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The Power of Slowing Down

Photo by Rosanne Jordan Thought for the Week I hate the fact that adverse experiences teach me more than easy-peasy-everything-pleasey ones do, but like it or not, it’s true. Yet I often fail to learn the lessons they offer, and … Continue reading

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The Unbending Beauty of Winter

Winter is the most honest of seasons. It can be beautiful and brutal in equal measures. If you accept it for what it is, it becomes your friend, your lover even. But if you insist that it playact, be anything … Continue reading

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No Truer Words

Thank you, Dr. King, for speaking truth into our lives, both then and now. For those of different racial and ethnic backgrounds striving to live together, there are no truer words. All hands on deck! ∴

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Thinky Stuff

I love smart-funny stuff, and so-dumb-it’s-clever stuff, and “oo, I didn’t see that coming” stuff, and… Come to think of it, I like most thinky stuff. So, here’s a gift for your brain (and heart). Have a thinky weekend! Click … Continue reading

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Let’s Grow Wise and Surprise Everyone

Thought for the Week “The older we get, the faster we were” (printed on t-shirts at a college runners’ reunion). We can’t buy wisdom, we can’t inherit it, and we certainly can’t download it. Yes, it’s based on experience, yet … Continue reading

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Dear God

“That speaking the truth in love, we may grow up into Him in all things, who is the head, that is Christ.” ~Ephesians 4:15

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The Logic of Dreams

Thought for the Week There’s a sort of “dream logic” by which most people live their lives, an unchallenged belief in what will be, even while living solely for what is, or rather for what seems to be. For what … Continue reading

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“Jesus Wasn’t a Christian”

I hear that statement a lot these days. First, let’s clear something up: the term “Christian” originally denoted* “Christ-like.” And so, in the truest sense, Jesus not only was a Christian, but was the first and only perfect Christian who … Continue reading

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Shine Bright

“Let your light so shine before others, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” ~Matthew 5:16 My Featured Blogger this week is Gina Cash of On Scripture. Gina, who shares this site with her … Continue reading

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Commitment Takes Courage

Photo by Andre Gaulin “Have you ever committed yourself to something without realizing it would permanently alter the course of your life?” ~The Wishing Map Thought for the Week Planning is making a list of ‘Things to do at the … Continue reading

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