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A Reflective Life

There are times I wish I could turn off my natural tendency to look beyond the surface.  I seem to move through life always pondering a deeper meaning, wondering the motivation behind someone’s actions or contemplate the subconscious of my … Continue reading

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A Perfect Storm

An occasional challenge on a good week is tolerable, but when challenges piggy back onto each other in a short course of time it is much harder to deal with.  Today I had what I hope is an ending to … Continue reading

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Spirit of Power & Love

I do not want to go through unnecessary pain and emotional discomfort.  Who does?!??  Like anyone else, I tend to avoid it.  I’ll sweep it under the rug, tell myself a situation is not mine to deal with or put … Continue reading

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Thus Lies the Poetry Lie

When I was in college I had a friend that I really respected.  Mike was a few years older than me and we were paired up randomly to work as prayer partners for our Christian fellowship group that we both … Continue reading

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Resolution

Christmas and all the overnight guests, the son home from college, the extra chocolate and endless trips to the grocery story have crept to a quiet ending.   The guest returned to their homes, the laundry is piled high, the … Continue reading

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Embrace The Quiet

At church this weekend, and for each of the weeks coming up to Christmas, parts of the readings are from the gospel of Luke.  Luke is probably the most famous accounting of the birth of Jesus.  Handle’s famous work, The … Continue reading

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Heart’s Desires

One of the first pieces I learned to sing was Mendelsohn’s Oh Rest in the Lord from the oratorio Elijah.  I was in middle school and was taking private lessons from the soloist at our church, who also happened to … Continue reading

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Sweet Memories

Staying at optimum optimism during the Christmas rush can be pretty challenging.  Remaining focused on the deeper meaning of the celebrations that surround this time of year certainly keeps me engrossed on the significance but at the same time, it … Continue reading

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Divine Right

I am enjoying a nice couple of weeks of rest and relaxation with my family. We are currently at a campground right on the ocean.  Lovely scenery, great breeze, perfect weather .  All this equals what has been so far … Continue reading

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The Greatest Love of All

I remember 1986 very well.  I was a senior in high school and getting ready to go to college that fall.  I was full of optimism; I was also questioning my beliefs and challenging them.  This was the same year … Continue reading

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