Put a little love in your heart

I’ve seen two different extremes posted in social media about Valentine’s Day.  One friend posted that it’s Valentine’s Month—her favorite month.  Another posted a picture of a beverage called “Hater-Ade” for all the anti-valentine folks.  I once heard a guy cynically refer to Valentine’s Day as “National Florist’s Day.” Love it or hate it—Valentine’s Day…

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Jesus Remains

A friend sent this poem/prayer this week (Author Unknown, slightly edited): “Long after the angels disappear into the heavens, the shepherds return to their flocks, the magi journey home, and the great star sets, JESUS remains. The Child in whom we rediscover God’s great love for us becomes the Adult REDEEMER. May we allow the…

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Little Things and Christmas Cheer

I pulled into the parking lot of the third store that morning.  Who knew how hard it would be to find some little ornaments to go with the Christmas presents I had gotten for my staff?!  I just wanted a “sweet little something” for each of them.  And I had struck out twice already… I…

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Do you see what I see?

I recently had eye surgery—nothing as “hip” as LASIK or as routine as cataract removal.  I was born with a genetic disease of the cornea.  There are cells in the cornea that pump fluid away, keeping it clear.  When these cells don’t work correctly, fluid builds up and vision becomes cloudy or hazy.  It’s like…

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Are you mad?

”Well, who is this angry man I see In the mirror looking back at me?” (Steven Curtis Chapman, “Savior”) I don’t like the answer to that question–it’s my face in the mirror!  Why am I so MAD? Loss of control.  Fear.  Disappointment.  Weariness.  Or maybe something so silly as the fact that someone ate all…

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When the Road of Life is Too Steep

“The journey is too great for you.”  1 Kings 19:7 Elijah had triumphed over the prophets of Baal.  The Lord turned the hearts of the people back to Him—they fell to their knees and said, “The Lord, He is God!”  Then they killed the false prophets.  Elijah prayed, and the 3-year drought ended with a…

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