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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 […]

Trust the Shepard
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Trust the Shepard

How is it that I haven’t posted a blog since my birthday five months ago!? I am telling you, this year is flying by. My lack of silence is not meaning that there is nothing going on…..On the contrary, there is a lot going on in my heart and I am just waiting for the […]

Feel Your Pain. Dance in the Rain.
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Feel Your Pain. Dance in the Rain.

Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. –Bob Dylan I choose life. I choose the adventure that life is. That means I cannot control my outcome. Life has some turns and slides. Sometimes those are wild with big ups and big downs. Sometimes they are not. Life can also be slow and steady […]

May you be completely filled with joy and peace. What a brave blessing.
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May you be completely filled with joy and peace. What a brave blessing.

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Romans 15:13. Someday I’ll do a whole blog series—or sermon series—on the salutations Paul closed his letters with. They always catch me because they feel so personal. Maybe because at times the Bible does […]

The Joy of Easter Scars
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The Joy of Easter Scars

As I’ve said in this series, I’m a Matthew version of Holy Week person. In my church we are doing a deep deep dive on Holy Week from Mark’s version. But in my daily Bible reading I ended up in Luke for Holy Week. And this part of Luke gave me a giggle: But very […]

You Sparkled Before Valentine’s Day
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You Sparkled Before Valentine’s Day

February is beginning but I’m afraid all things Valentine’s has begun long before February 1. Wonderful single people, I’m sorry that the world is putting you through this. It’s a stupid holiday. Much has been written on how a liturgical celebration to honor martyrs named Valentine became this stupid holiday. Google for that research. We […]

I Void Warranties
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I Void Warranties

We gave this button to our stepgrandson for Christmas because he is one of those who voids warranties on his electronics. There is not an electronic that intimidates him. We included this note with it: The button is more than funny. We do believe you do know how to void warranties and we support that. […]

The Magic of Christmas…..
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The Magic of Christmas…..

Last year, I was in such a fog of grief, that I hardly remember Christmas.  Losing someone right before a holiday is really hard.  In a lot of ways, it almost feels like this is our first Christmas without dad, even though it’s the second. My childhood Christmases were wonderful and full of tradition.  My […]