Monthly Archives: December 2016

the day after

We’re in the days after Christmas. People have returned to work, the shine of the lights has dimmed, the clutter of torn paper has been collected into the trash cans, the special dishes have been put away. Tablecloths have been soaked to … Continue reading

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reconcile

Broken hearts come together when words are spoken with humility and love. Mercy and grace fill in the spaces and restore the pieces to each other. But before those pieces are brought together for healing, often it is required to … Continue reading

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hope-filled

Throughout today I have been reminded of the hope we have in Christ. It’s not a hope like wishful thinking, but a deeply rooted, sound and sturdy kind of hope, something we can stake our faith and trust in daily. … Continue reading

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as I am

At this time of year we joke that children need to be nice or Santa will bring them coal for their stockings. We tell them that Santa is watching them and their presents will be in jeopardy if they misbehave. … Continue reading

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forever and ever

I found my Christmas joy today, it came wrapped in music from 1742. Handel’s Messiah has been part of my Christmas mood adjustment for years and I had forgotten how much this music meant to me in the crazy, hectic schedule … Continue reading

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Scrooge?

This season is hard to embrace for me. I don’t have Christmas decorations up, they’re in a box. I haven’t made a single cookie, caramel, or loaf of bread, and I haven’t shopped for a single present. I am beginning … Continue reading

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dry ground

Have you ever seen a picture of the ground when it is so parched, so dry, it has hardened like concrete? There are cracks, it is broken, but still unable to hold anything because it lacked life. Hardened hearts allow … Continue reading

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doing OT in the O.T.

As Christians this side of Easter Sunday, we often spend time focusing on the New Testament and we tend to forget the Old Testament is full of rich teaching, too. I have recently turned to my Old Testament to sit … Continue reading

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adult teeth

As believers we know we are to avoid sin. We are told from the time we first sit in our Sunday School chairs until the last day we sit in the church pew. We know what we are supposed to … Continue reading

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