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Linda Roorda

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Linda (Visscher) Roorda and husband, Edward, live in Spencer, NY, both former members of the Christian Reformed Church. She is a mother and grandmother, a retired medical/radiology transcriptionist, an empty-nest author, and past speaker at a multi-church women’s retreat. She published some of her ancestral genealogy research in the “New York Genealogical and Biographical Record” in 2004, 2005 and 2008, writing personal-interest interview articles and a genealogy column in a local newspaper. An online blogger for several years, Linda enjoys sharing her faith in poetry and reflections at her blog, “Poetic Devotions by Linda,” and genealogy research tutorials at “Homespun Ancestors.” She also wrote several articles for both the CRC/RCA Disability Concerns newsletter and The Network. Her hobbies include gardening, sewing/quilting, cake decorating, and making silk floral arrangements.

 

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Broken Beauty

Recently I read about the Japanese artform of Kintsugi (golden joinery), or Kintsukuroi (golden repair). Typically, the broken vessel becomes even more beautiful. . . 

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Hope

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Diagnosed in 2014, I remain cancer free. Because grieving is normal when diagnosed, I share my story in the hope it helps someone else.

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Come Walk Beside Me

There are times in life when we each need encouragement—a few kind words, a loving smile, a card expressing concern, or a hand held out when the world knocks us down. 

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A Stranger Barged In

Do we share our love easily with someone different from us? We pride ourselves on maintaining a status quo of acceptable friends, but what about others in various difficult situations? 

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On the Rock We Stand

Our inner foundation makes a difference as we react to life’s challenges, whether it be today’s coronavirus pandemic, unemployment, or a myriad of hassles and even blessings each and every day.

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When Doubts Assail...

We look for accolades to prop us up, to make us feel better about ourselves, trying to prove that we really are someone of importance. But I have to ask: whose voice am I listening to?

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The Crucible's Test

Like a forest that takes a devastating fire to bring out its best in new growth, so we find our way through difficulties in the midst of the crucible’s test. 

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  • Coming out of the late '60s/early '70s hard rock genre, my husband and I welcomed Christian Contemporary artists like Jars of Clay, one of our kids' favorite groups too "back when", on local...

  • Bert, you express yourself well, and are well understood by our having gone through similar situations. My husband Ed had retinopathy of prematurity from pure oxygen in incubator. With only one...

  • I live in tiny Spencer, New York.

  • Our church is without a pianist, so I chose contemporary praise song videos or acapela hymns for worship music. There are so many great praise songs it's hard to chose, but a few favorites include...

  • I'm a music worship leader in a small rural church. With pianist and co-leader/guitarist no longer able to participate, I select lyric videos of contemporary praise and traditional hymns which fit...

  • Staci, Ed says "Thank you very much, and may this bless someone else going through vision loss."

  • Thank you, Michele. Unfortunately, I don't have time to get back into painting currently; but someday when I can retire, I just may give painting with acrylics a try. Thank you so much for your...

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  • Thanks for sharing your perspective with painting! I would love to see some of your paintings and enjoyed seeing some on your page - very nice Michele! I used to paint landscapes with oils years...

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  • Praising God with you for your mother-in-law's new heart! What a wonderful blessing! You say it so well, Staci - we pray so long for answers and healing, and I, too, taper off the prayers of...

  • Thank you for mentioning that, Michele. That is an excellent option for some! A while back I had read about a military veteran with PTSD who also had a specially trained dog to assist him. I'm so...