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A Routine Water Run

We had one of my favorite biblical stories told at church this past weekend.  It is the story of the woman at the well from the 4th chapter of the book of John.  I’m going to give you the “cliff … Continue reading

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Anticipation

There is nothing like wrapping presents and setting them out under the tree to ramp up the crazy at my house.  Even though most of my boys are fully fledged teenagers (or older!) they still want to pick up the … Continue reading

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Emmanuel

God is referred to with many different names.  God, Yahweh, Lord, Heavenly Father are all common.  But when it’s Advent and Christmas, we most often hear God referred to as Emmanuel.   Definition:  Immanuel or Emmanuel or Imanu’el (Hebrew עִמָּנוּאֵל “God [is] with us” consists of two Hebrew words: אֵל (’El, meaning … Continue reading

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Clean Feet

Today is Holy Thursday.  It’s the day we remember Jesus last meal with his disciples.  It was a celebration; The Passover Feast.  The disciples were blissfully unaware of what Jesus knew awaited Him.  After a ride into town on a … Continue reading

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The First Snow

It finally snowed last night!  It was a pretty long wait for the first snow this year.  Typically, the first real measurable snow is in late November or early December. I was really looking forward to snow and I couldn’t be happier.  … Continue reading

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What’s My Motivation?

I almost always say that sentence in jest.  It is usually when I’m feeling unenthusiastic or uninterested in something I’m required to do, as if I’m a rock star diva and need others to provide me the inspiration for my … Continue reading

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Santa Claus

Disclaimer: If you have some Santa believers within eye shot….you might want to close the screen and read later!   When my kids were young I struggled with how I would approach the Christmas holiday in a way that would … Continue reading

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Holman Hunt’s The Light of the World

A number of years ago I went through the Alpha program at my church and Holman Hunt’s “The Light of the World” was discussed.  It’s a very beautiful painting created at a time when most people were illiterate and didn’t … Continue reading

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putting Christ in Christmas

I saw a really great presentation yesterday about rising above all of the commercialization of the holiday and remembering the real reason for the season. Here’s the bottom line. It’s all up for interpretation. Definition: in-ter-pre-ta-tion (noun) in-turpre-tay-sh’n 1. establishment … Continue reading

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