Monthly Archives: December 2018

The Unsettledness of Advent
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The Unsettledness of Advent

This year I’m using God is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas as my daily Advent devotional. It’s taken from the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer who was a German pastor and theologian who lived, wrote, and ministered during the build up to World War II. After the Nazi government took control of the […]

Choose Joy 2018 Version
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Choose Joy 2018 Version

Those of you who have been following my blogs know that “Choose Joy” is a phrase that is so special to me. I remember several years ago asking the Lord to help me understand what “choosing joy in all circumstances looks like. (On a side note, that’s sorta like praying for patience….He’ll put you right […]

Tis the Season We Eat Beautiful Food
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Tis the Season We Eat Beautiful Food

Do you realize that Jesus was always eating? Then there is this profoundly beautiful thought wrapped up in food: “At the Last Supper Jesus tells his disciples to eat in remembrance of him. Of all the things he could’ve chosen to be done ‘in remembrance’ of him, Jesus chose a meal. He could have asked […]

Technical Difficulties
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Technical Difficulties

Generic tech advice STINKS! “You just need to play with it. Try things out. Explore all the buttons and options till you figure the program out.” or “Oh it’s easy, all you have to do is, . . . (insert something I’ve tried a half dozen times already and didn’t work)” Ummm, yeah. . . […]

The Being Single at Christmas Rant
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The Being Single at Christmas Rant

What’s wrong with me? Is there something in me I need to fix? Is there something about my type I need to figure out? Am I attracted to the wrong types? Am I afraid of intimacy? If you just stop looking you’ll find the person? How do I do that? Engage with life and pursue […]

“That’s what I get for praying.”
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“That’s what I get for praying.”

A punch in the mouth. A bloody lip. At least that’s what George Bailey got. Isn’t this why we don’t pray too? Why do it? What good is it going to do? God’s going to do what he (or she) wants anyway. And when we do get our courage up to pray, our mind fills […]

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