Honoring Gratitude

It’s been a long year. I’ve lost two of my favorite people, battled annoying physical issues and been blindsided by multiple challenges. These circumstances often left me ungrateful even though God wove in wonderful and unforgettable moments amid the woeful and wearisome. The year has simply left me tired and unsure of what’s next. But …

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Finding Presence

But the Lord watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love. We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord,  for our hope is in you …

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The Joy of Christmas

On this first day of winter and as we approach Christmas this weekend, may the joy of Christmas fill your days. I pray the gift of God’s son, our Joy fulfilled, be an ever present comfort and peace to you and yours. Merry Christmas! Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the …

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Diligent Decisions

The calendar flips to November and holiday pressures rise as leaves and temperatures fall. Lists, shopping, and party planning shift into full gear. These tasks added to already full schedules often elevate stress and worries to unhealthy levels. This year, instead of releasing our pressure valves by barking at our families (which I NEVER do), …

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