He is risen! Happy Easter!

A few months ago, I took a class where one of the assignments was to think of what qualities we would have if we were fearless and able to accomplish things that, in our own selves, would not be possible. We were told to think of heroes in our lives who already had the qualities we were lacking. I’ve never been a hero worshipper but if it made the assignment easier, I could put my mind to it. My first thought was what would it take to be a hero? …

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The super hero of Easter does not wear floppy ears.

There’s a new show in town. Maybe you’ve hear of it. Batman v Superman. I rarely pay attention to titles of movies and I’m selective of those that I see, but this one bothered me. When did the good guys turn their focus from catching the villain and start pouring all their energy into competing with each other? When did the story stray from hunting down the bad guy to a super hero becoming the bad guy? I’m secretly glad the ratings got barely above 1 star. OK well now …

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Advent Week 3 Theme: Joy – And so begins the story of where JOY comes from…

When I was a little kid you could ask me anytime of the year and I would tell you my favorite scripture in the Bible was Luke 2. You know. Luke 2 where the traditional Christmas story is found. Imagine my shock last week when someone told me they don’t like the Christmas story. What?!?! Tell me more, right? He said he doesn’t like the Christmas story, but he likes the Easter story. Baffled again. There wouldn’t be an Easter story without the Christmas story. ~sigh~ Sometimes the logic spinning …

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Who's your hero?

I’ve been working on a training course that helps students of an organization develop their personal mission statement. Naturally, as I work, I’m also researching and learning. One of the suggestions for designing your own vision is to think of people who have had a positive impact on your life. Interesting concept and certainly an easy exercise that I had experienced recently.  I remember listening to a broadcast when the speaker asked his listeners to think of 3 heroes in their lives. My first thought was what would it take to …

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Refining Grace