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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Black Friday Reflections

Today is known as Black Friday. Yesterday, we basked in thankfulness and family. We may have enjoyed a beautiful meal with friends. But, today, we will risk life and limb to be the first in line for the door buster deal. Black Friday is the official beginning of the holiday shopping season for many retailers. … Continue reading »

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to take a moment to wish all of my readers a Happy Thanksgiving! We have much to be thankful for in the U.S. Even in our darkest times, we are much better off than the vast majority of the world. A Google search showed that some version of the word thanks or … Continue reading »

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Being a Blessing Draws Blessings

I have this awesome part-time job at a dress shop downtown. I happened to walk in there at the end of the summer looking for a homecoming dress for my daughter and I instantly loved it. The owner, Frances, is what I would describe as bubbly times ten. She met us at the door and … Continue reading »

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The Spirituality of Slowing Down

Sunday ¬†was a yucky day here by all accounts. It rained all day long. It was cold and dreary and there were even some tornadoes in the area. Monday started off dreary as well. But, then suddenly, the clouds parted and the sun came out and it was beautiful. I felt drawn to go and … Continue reading »

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A Matter of the Heart

Yesterday, my pastor preached a sermon on Matthew 25:31-46. It was about Judgement Day. Most of us don’t like to think about that day too much. It makes us nervous like a visit to the principal’s office, whether we did anything wrong or not. It’s kind of like when I’m driving down the road and … Continue reading »

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A New Perspective

My hubby went with our pastor and another gentleman, this week to meet with a man to discuss a summer mission trip. The small church we are attending, hasn’t had a huge interest in mission projects and with a staff of one and no one to head them up, they haven’t been a priority. When … Continue reading »

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The Cheers Phenomenon

One of my favorite old sitcoms is the show, “Cheers.” It took place almost entirely, inside a bar in Boston. It ran for eleven seasons and took us from the early eighties into the nineties. The owner, was a character named Sam Malone, who was a retired baseball player and coincidentally, a recovering alcoholic. The … Continue reading »

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A Call to God’s Choir

I recently began singing in the church choir. It’s a very small church with a very small choir. The first night I attended, I had two different people ask me if I was an alto or a soprano. I told them I had no idea. I told them I didn’t even know if they could … Continue reading »

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Risky Business

On Sunday, our pastor told the parable of the talents as found in Matthew 25:14-30. I’ve heard the story before and you probably have too. It’s about a master who gave one guy five talents, one guy two talents and one guy one. He then left on a long journey. I always got a little … Continue reading »

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Being Thankful is a Form of Worship

I had a million things to do that day. I had toilets to scrub and floors to vacuum. Still, I could feel God beckoning me outdoors. There was a cold front moving in and the temperatures were expected to drop drastically over the following days. I had been planning to take some fall leaf photos, … Continue reading »

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