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NEW EVERY MORNING

On the shelf of the pass-through between my kitchen and living room is a sympathy card preserved in a navy blue frame.  It is a beautifully calligraphed version of Lamentations 3: 23.  The words are surrounded by pink and purple … Continue reading

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Training for Gratitude – Part 2

My favorite spiritual discipline is gratitude. I recently searched my blog and found nine posts on gratitude!  I decided that one or two more wouldn’t hurt. If invoked consistently, gratitude cancels out some of the ugliest non-loving behaviors I routinely … Continue reading

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Training for Gratitude – Part 1

My favorite spiritual discipline is gratitude. I recently searched my blog and found nine posts on gratitude!  I decided that one or two more wouldn’t hurt. If invoked consistently, gratitude cancels out some of the ugliest non-loving behaviors I routinely … Continue reading

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Parables: Part 4 -The Parable of the Shoveling Neighbor

A parable is literally something “cast alongside” a truth in order to illustrate that truth. The website Got Questions labels the 35+ parables that Jesus told as “inspired comparisons” and then adds that a common description of a parable is: … Continue reading

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Chasing Gratitude

“Darkness deserves gratitude.  It is the alleuia point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the sunlight” (Joan Chittister). Thanksgiving Day will be lonely and uneventful for many Americans this year.  The loss of … Continue reading

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Transformed Lives Transforming the World in 2019 – Treasures Old and New

“Holy habits deepen into fixed patterns of life. We experience a growing preponderance of right actions flowing from a right heart” (Richard Foster in Streams of Living Water).  This powerful quote from a major figure in the revival of the … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“How do we remain alert for the signs of God’s entrance into our lives and the life of our time?  What can keep us awake in the drowsy atmosphere of habit that cozily blankets our days? According to Paul, the … Continue reading

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From My Reading – Grace and Gratitude

Grace is God giving us everything we need (and even what we don’t know we need) without expectations. This grace is the foundation of God’s relationship with each of us. Grace is a gift. We cannot earn it. Therefore we can … Continue reading

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