Changing isn’t easy, is it? Change is hard.  That is what I have learned even more over the past 6+ months of life.  It’s not easy to change, especially when change has been thrust    upon you.  It has taken months trying to get used to the new ‘normal’ we all are    living these days; shutdowns,…

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It is back to school time! I don’t know what that will look like for you and your family when you’re reading this article. This year is certainly providing lessons in adapting and being flexible, and few decisions being made are easy or straight forward. Whatever “back to school” looks like for us this year,…

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‘Rejoice always!’ I Thessalonians 5:16  ‘I am learning to find joy right here in the mess of things.’  This was the quote that greeted me in early July when I opened up my devotion for the day.  At the time, this quote certainly spoke to me.  Summer is supposed to be a time of respite…

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“For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13-14   Happy 4th of July! I hope…

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Summer! Now what do we do?   It is the ‘unofficial’ start to summer as I sit down to write this article.  The sun is shining, and the air is hot.  Kids are playing basketball in their driveways and riding bikes up and down the street.  A few little ones are playing with each other in…

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“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1   Happy Spring! We hope this finds you and yours well. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been enjoying the spring weather. Some years it seems we go right from cold, blustery snow and rain to hot, humid…

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Christ is Risen!  Alleluia!!!  It certainly has been a time in the wilderness of Lent this year, hasn’t it?  These 40 days have been like no other in our lifetimes.  As I write this article, we are in the middle of our shutdown of non-essential businesses and strong encouragement to practice social distancing.  The hope…

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March 2020 Monthly Spirit Hunger… That’s the theme for our Lenten Midweek services this year. Hopefully most of us don’t have experience with what it means to be truly  physically hungry, though I imagine we’ve all experienced hunger in some way. In a world where it seems like our cups can be drained quicker than…

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One of the great conveniences that I so enjoy is that of having a Bluetooth connection for my iPhone in my car. It’s not so much for the music streaming capability or GPS (even though I use that a lot being directional challenged) but rather for the opportunity to make some necessary phone calls between…

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“Take care that you do not forget the Lord your God…when you have eaten your fill and have built fine houses and live in them, and when your herds and flocks have multiplied…then do not exalt yourself, forgetting the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house…

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