Observing Lent

I haven’t given anything up for Lent in years. I searched “the most common things given up for Lent”, and the lists are probably all things you could guess: alcohol, soda, sweets, chips, coffee… Behaviors like swearing, smoking, gossiping and using social media also make some lists. I decided to revisit what observing Lent means.  […]

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Qualities of Mary

The person of Mary has forever lived in my mind as the most virtuous women who ever lived. She was handpicked by God to be the mother of His Son, so I guess I always assumed she was as close to perfection on this earth as was possible.  These qualities of Mary caused God to

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Shepherds and Angels

Did you see the super moon last week? A thick cloud cover kept us from seeing it in its full glory. The night before however, we saw it rising in the night sky and were utterly amazed at its brightness and how huge it looked! Since I’ve been reading the Christmas story in the gospels,

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Spiritual Vision

I recently had cataract surgery. I’m a bit young for the condition but had the bad luck of having cataracts that were right in the center of my visual field. While I waited the 5 years for them to get big enough to have them removed, I didn’t notice how my vision had deteriorated. It

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Following Jesus

    It’s not a secret in my family that I am “directionally challenged”. In the years before GPS was commonplace, I completely relied on my 3-inch thick map book to get around. I could drive somewhere and get completely turned around on the way home. Heaven help me and my sister when we are

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Give it to God

Fall is slowly slipping away to winter, and I’m not a happy camper. All things considered, we’ve had a great fall. Nice and warm, just how I like it. It’s hard for me to let go of summer.  Geese start honking overhead, and it sounds like they are warning me- winter is coming!  Letting go

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