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Can Depression Be A Friend?

I have a friend. I haven’t seen her for a while now. She tends to come and go as she pleases. Every so often, she will drop in, stay a while and leave when she thinks she’s kept me company for long enough. Whenever she’s around, my days need to be re-organized. Hers is a quiet sort of demanding. Most people don’t understand her. If I’m... >Full Story

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Noblesse Oblige

The other day, I watched one of favorite old movies, the original 1944 version of The Canterville Ghost. It takes place in England during World War II and stars Charles Laughton, Robert Young, and a very young Margaret O’Brien.  Margaret was so endearing and spoke so beautifully as a child. In the film, the phrase “noblesse oblige” arises...... >Read More

The Winter of My...

What does winter say to your heart? “I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.”  ~Andrew Wyeth Winter is when... *bare branches stand out as scary stickmen. * blustery winds whip the last of...... >Read More

Taking Your Thought Temperature

What do you think about? What thoughts roll around in your head? Imagine if someone invented a thought thermometer. You could put it in your ear, press a button, and your thoughts would register somewhere between the boiling point and absolute zero. Would your thoughts ever have a healthy temperature of 98.6? We know negative thinking can make...... >Read More

Keeping December 1st Sacred

In our family December 1st is one of the most sacred days of the year. Come rain, snow, sleet or hail nothing can stop this day so sacred (Ya, I know, it doesn’t rhyme but you try rhyming with ‘sacred’). On this day of days I enter the crawl space and haul plastic tote after plastic tote up the... >Read More

Mar 11: People Need Prayer, So Share Prayer!

What is one of the most effective ways to connect with other people? Paul E Miller, in his book A Praying Life, suggests that loving someone else requires prayer: “How would you love someone without prayer? People are far too complicated; the world is far too evil; and my own heart is too off center to be able to... >Read More

Ministry is for Everyone

We all want to be involved in our churches but with work and kids, school and schedules it can be hard to fit it in. Often the same few people end up doing the bulk of the ministry.  But what if there was a way you could serve from your own home or office, at your own pace, and... >Read More

5 Ways to Care for Others

"Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God." 1 John 3:18-19, NLT Most churches want to help & care for others, but don't know how to start. Jason... >Read More

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