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Advocate

Have you ever had someone go to bat for you?  That’s exactly what Laurie did for me many years ago. My husband had been ill for a while and his situation took a turn for the worse. After visiting him … Continue reading

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Simple Joy

At night I often journal what I’m thankful for.  It’s so easy to overlook how God has blessed me, so I try to be intentional about it. Tonight I walked a couple laps around the block after dark tonight. I was feeling … Continue reading

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Loving When I Don’t Want To

Jesus said we’re to love others, but every now and then someone in my life isn’t acting loveable – they’re demanding or ungrateful or not living up to my expectations in some way. I pray for patience and understanding, but sometimes I … Continue reading

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Red Faced Preoccupation

Do you turn beet red when you’re embarrassed?  I am so much better now, but for most of my life everyone knew how uncomfortable I was by the color of my face.  My most mortifying moment came in a junior … Continue reading

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Perspective Changes Everything

Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday culminate a celebration of Jesus’ final week on earth. I wrote about them at Easter, but have reason to write some more. This morning I was visiting with a woman I met at … Continue reading

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First Impressions

Have you noticed that our human nature always provides us with some sort of (usually shallow) first impression? We tend to size others up and judge them based on previous experiences. Thankfully, I’ve lost confidence in the accuracy of my … Continue reading

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Community Wisdom

A call I received yesterday left me celebrating relationships and sharing life in community with others. Some months ago I was pretty upset over a squabble between some family members. Like everyone, I want people I love to love each other, … Continue reading

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