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Giving good gifts

I was talking to a friend about shopping for Christmas gifts, and how we could make the process a little less burdensome and commercial. So often, Christmas is really just about the “stuff” that we want. It turns out that … Continue reading

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Getting to Know You

A long time ago when my faith was basically exploding, I remember praying and asking God how to keep it. I felt so close to Him. I was able to pray in a way that I never had before, and … Continue reading

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The Gift of Today

It’s easy to say we are blessed when we get the job we wanted, when we’re healthy and happy, and when we avoid tragedy that brushed close enough to feel. But on those days when we don’t get the job, … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

How often are is the work that we do appreciated? How often do we express our admiration to others? Most of the time, the effort that we put into a job, a responsibility, or life is just accepted. It’s the … Continue reading

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Don’t follow me?

There’s an interesting story in the Bible that I just rediscovered. It’s a pretty well-known story about a man who was possessed by many demons, and is cured when Jesus comes to his town. The demons beg Jesus not to … Continue reading

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Speak to me

    Don’t you love when God speaks to your heart and it is exactly what you need? I love when I am wrestling with something or asking for a grace, and when I open my Bible or a devotional … Continue reading

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Paralysis

A paralyzed man is brought to Jesus by his friends, and Jesus tells him, “Your sins are forgiven.” (Matthew 9:2) Has that ever bothered you? The Bible doesn’t give the man’s response, but it does mention that the scribes were … Continue reading

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Just a story?

    We’ve heard the story of Simon of Cyrene a million times. As I was reading it recently, I noticed something new: They pressed into service a passer-by, Simon, a Cyrenian  who was coming in from the country, the … Continue reading

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Do you know the future?

Jesse Tree Day 14: Wouldn’t you love to know the future? As we get closer to the end of the year, we will hear more and more predictions of the world to come. In reality, they are just guesses, with … Continue reading

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Family Dynamics

Jesse Tree Day 6: Jacob was a crazy determined man. Even at birth, he came out grabbing the heel of his twin brother, not one to be left behind. He tricks his older brother into giving him the inheritance due … Continue reading

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