Distractions
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Distractions

I find it amazing how easily we are distracted. We live in a world full of distractions. We used to say things like, “If I didn’t have to answer the phone (Which was a land-line) and check the mail (Which meant the stuff delivered by the postal carrier) then I’d have more time to focus on...

But Did You Die?
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But Did You Die?

I was driving to work the other day, stopped at the light by Smith’s and Walgreens. Looking at the car in front of me, I noticed some words under the rear window wiper, “BUT DID YOU DIE?” Curious. My first thought went to Jesus on the cross. What was this question asking? No, I didn’t...

Power of Bedtime Prayers
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Power of Bedtime Prayers

I came upon an article the other day entitled “The Quiet Power of Bedtime Prayers”.  It took me instantly back to when my four boys were small and the joy, and sometimes struggle, of getting all of them into bed. Sound familiar? Our boys stretched across 10 years in age. So, our household consisted of...

Yet Another Oopsie-Doodle
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Yet Another Oopsie-Doodle

Timeliness, prioritizing, and organization have always been a challenge for me, while thinking outside the box, seeing the big picture, helping others, and experimenting in different forms of creativity recharge my soul. I am honored to be one of the many mentors within the Four C Inspire team that serves all 400+ freshmen at Farmington...

A lot can change in a year
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A lot can change in a year

A lot can change in a year. The year speeds by and all of a sudden we are older, maybe skinnier (or not), hopefully wiser, and hopefully closer to God. These are all things we lay out for ourselves every January. When the next January rolls around we evaluate how we did. Did we meet...

The Lord Is My Shepherd
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The Lord Is My Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. Snow! Glorious snow! Earlier this week, I noticed the shrubs outside the office. They have been laden with snow, and also with icicles!  I walked by them on my way to my office thinking, “Ooooh, I’ll have to get a picture of that”. He makes me lie...

Ancient-Future: That’s the Way to Go
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Ancient-Future: That’s the Way to Go

Ancient – Future. Does that sound like an oxymoron? Maybe.  There’s a passage in the Bible where God is calling out to His people, “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest of your souls.” (Jeremiah 6:16 NIV)....

Joy and The New Year
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Joy and The New Year

Coming into the New Year, we focus on change quite a bit. All the changes that happened in 2018, and the changes you hope to make in 2019. Our resolutions vary from eating healthier, stop smoking, being nicer, getting a promotion, quitting the job you hate, reading your bible more, or putting real effort into...

Prince of Peace
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Prince of Peace

‘It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!’  We all have heard that many times and many of us have reason to believe it is so. We look forward to our kids coming home or seeing the grandkids or going to grandma’s house. We bake cookies and put up our tree and sing carols. We...

Stop the rush
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Stop the rush

In a conversation I had earlier today we observed how full people’s lives are.  Work, family, household and other responsibilities have people “on the run”.   For those of us with day schedules, we get up, get ready, hurry to work, after hurrying children to school.  Then we work through break times, even lunches, push hard...