Fred Redekop

Death and Life

April 16, 2021Good morning/afternoon It is 9:00 am, and I’m waiting for my mother-in-law’s funeral to begin. It is set to start at 10. If not for COVID, I would be there. Shirley left for Pennsylvania last Saturday. I feel bad for not being there for Shirley. But it was not possible for me to …

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I AM TIRED

April 7, 2021 Good afternoon, ” Why do you complain, Jacob?     Why do you say, Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord;     my cause is disregarded by my God”?  Do you not know?     Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God,     the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not …

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THE Pandemic of GUNS

April 10, 2021 Good afternoon  ” Mass shootings are a uniquely American problem.’           Juliette Kayyam 2021 Juliette is a security analyst. She is often on CNN, and she has her own show on National Public Radio. And she cannot figure out why there are so many mass shootings in America every year. She is a …

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THE KISS

April 1, 2021 CARVAGGIO (1571-1610 )   ‘ THE KISS’This painting is about the event in the Garden. The disciples just had an intimate meal together. They went out to the garden to pray to God. Then, the soldiers showed up to arrest Jesus, but waited for Judas to kiss the man whom they were to arrest. …

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GETHSEMANE FAITH

March 30, 2021Good afternoon, This is a traditional painting of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus was a little darker skinned that this painter gave to him. In the Garden, Jesus is very human. He does not want to suffer, just like we do not want pain in our lives. But if life takes us into tougher …

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