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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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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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Lost and Found

I was praying today and reflecting on the time when Mary and Joseph lost Jesus. I had to wonder – How much trouble would you be in if you lost the Son of God? Jesus was twelve, and the parents … 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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Be Not Afraid – My Bible Study is Here!

  I am so excited to introduce my first Bible study. When I read that the Bible says “Be Not Afraid” 365 times, I was curious. First, to see if it was true-it’s not, but Scripture does say the phrase … Continue reading

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Missing the Boat

I’m going to stick to the theme from yesterday for a little bit more. We can get so into our heads that we totally miss what we are looking for. When I read John 5:39-40, I realized that this is really … Continue reading

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Mission Statement

I’m sure you’ve heard of a mission statement. Companies have them, non-profits have them, even some families have them. I have to come up with a mission statement for a paper, and I remember being part of the process of … Continue reading

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Nothing to say

The hardest time for me to stay connected to God is not when times are hard, but when nothing is really going on.  I don’t need help, I am not seeing wonders and feeling grateful, I’m just living life and … Continue reading

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Study for love

I am taking a class that analyzes aspects of faith in a very detailed manner.  It’s very interesting, and actually helps me understand my faith in a deeper way.  However, in another class, I was told that you can become … Continue reading

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