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Variety

“Variety is the spice of life.” That’s true for me because I like spice and I like variety. I have a spice cabinet to prove it. Not that there are hot spicy types there, but lots of other things. Cinnamon,…

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Friends

Friends come in all sizes, shapes, and personalities. I have many of them, for which I am thankful. Here’s one dictionary definition: “A friend is your buddy, your pal, your amigo, your comrade. Someone you trust and like enough to…

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New Year

Here we go again. Another new year. New resolutions. New goals. New adventures. New opportunities. New hopes. We seem to reassess things by the year. What did we accomplish in the last twelve months? What can we change in the…

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Christmas Music

Don’t you enjoy the music of Christmas? Well, I don’t want to start listening in October. But it’s special to hear it throughout the month of December. It wouldn’t hurt us to share it the year ‘round. But then it…

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Christmas Curiosity

When the Christmas presents start to pile up beneath the tree, some people are very curious, trying to guess what’s in the pretty boxes. They lift a package and shake it, trying to figure out what it might be. My…

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Advent Reflections

This morning was our first advent service of the season at our church. We looked at Matthew’s account of the birth of Christ. You would think that all we talked about was joy. But we looked at the heart-breaking verses…

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Balance

Recently I took a tumble. I lost my balance in the night on my way to the bathroom. Surprise! Not a fun one, either. At least there are no broken bones. Just bruises. In reaction to this fall, I’m working…

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Reminders

When I wake each morning, I am surrounded by reminders of loved ones who are now in heaven. My grandma’s painting is above the bed.  My other grandma’s antique chairs are beside me. That’s where I sit and read my…

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Perspective

Sometimes we lose our perspective. We make “mountains out of mole hills,” as the expression goes. Although I believe that everything in life has significance, we need to weigh things in the light of eternity. Now that’s a difficult thing…

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Object Lessons

When a teacher uses objects to illustrate a lesson, it helps us remember the object of the lesson. It ingrains the real meaning in our minds and hearts in a special way. Jesus, the Master Teacher, used lots of object…

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