Finding Presence

But the Lord watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love. We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord,  for our hope is in you …

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The Joy of Christmas

On this first day of winter and as we approach Christmas this weekend, may the joy of Christmas fill your days. I pray the gift of God’s son, our Joy fulfilled, be an ever present comfort and peace to you and yours. Merry Christmas! Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the …

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Diligent Decisions

The calendar flips to November and holiday pressures rise as leaves and temperatures fall. Lists, shopping, and party planning shift into full gear. These tasks added to already full schedules often elevate stress and worries to unhealthy levels. This year, instead of releasing our pressure valves by barking at our families (which I NEVER do), …

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Choose Conscious over Convenience

Pumpkin spice, chilly nights, and tailgate bites-yes autumn has arrived in all its glory. The calendar turns to October and suddenly the holidays loom. Autumn winds shift and additional commitments and pounds accumulate like layers on a caramel apple. Soon, a new year dawns and we regret our wellness choices from months earlier. Don’t you …

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Why We Need to Surrender

I love how God plants similar thoughts with different people. Last week, I noticed a friend’s post on Twitter about letting go and receiving what we truly need.  I immediately agreed as letting go is on my mind and heart this month. Her reply to me?  Surrender = freedom. Yes! Wait, really? It’s the opposite …

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