It's a wrap!

The election is over at last. It is finished, but God isn’t. Did your first choice win? Did your first choice lose? Do you think the vote caught God by surprise? Regardless of what we think – God is in control. It doesn’t matter who is in the White House. God gets to decide what happens next. Our job is to stay faithful to what we, ourselves, are supposed to be doing. Apathy because your guy lost … or gloating because your guy won solves nothing. If we want to …

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There will be storms

Last night our church held a Trunk or Treat event that’s gained in popularity over the past 15 years, maybe even longer.  With the weather outside ravaged by the remnants of hurricane Sandy, we brought the activities indoors. I was in the hot spot where kids love to be – with the inflatables. I don’t know how many kids and parents were in there, but it was packed out with family-friendly fun. Loud and happy, family fun. That incident impressed upon me the way it is with life. There are …

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When Silence Is All You Hear

Today, I am blessed with the opportunity to work from home.  I cherish every moment of being able to spend all day in the environment where I produce the best results of all the work I do. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX But this is better. It suits me and the 60 second commute is the best in the land. So why don’t I work here every day? Good question.  And I’ve asked God that same question many times and I hear silence. Have you ever had that experience? Why is that? What’s going on …

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What to believe!

I can already hear you saying it. Now she’s going to tell me what to believe? That crosses the line. But I’m going to tell you anyway. As I contemplated last week in planning for the week ahead I realized there are some pretty big holes in my armor. Misunderstandings that make me doubt my value as an individual, miscommunications that make me doubt my motives, mistakes that make me doubt my abilities …  nothing I do is right. Whoa! How can this be? Do you ever feel like that? Do …

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Take back your time day!

Did you know there’s an official day for reclaiming your time? Me either, but if you want to get your time back, apparently today is the day.  October 24th is Take Back Your Time Day. Seriously. Here’s the official statement from https://www.timeday.org In July 2011, the United Nations urged all member nations to make “the pursuit of happiness” the goal of their governments and (here it is) find ways to measure their success.  It further claims that “Take Back Your Time is a major United States/Canadian initiative to challenge the …

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Unfinished

I hear there is rain in the forecast. Interesting fact for the climate, but what does that mean outside the atmosphere? Many of us are affected by gloomy weather. Cloudy outside and … well what if that created an opportunity to be sunny inside. I think of a candle that shines so much brighter in the dark than when it’s in a room full of light. Think of  how that relates to how having the inside right, makes the outside take care of itself. When it’s dark, gloomy, and raining, don’t we put …

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Refining Grace