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Oh No Here We Go Again

I can hear you asking, what on earth is going on with this blog? It looks different from the last time I visited. Why the changes? Funny you should ask. but I’m glad you did. Let me tell you what happened. But first let’s talk about the last change. If you are a regular reader, […]

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Why It Is Important To Remember First

Why is it at this point of the year we see so many stories and lists reminding us to remember events that took place in the previous year? They are everywhere, television, newspapers, magazines, and social media. They remind us of prominent people who died, or a top ten list of just about any subject […]

The Wait Is Over – Rejoice And Unwrap Your Gift

Do you remember how you felt on Christmas morning when you were a child? All that anticipation leading up to Christmas; counting down the days, dreaming of what gifts you wanted to receive and then at last… Christmas morning, the excitement is so palpable you can’t sleep. You try getting your parents up at the […]

What God Can Do With A Heartfelt Yes

Advent is a season filled with expectation. Expectations of family visits, gifts selected with great care, that special meal, Christmas Eve services and more. But What about the unexpected? In the blink of an eye, your life can change dramatically. It sure happened that way on that first Christmas. Oh, the world including Mary was […]

Do You Know What God Wants For Christmas?

What is your most favorite Christmas gift you ever received? What is the one thing you want for Christmas this year? Did you ever stop to wonder if God wants anything for Christmas? Generally, we have two Christmas lists. The first one is the list of things we want for Christmas. The second is what […]

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Wishing You An Upside Down Kind of Advent

Welcome to the season of Advent. Traditionally,  the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. A time of waiting and anticipation. The word Advent comes from the Latin. It means coming. We look back to the first Advent when a miracle happened on a chaotic night in Bethlehem. The promised Messiah who God’s people had waited […]

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Is Your Gratitude Ordinary or Is It Exceptional

Can you believe today is Thanksgiving day?  Are you Ready? How will you celebrate? What traditions do you practice? Thanksgiving day is a time set aside for gratitude. But what is gratitude? Defining Gratitude How do you define gratitude? Is it a warm fuzzy feeling as you count your blessings or is it something more? […]

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What Is The First Thing You Notice

Recently a friend posted a question on Facebook that launched me into a lot of thought about how I would answer. She asked, “What is the first thing you notice about someone when you meet them for the first time?” I Didn’t Know How To Answer I have to admit that I could not answer […]

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Who Are You Running From

We are all running from something or someone. The question is are we running in the right direction. The other day I looked out my window at the right time to witness a precious scene unfolding. My neighbor across the street was on the way to her car with her toddler. Just as they reached the […]