Tag Archives: Jesus

Be vigilant

I was reminded recently how fear can make a person a fool. For the past three years I have been working on growing my faith and courage and shrinking my anxiety. My journey with this and through this, has been … Continue reading

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why we’re here

During different seasons of my life I have experienced a sense of restlessness. Sometimes it comes when I have started to outgrow my current surroundings or situation. I will continue to go to work or attend an activity, but my … Continue reading

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Oil

As a young driver, my dad taught me how to check the oil in my car and if needed, how to add a quart. He made sure I understood that without sufficient oil in the engine, it would eventually break … Continue reading

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the day after — just another day

I returned to work today after the weekend and the discussion turned to what everyone did over the past few days. Since yesterday was Easter, the conversations included any Easter activities. But the focus didn’t ever come to what yesterday … Continue reading

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Refunds and returns

My junior year in college I was engaged. As the wedding date came closer, many people started to give me bridal shower and wedding presents. I dutifully opened them and wrote my thank you notes, looking forward to using them … Continue reading

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Make me an instrument

I had a conversation today with a woman who was very upset about things not working as she planned. I listened to her vent and I acknowledged her feelings, even agreeing that they were valid. As we discussed resolutions for … Continue reading

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Something’s happening here

I have been trying to think of things to write about all week. Sometimes a thought will come to mind and I will tuck it away for later, only when later comes the idea is gone. I have been feeling … 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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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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Good vs. Grace

Recently I someone told me that they are good people, doing good things in the world to help others. It sounds noble and selfless, but sometimes I wonder what their definition of good would be? What qualifies as good and … Continue reading

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