Monthly Archives: December 2017

Fully

The year is counting down and soon the wrapping will be off the new one. As I look over the year, my faith journey, and my relationships I see places of growth, places where I faltered, and places when I … Continue reading

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speaking

This week has gone by slowly and I have reached my limit on speaking. My job requires me to speak throughout the day and by the time I leave, I feel like my words have completely been drained. I don’t … Continue reading

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free to look

I received a spam email yesterday with the tag line of “It’s free to look” under the sender’s address. I immediately deleted it, I knew it was nothing I needed. More importantly, the teaser made me want to wash my … Continue reading

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Search and Rescue

It’s here, it’s finally here. Christmas has come. I woke to find snow covering the ground, the animals were still huddled together in the beds for warmth in the stillness of the dawn. It was peaceful, gentle, and magical. As … Continue reading

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pieces of gum

As a child there was nothing more exciting than having my grandma share a piece of her gum. She preferred the Wrigley gums, Big Red and Doublemint more than any others. She never gave a full piece to me, just a half of … Continue reading

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Hide and seek

This time of year is difficult for a number of my friends. They struggle with memories of loved ones who have passed away. Others struggle with a table that will have one less person due to a broken relationship. People … Continue reading

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Luke 2- It is finished

The text of Luke 2 will be read this coming weekend in thousands of churches around the world. This portion of Scripture is one of my dearest. Growing up it was read at each Christmas Eve before dinner, before presents, … Continue reading

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das brot- the bread

One of the Christmas traditions in my family includes making breads and cookies to share with extended family. Ginger snaps and sugar cookies from Grandma O, caramels from my mom, and cardamom coffee cake from my great-grandma E. The spicy, … Continue reading

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Breathing in

I was diagnosed with asthma this week. As much as it disappoints me, it also explains why I am winded so easily. I thought it was my age, but it’s actually my lungs. The pulmonary doctor showed me how the … Continue reading

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Every, some, any, no

While many people are thinking of carols, presents, and festive gatherings, Christmas makes me think of salvation and Easter. Jesus very reason for living on this earth was to bring salvation to everyone willing to accept it. The salvation He … Continue reading

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