Tag: Joy

Miracles

Miracles, do they still happen? It’s a valid question, but the other question we have to ask ourselves is would we notice. It is my mom that has me thinking so much about miracles. The boys and I had just

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I AM

Moses, at the burning bush, asked Him, “What is your name?” God responded, “I am who I am.” We often refer to God as the Great I AM. Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks says that our English translation is too limited.

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Little Blessings

Little blessings are often overlooked, sometimes go completely unnoticed, or worse yet are attributed to coincidence. We live in a harsh world. Disappointment can be found around every corner. It is easy to become trapped by it. We begin to dwell

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Privileged to Pray

Recently my sister contacted me and asked me to join her and another sister in praying for a dear friend with ongoing heath issues. I was privileged to be asked.  However, when is always the first question from me. It

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Intentional Kindness

Random acts of kindness are not random; they are intentional. The person acting in kindness is intentionally, thoughtfully expressing their inner joy to others. There is nothing random about it. This gift of kindness became very real to me last

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God in the Details

God is in the details of every aspect of our lives. I have often had the thought, “That’s so minor, God doesn’t have time for that.”  Why is it we think God only cares about big, life changing aspects of life?

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Disappointment

 Disappointment happens when something or someone doesn’t meet our expectations. We live in a world filled the opportunity for disappointment. Sometimes it is easy to move on from being let down, but other times it’s not. We carry a sense

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Carefree

It was a hot and humid summer afternoon. The rain had just stopped. I noticed there were puddles at the bottom of the driveway and ran to Dad to ask if I could play in them. With his approval, I

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Consider it Joy?

Continual stress on any system will cause it to break. This poor cymbal couldn’t sustain the pressure of repeated strikes by my son and eventually broke. The body is the same way. Stress can take us down so quickly. For

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Step Up

        Do you step up? When there is a need, are you there to lend a hand? Do you sit back and wait for someone else to handle it? Communities, churches and various organizations rely on people

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