Monthly Archives: November 2015

least

We all seem to have the mentality of giving to the poor during this time of year.  But many I know want to and do give to the poor the time, talents, and gifts God has given them year round. … Continue reading

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bound

Recently I read a story of elephants that surprised me.  It seems that when elephants are young their owners would tie a strong rope to their ankle that could not be broken, no matter how they struggled for freedom, eventually … Continue reading

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thank you

I can simply say thank you to God for all the ways I am blessed, but sometimes I think the wisdom of the saints is better.  So in the words of the Psalmist: Shout for joy to the Lord, all the … Continue reading

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marvelous

In the dark seasons of struggling we need to find our focal point; something we can look toward, something we can hope for, work toward, and strive to reach. We need to know that we are not lost forever in … Continue reading

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when love is not enough

Couples go through seasons when things seem shiny and new like the early days of courtship and other days when it is so dark, it seems like the sun is broken.  During these hard times it can feel like there … Continue reading

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book covers

In light of the recent events in this troubled world I have started wondering how radical the average American is going to become toward those in our nation who are “different” looking from the stereotypical “red-blooded American.” My mom always, always taught … Continue reading

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for this reason

The world is not our home.  We are called to be salt and light in this dark world; a world in need of preservation, restoration, and healing.  We cannot do it with protests we must do it with prayer, we … Continue reading

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overwhelmed

So much of my day seems to be filled with doing something.  I am up and at work before the sun cracks the sky and home shortly before the sun tucks in at night.  We continue work on our house, … Continue reading

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Jesus

Over the past weekend story after story has come across the news with attacks, destruction, natural disasters, and loss of life. My heart is overwhelmed, I cannot hold in the waves of bewilderment, sorrow, and resolve hit me. I am broken … Continue reading

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Prepare the way

I have been listening to an Advent message from last Christmas, given by one of my favorite speakers and authors.  Using the story of John the Baptist from Matthew 3 the message addresses the call to repent John used to … Continue reading

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