Tag Archives: Dutch

Simple Virtues; Simple Joys

You will eat the fruit of your labor; Psalm 128:1-2a (NIV) This morning as I went to the front door to gather the newspaper off the front porch, I was hit by a sudden wave of nostalgia. The simple joy of gathering … Continue reading

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Charitable Work

Then Boaz asked his foreman, “Who is that young woman over there? Who does she belong to?” And the foreman replied, “She is the young woman from Moab who came back with Naomi. She asked me this morning if she … Continue reading

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“Coffee Time” with God

Chapter-a-Day Psalm 55 Morning, noon, and night     I cry out in my distress,     and the Lord hears my voice. Psalm 55:17 (NLT) “Coffee time” is a long held tradition in the Dutch culture which is my heritage. When I was a kid, … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Acts 18

Paul lived and worked with them, for they were tentmakers just as he was. Acts 18:3 (NLT) I love the fact that Paul did what he had to do in order to fulfill the task God gave him. Not willing to … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 6

Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones.       Learn from their ways and become wise! Proverbs 6:6 (NLT) I often tell the story of my Grandpa Vander Well. A life-long educator, when he hit mandatory retirement from teaching he took … Continue reading

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Tom Vander Well, meet Tom Vanderwell

When I started blogging many years ago, I learned to set up Google alerts which would notify me if anyone mentioned my name on the web. Since people regularly spell my name incorrectly, I set up alerts for both “Tom Vander … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Psalm 127

Don't you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves? Psalm 127:2b (MSG) I have been reading a weighty book that my wife gave me for my birthday. The Embarrassment of Riches by Simon Schama is a treatise on the Dutch … Continue reading

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