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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 […]

Light of the World
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Light of the World

I remember standing at the foot of my dad’s bed in the ER that Monday morning December 5th.  My sister, Valerie, was next to me and my mom had stepped out the room for a moment.  Dad looked at us both with those steel blue eyes and his two pointer fingers flew up and he […]

I Saw Ferris Bueller in the Movie Theatre
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I Saw Ferris Bueller in the Movie Theatre

Like back in 1986 days. Like when it was first released in June of 1986. And I laughed and laughed and laughed. I have such great memories of that afternoon matinee. Yes, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a very funny movie, now deemed a classic. My memories are correct to remember how funny it was […]

Joy and Hope are Vulnerable and Work Together to Change Your Brain
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Joy and Hope are Vulnerable and Work Together to Change Your Brain

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 Since I’ve stumbled onto the truth of what hope is (I have chosen to set goals, my tenacity […]