Monthly Archives: December 2019

In the Wake of Bitter News

Even in the aching numbness of loss, let us remember–and cherish–the amazing power of love. Continue reading

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The Best Poor Christmas

It isn’t being poor or rich that determines the quality of our giving; it is our determination to honor those we love and celebrate the One we worship. Continue reading

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Christmas at the Community Church

With an angel standing on a stool and shouting directions to Joseph and Mary, it was a little different take on the Christmas story–and a thoroughly enjoyable one! Continue reading

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First Snow

Ever notice how some drivers act like the first snow of the season is the first snow of their lives?! Continue reading

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The Law of Seed and Harvest

If we keep finding stuff we don’t like growing in our lives, we might need to take a careful look at what particular seeds we’ve been planting and fertilizing. Continue reading

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The Beauty and Power of Humility

Imagine Jesus kneeling down to wash your feet. Imagine someone else gathering up your “dirty dishes” and cleaning them off for you. See any similarity? Continue reading

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Of Dew and Rust and Renewal

Never forget that though our faith may be hard-tested and hope sometimes seems to grow dim, it is in the trial that both are not only proved, but also improved! Continue reading

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A Word to One’s Self

Be strong, be smart, be tough, be humble… even when (especially when!) doing so seems more paradox than orthodox! Continue reading

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Hold to Such Memories

The longer I live, the more I treasure the memories of family gatherings and see such memories as sacred fragments. Continue reading

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