Tag Archives: Gift

Loving deeply

I am reminded, as we approach Valentine’s Day, that the more we love, the more we can see love, especially the love of God. One Christmas, my husband got me the perfect gift.  Somehow, he noticed me admiring a large metal … Continue reading

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Gift Exchange

Every time I sit down to read or listen to Scripture lately, the word Beloved jumps out. Not some general greeting, not some non-descript hello, but “Beloved.” I know there are a million other ways to address the reader, but … Continue reading

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The Eighth Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

In this station, Jesus has fallen twice, hardly has the strength to go on, and yet He ministers to the women who mourn for Him as He goes to a brutal death. It is amazing that He is able to … Continue reading

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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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Take a little time

You have to take care of yourself before you can take care of others. When we apply this to Advent and Christmas, do you get visions of massages, lattes, a fire in the fireplace with a warm blanket on the … Continue reading

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Goals

I once told a friend that I was thinking about reading A Purpose-Driven Life, and she said, “You are one of the most purpose-driven people I know.” She’s right. I live with goals, looking to the future, always asking God … Continue reading

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What kind of life do you want to lead?

Do you want to successful or significant? I read this question in the book On Fire, by John O’Leary (which is a great read if you’re looking for some inspirational summer reading) As I read it, I realized that the two are … Continue reading

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Gifts vs. Calling

  “Your gift will open doors for you, but your calling will help you open doors for others.” Rev. Tejado Hanchell We are given so many gifts. It can take us a while to discover what they are, and even … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Gift

The Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross Luke 23: 44-46 It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon because of an eclipse of the sun. Then the veil of the … Continue reading

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Don’t Cry for Me

The Eighth Station Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem In this station, Jesus has fallen twice, hardly has the strength to go on, and yet He ministers to the women who mourn for Him as He goes to a brutal … Continue reading

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