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Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Beauty of Waiting

Yesterday, marked the beginning of the church calendar. The “church” doesn’t run on the January to December calendar or the fiscal year calendar, that ends in June. The “church,” ends its year with Christ the King Sunday, which focuses on Jesus’ second coming, and begins it’s year with Advent, which focuses on getting ready to … Continue reading »

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Cat Wisdom

I was running around my house trying to get a million things done, when this big gray cat caught my eye. He was sunning on my front porch. It had rained the day before and he was clearly enjoying himself. I just itched to go and pet him, but I knew better. I had to … Continue reading »

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Divided We Fall

There’s been a media feeding frenzy lately over the United States taking in thousands of Syrian refugees. Both political parties as well as presidential candidates, have jumped into the debate with both feet. Social media is teeming with posts flying both for and against it. None of this surprises me. We’re gearing up for an … Continue reading »

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The Spirituality of Thanksgiving

As I was doing dishes this morning, I looked out my window and saw leaves falling down like rain. There were literally hundreds of them. With Thanksgiving a little over a week away, the leaves made me think about letting go of things that not only don’t matter in the long run, but also letting … Continue reading »

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There is Power in the Name

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, the entire world is on edge. We don’t normally hear about that kind of mass killing in the Western world. However, Israel has to deal with terrorists on a daily basis and they don’t just target the Israelis or Jews. Back in October, a 78-year-old Christian … Continue reading »

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The Days of Elijah

Yesterday, our choir sang a hymn called the “Days of Elijah.” I had never heard it before we rehearsed it a few weeks ago, but I loved it immediately. We had already planned to sing it this past Sunday, before the horrific events took place in Paris where Islamic terrorists killed 129 innocent people and … Continue reading »

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I Get To

I recently read a post on incourageme.com, by Jennifer Schmidt, where she said she substituted the phrase, “I get to,” instead of “I have to,” in her daily activities. She suggested that the readers try the same. I was intrigued by her suggestion and I wondered if simply replacing one word with another, could make … Continue reading »

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When the Rain Stops

It has rained in Georgia a lot this Fall and close to non-stop over the past two weeks. To add insult to injury, it turned cold over the weekend. I’m well aware that it’s November, but when it goes from the seventies to the forties overnight, it’s a shock to the system. Everyday last week, … Continue reading »

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A Tempest in a Coffee Cup

Social media has been abuzz over the past couple of days over Starbucks new holiday cup design. Instead of adorning their overpriced coffee cups with reindeer or snowflakes like they did in the past, the have apparently decided to go with a simple red cup with a green logo. Gasp! It’s scandalous, I know. An … Continue reading »

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“You Be the Neurosurgeon”

I recently read a fascinating article about Dr. Ben Carson. He said he once prayed, “God, you be the neurosurgeon; I’ll be the hands.” His strong faith in God clearly worked during his medical career. He has story after story of following God’s lead and lives being saved because of it. There was one instance … Continue reading »

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