Author Archive: Rochelle Beagle

Mick’s Memo – Expansion Progress

I wish you all could have “listened in” on our Expansion Project team meeting Monday.  First of all, we are blessed to have the combination of expertise, good old-fashioned common sense and focused dedication involved in the process.  Finances were reviewed and we could see that more than $50K of sweat equity can be attributed […]

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Mick’s Memo – A Critical Element of Influence

At some level, we all want our life to make a difference.  We hope we can give away some skills, knowledge, comfort, encouragement and positive guidance.  We would like to see some productive ripples from the pebble that represents us in the pond.  We want to have an influence—in our marriage, family, neighborhood, church, community […]

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Mick’s Memo-Countercultural Jesus

Jesus of Nazareth was not easy to anticipate.  He was a keeper (fulfiller) of the Law of Moses having full mastery of the OT contents.  But he confronted traditions of the religious rulers that He deemed as contradictory to the Law.  He came to embody divinity and fulfill the role of the Messiah; yet he […]

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Mick’s Memo – Did You Sign Up for This?

I have only had 4 hospital inpatient experiences, and only one of them involving real surgery, so I count myself very blessed.  However, my recent stay from Saturday early AM until Tuesday PM was a “learning experience” for me.  There are factors that combine to disorient—pain, fever brain, medications, isolation (compared to normal routine), new […]

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Mick’s Memo – Thirst Quenching

Meredith Willson, the author and composer of the hit musical “The Music Man”, describes “trouble” for River City in many different ways mainly because of a “pool hall”… And all week long your River City youth’ll be fretterin’ away, I say your young men’ll be fritterin’! … Never mind pumpin’ any water ‘Til your parents […]

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