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More Blessed to Give

Dear self: Remember this. And then remember it some more. “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” ~Acts 20:35

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Blessed to be a Blessing

“It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). But it is also a blessing to learn how to receive. Many of us spend our lives blessing ourselves–striving to make sure all of our own needs (real and … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Christmas

May the spirit of Christmas the yearning to give inhabit your heart for as long as you live “Freely you have received. Freely give.” ~Matthew 10:8

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No Santa Claus?

I was six when my parents told me there was no Santa Claus: My response (according to my mom) was, “Whew! You finally know?  I’ve known for a long time, but I wasn’t sure you did, and I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Complete

Here’s the paradox in Jesus’ teaching: What I want I must give. But I don’t have it to give because I am incomplete. Remember? So what must I do? I must let him invade me, must let him live in … Continue reading

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Person to Person

How often do we get stuck on numbers (I know I do), thinking that unless we can sweep across the land like good deed crop dusters, eradicating all pain and suffering (or ignorance, or violence, or?) there is no point … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Flood

Hurricane Harvey (or Tropical Storm Harvey, now that it’s made landfall) is being called a Storm of the Century. It has destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes in the Gulf of Mexico, has been called the worst disaster in Texas … Continue reading

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