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Charity

We start today with the Fruit of the Spirit that anchors all the others. When we live with charity, or complete life-giving love, we live with God’s love spilling from our hearts. It is beyond physical attraction or love based … Continue reading

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Turning Back

  Each Sunday of Easter, we will hear an excerpt or something related to the readings during the week. It is interesting to note what is pulled out and emphasized. This Sunday, we heard a portion of Peter’s speech at … Continue reading

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Bless This Mess

I love how we don’t want to bother God with our messes. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m pretty sure it’s you, too. There’s all this mess, and we’ve got it. Or we don’t, but we sure don’t want to … Continue reading

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Calling

God called Adam, “Where are you?” God called Isaiah, “Whom shall I send?” God called Eli by name, “Eli, Eli.” None of these callings was to discover the location of the person being called. God knew exactly where Adam was, … Continue reading

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Generosity

The smallest sacrifice can provide the greatest blessing. I was reminded of this as I read the most wonderful book, I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda. It’s a beautiful story of two pen pals whose … Continue reading

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Silent Night

I love Midnight Mass. Nothing more can be prepared or bought. Christmas Eve gatherings are done. Christmas morning is almost here. And the waiting is over. Our Savior is born. The thing I love about Midnight Mass is that it … Continue reading

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A little bit closer

My husband and I started dating in high school and continued through college. Unfortunately, we were at different colleges that were 700 miles apart. Not nearly close enough for even a weekend visit more than once a semester. All this … 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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What does your God look like?

What kind of God do you have? Convenience store God? One that provides a little rest as you travel on your own journey? You might stop to go to the bathroom, grab some gas, and even a snack to give … Continue reading

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