When Darkness Falls

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Every fourth of July, when I was little, my family would pack up a bag with snacks, grabbed our yellow comforter we used for picnics, and headed to join my grandparents along the riverbank to watch the fireworks.  I adored unpacking our bag, setting up camp to wait for the darkness to fall so that the fireworks, and lightening bugs, could light up the sky. LittleRead Now

Two Kinds of Christmas

When I was growing up, each December my family would pile in the minivan and head off to the shopping mall.  My brother and I would sit in the backseat reciting our Christmas wish lists, in hopes that we’d get to cross items off of them early. Upon our arrival, my parents, only by the grace of God, managed to maneuver us quickly through stores andRead Now

How to Give Thanks in Troubled Times

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  Philippians 4:6 I’m a perfectionist.  I like to say that I’m recovering but there’s days that I relapse.  I’m also a worrier.  I think it’s hard-wired into me to believe that if things don’t go just so that the world will come to aRead Now

At the Well

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Water.  It’s colorless, tasteless, odorless and yet, it cleanses our bodies and brings life to all living creatures.  It’s a necessity to our very existence and though it has no flavor, it tastes so good after a hard work out or an afternoon spent in the sun.  It can make you feel like a whole new being after showering in it and it relaxes tiredRead Now