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What a Year!

Happy New Year!  Here we are in 2022, a new year.  A blank page.  A fresh start.  There is something so exhilarating and exciting about a new beginning.  A new home.  A new city.  Infinite possibilities and  potential lay before us as we begin something new.  We chart our course as we decide what steps to take and what we create.   We decide who…

Practicing Gratitude

“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 – NIV Thanksgiving is almost here, yet if we walk into a store there is almost no indication of this.  Instead, we are met with the consumerism of Christmas.  It makes sense. Yes, we buy and prep for a…

Limiting Beliefs

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7a NKJV Have you ever caught yourself thinking or saying: I can’t do that. – or – That will never happen. I wish I could say I never think or say these things, but the truth is – I do.  More often than I would…

Posthumous Guest Post – Walt Miller

Mentors.  What a treasure it is to have someone willing to come alongside us.  Someone older, wiser, and willing to invest in the next generation.  I have been blessed to have had such people in my life, especially during difficult seasons. Two such mentors, Walt & Jane Miller, will always hold a very special place…

Five Loaves & Two Fish

One of the most well-known miracles of Jesus began with 5 small loaves and 2 small fish – the feeding of the 5,000 (John 6:1-15).  Although 5,000 only accounted for the men present, not women and children.  Scholars estimate the number fed was actually somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000.*  Yet it all began with 5 small loaves and…

Margins

Have you ever been restricted to one page?  A letter.  A resume.  We type everything out and it spills onto a second page.  So, we edit.  Eliminate.  But we just can’t seem to squeeze everything we want onto one page.  So we adjust the margins.  We shrink and squeeze them until we can successfully cram…

Flowers for No Reason

I can’t keep plants alive. I try, but I always forget to water them or water them too much. So imagine my excitement when beautiful succulent flowers emerged like a Phoenix out of the ashes in my planter (see picture above). We normally rotate new annuals in this planter, but I think we are just…