Oh I forgot you addressed that with your donors And and so my job is not to worry about those people I ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for for their lives What are we to do when you take away my irresponsible mother s Medicaid Oh yeah you answered that too She should go to the Emergency Room Are they prepared for her to live there Just as an aside Mr Romney my parents were Republicans embodying the best of the

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