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

What Do You Seek?

Today is Epiphany. It’s the day when the church officially recognizes the visit of the Three Wise Men or the Magi. Have you ever wondered just who these guys were and why they brought gold, frankincense and myrrh? The Magi were from somewhere in the far east like Persia or Arabia, no one knows for … Continue reading »

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Well, the New Year is officially here. Aren’t you glad we mostly use debit cards now instead of checks, so you don’t have to remember to write 2014 instead of 2013? If you are anything like me, you may be a little tired today. I rarely stay up til midnight anymore. I have come to … Continue reading »

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New Year’s Eve Should Always be a Celebration.

I can’t believe it’s New Year’s Eve again. It seems like just yesterday that I was ringing in 2013 and now it’s almost over. Another year has passed. Where does the time go? New Year’s Eve tends to be one of those competition celebrations. There’s so much pressure to do something fun and exciting. It’s … Continue reading »

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Happy Thanksgiving

Well, Thanksgiving Day has finally arrived. The dressing and pies have been made and the turkey has been cooked. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for taking a few minutes out of your day each day, to read my posts. I have had so much encouragement from my readers. So, thanks … Continue reading »

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Happy All Saint’s Day

      Mission Nombre de Dios Today is All Saint’s Day. I was raised Protestant and never gave All Saint’s Day a passing thought. I believed it was a Catholic holiday and I wasn’t Catholic, case closed. As I grew older, I began to think of All Saint’s Day as a day to be … Continue reading »

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In Remembrance

September 11th is still a tough day for me. It’s hard to believe that it’s been twelve years since our country was attacked. It seems just like yesterday. I suppose, for those of us who are old enough to remember it, it will be just like when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded or for my … Continue reading »

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