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Holidays are a perfect time to look for God in the world around us and to give thanks.

Honoring Veteran’s Day

This post first appeared here several years ago, but I found the words still pertinent today and I thought I would repost. Tomorrow we celebrate Veteran’s Day in the United States. It was first commemorated on November 11, 1919 because an armistice or a cease-fire in World War I occurred in the eleventh hour, on … Continue reading »

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Celebrating Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day. For most of us, it’s the kick off of summer. The banks are closed and the mail won’t run. Lots of folks have headed out of town to the beach or the lake. Many people will be grilling hamburgers in their backyards. Americans will take this day to enjoy what it … Continue reading »

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Living Easter Everyday

As I sit writing this, on the Monday after Easter, I find myself drawn back to Saturday. I think that often, as Christians who live on the Easter Sunday side of the cross, we often forget about the weight of that Saturday. I keep thinking about all of the emotions that must have been flying … Continue reading »

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Yearning for Christmas

A friend of mine commented the other night, about how she doesn’t spend that much time on Facebook. But, she said what she had noticed lately, was that every time she logged on, someone was sharing pictures of how they had already decorated for Christmas. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet. I’ll have to admit that … Continue reading »

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The Complete Picture of Grace

Today is Good Friday. It’s the cornerstone of Christianity. Easter gets all of the press. It’s beautiful and glorious. All Christian churches acknowledge and celebrate Easter. Not nearly as many acknowledge and have a service for Good Friday. It’s a somber day and a somber service. Talking about and picturing the crucifixion of Jesus is … Continue reading »

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Heart Lessons

You would have to live under a rock to not know that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. I mean, everywhere I shop I am assaulted by red and pink hearts, hanging everywhere. The pizza places are even selling pizza in the shape of a heart as their Valentine’s Day specials. All of these hearts and heart-shaped … 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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A Season of Gratitude

Halloween is over, but it hasn’t been a full forty-eight hours since I had trick-or-treaters. I have barely taken the jack o’lanterns off of my front┬áporch. I haven’t even fully looted all of the Snickers and Almond Joy bars out of my son’s candy stash, but a quick visit to the mall tells me it’s … Continue reading »

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Happy Independence Day

Today is July 4th, American Independence Day. Americans have been a patriotic people from the very beginning. In May of 1776, three secret delegates from the Second Continental Congress, paid a widow named Betsy Ross a visit. The men were George Washington, Robert Morris and George Ross. They were interested in creating an official flag … Continue reading »

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Mother Love

This weekend is Mother’s Day. As I think of this day set aside to honor all the world’s mamas, I think about the unique gift of mother love. Mothers and fathers love their children in entirely different ways. Both are equally important, but they are different. I kind of think of the Old and New … Continue reading »

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