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Archive for December 2018

The 2018 Wrap Up

Here it is again, the end of another year and time to reflect on the days past. 2018 was a year bursting with new opportunities, lessons, and accomplishments. New friendships were made and old ones nurtured. I grew as a wife and mother, friend, mentor, writer, employee and leader because of them. I gained a…

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I never found the time for my regular Monday School post today because I was Christmasing. I’m part of an unusually diverse group of people who meet regularly to learn from and help one another. We had our Christmas party tonight and it was a beautiful time of learning, fellowship, laughter, and merry wishes. We…

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Out of the Blue

Last month, out of the blue, I decided I’d visit my son in Colorado. He moved back to Boulder in April, and since then, I’ve wanted to see him and the mountains again. I kept talking myself out of it though. I shouldn’t take the time off work. I shouldn’t spend the money. And a…

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Quick, Slow, Slow

Quick, slow, slow doesn’t refer to the rhythm of a dance step. It’s a few of the words James wrote in his letter in the section I studied this week Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of…

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The Perfect Gift

Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.   James 1:16-17  I wondered if my study of James would connect with my Advent reading and now I wonder how I thought they…

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Get Ready

I was in my twenties before I heard then cherished the Christmas hymn O Come Emmanuel. For the first time I thought about the generations of saints who waited and longed for the promised Messiah. Since then I celebrated Advent a handful of times before I made it the central part of my personal celebration several…

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