Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise

Show me your ways, Lord,    teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me,    for you are God my Savior,    and my hope is in you all day long.Psalm 25 - me and dad, Sunday afternoon One of the things we do when we visit my dad is sing hymns. Both my parents love them, and it is amazing …

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Hope and promise and belief hold more truth than fear….

I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.Ephesians 1:18 - Geoffrey!! It's already a little late in the day for my Monday post, so I'm going to rely on …

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Don’t let cynicism and negativity take the upper hand. Good News is Real!

We are God’s accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things. God planned for these good things to be the way that we live our lives.Ephesians 2:10 - Believe the Good News! I am probably not the only social commentator who has noticed the insistent, persistent spirit of negativity, cynicism, and pessimism that seems …

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“Sexual Ornaments” – Most decorations have a backstory, think about writing yours down

When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:1-12 I have always thought that a Christmas Tree - or at least a real …

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On the 12th day of “Christmas is not over”

“Now, master, let your servant go in peace according to your word,    because my eyes have seen your salvation.You prepared this salvation in the presence of all peoples.It’s a light for revelation to the Gentiles    and a glory for your people Israel.” - Luke 2:29-32 - "Sigh... just waiting to go in some box" I hope your …

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On Curling Up With a Good Book

The unfolding of your words gives light;     it imparts understanding to minds of ordinary people. With open mouth I pant,     because I long for your commandments. - Psalm 119 Typically, first thing in the morning, I have a sense of where my writing should be going. My work usually emerges from a combination of where …

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The”bad-attitude” Elf, and the Faith of Children…

Maybe it really is true that the younger children are, the closer they are to remembering - that they have a history with God (that we all have a history), a story we easily forget in this terrestrial plane, and that so much of faith is really about remembering...

celebrating 65 years of faith and commitment!

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together …

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