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What is it about a new year that spurs excitement, hope, challenges, dreams and aspirations. Practically speaking January 1st is “just another day” on the calendar. Seems everywhere I turn I am bombarded with all sorts inspiration to get fit, eat healthy, thin out, organize what is left. Maybe it is just me. Maybe it […]

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A Perfect kind of tired

Recently I found myself in a classroom at the University business school discussing the concepts of strategic thinking. Part of the opening exercises was to describe what home means to you.   Some folks described a physical dwelling filled with family memories. Yet when it was my time to share, I did not hesitate to […]

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Leaping for joy

After Gabriel left his meeting with Mary, the Bible records Mary rose and went in a hurry to the city of Judah to see Elizabeth. Instinctively Mary knew to go to a trusted soul who would encourage her. So often we seek comfort in listening ears when what is truly needed is one who not […]

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Gabriel to Galilee

As I continued to read in Luke 1, I smiled at the familiarity when the word spoke of Nazareth and Mary. I am a big fan of the Mary’s in the Bible. These women who pondered, paused and purposed. This Mary, the mother of Christ, first introduced me to the concept of pondering. Once again […]

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To make ready

So much about Christmas is to make ready. Make ready for the gatherings, the gifts, the meals and memories Yet the Word calls us to make ready with another focus. When the angel spoke to Zacharias about his son, Gabriel promised the son would turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their […]

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