Tag Archives: good

Start at the very beginning

During Advent, our family has a Jesse tree. It’s a wonderful tradition that takes a moment each day to go through the history of salvation leading to the birth of Jesus. Little by little, it paints the picture that was … Continue reading

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A little something sweet

I have to brag on myself a little today. I came up with the best activity for my middle schoolers this weekend. As we started our session, I offered them a choice of a piece of candy or a piece … Continue reading

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Doing Good

  “Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.” -Saint Augustine It is so easy to … Continue reading

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What if my faith is gone?

Faith is one of those things that is present whether you feel it or not. There are those moments when our faith is so strong and alive that it is like a tree at the edge of a river. The roots grow … Continue reading

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Under Construction

  The 200 mile road to my parent’s house is paved with good intentions. Construction has been going on for at least 20 years, and it looks like it will be about 5 more at a minimum. The transportation department … Continue reading

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Unanswered Prayers

What does it mean when a prayer isn’t answered? If I don’t get what I prayed for, is it because I didn’t have enough faith? I didn’t pray for the right thing? I was reminded recently that Jesus prayed for … Continue reading

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May Crazy

May is so crazy, especially with school aged kids. Finals, performances, tryouts, summer plans – everything converges and makes the last month of school absolute chaos. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and overdone. It’s easy to just focus on yourself … Continue reading

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Where is God?

Where is God in the midst of suffering? Why do bad things happen to good people? I was recently reminded of a story when helping a friend with these questions. I had a friend who had terminal cancer from the … Continue reading

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