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Giving thanks for what you don’t have

Do you ever deal with disappointment by saying, “Oh well, I can’t have everything?”  Do you forget to add a heartfelt, “Thank God?” When we moan about the things we hope for which don’t come our way, we sometimes forget … Continue reading

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A Season of discontent, or a lifestyle?

During my prayer walk one morning, after a particularly whiny session of pleading with the Lord, I was inspired to ask forgiveness for my discontentment. I was reminded of the Apostle Paul’s words in Philippians 4, that he had found “the … Continue reading

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New Year’s Clear-out

When my mother’s failing health made it impossible for her to continue to live independently, we moved in together. My mother’s care gradually fell more and more onto my shoulders and, as her health declined, she became increasingly frustrated and … Continue reading

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The Season of our discontent

One day, after a particularly whiny session of pleading with the Lord, I was inspired to ask forgiveness for my discontent. I was reminded of Paul’s words in Philippians 4,  that he had found “the secret of being content in … Continue reading

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All a matter of perspective

I met a good friend for coffee earlier this week to catch up on each other’s busy lives. When she asked about my recent move I told her my relocation has given me a whole new outlook. As I spoke it … Continue reading

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Now thank we all our God

I usually prefer morning showers, but once in a while I feel like indulging in a luxurious soak in a hot, fragrant bath filled with bath salts and bubbles. After the stress and hard labor of my household move, last night I decided … Continue reading

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Even Answered Prayers can lead to hard work

Praise the Lord! All of our possessions are safely at our new home…at least nothing is left at the old place, but I haven’t actually unpacked everything yet. In fact, I’ve been in such a whir of toting, hauling, cleaning, … Continue reading

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Lay Your Burden Down

I am moving into a new home in a few days and have been sorting and thinning out possessions for a couple of weeks, resulting in a huge pile of donations. In our area the United Cerebral Palsy Association sends a … Continue reading

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Shame, shame!

I would like to offer a few words in support of shame. In fact, as it is Thanksgiving season, I give thanks for God’s gift of shame. Shame has fallen out of fashion of late. I’m thinking of Monica Lewinsky’s … Continue reading

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We’re all snowflakes

Anyone who keeps up with current events must be aware of a disturbing new trend for people to identify as something or someone other than who they were since birth. They seem to think they know, deep down inside, what … Continue reading

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