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Lost & Found

I couldn’t find a receipt I needed for a $200 rebate, and after searching everywhere, finally dropped to my knees and asked for some help. And when I opened my eyes, from my knees I was able to see it had fallen under my desk drawer. Could that $200 have been even remotely important to […]

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As I have loved you…

I was thinking about this scripture (and the song we sing about it.) Someone once told me that to love one another as Christ loves us, we’ve got to consider a each person’s potential and love them for that, and they will change. The implication: if you can love someone’s potential enough, they’ll eventually grow […]

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Mary’s Petition

“Bless that no serious incidents will occur in the middle of the night. No fires, tornadoes, or earthquakes, or even… well… I guess I am okay with having to get up to go to the bathroom.” Of such is the kingdom of Heaven. 🙂

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Serendipitree

People keep asking if our Christmas is going OK. Given the circumstances, it logically shouldn’t be. But… It’s the best Christmas yet. Try as I might to express myself, there really aren’t words for how grateful we are for kind friends, neighbors, and family, and for the many little wonders we’ve experienced this season and […]

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Wending With Joy

So I got this song stuck in my head this morning, and being the somewhat emo|dorky|sensitive person I am, I started to think a lot about what the lyrics meant. This little snippet especially stuck with me: “…. with joy wend your way” For all the times I’ve sung this song, I never knew what […]

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First Aid for Icy Hot Burn

Immediate relief for Icy Hot burns or chemical burns from other Methyl Salicylate ointments such as Bengay, Bayer Muscle Joint Cream, ArthriCare Ultra Cream, and Tiger Balm: To cool the burn, carefully wipe off excess cream with a kleenex, apply olive oil with a cotton ball, wipe off with another kleenex, and THEN wash off […]

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