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Posts tagged ‘Reconciliation’

The Missing Piece

This puzzle continues to drive me crazy! Three years ago, while my grandsons and I were working it, we lost a piece. While we were working the puzzle. It was there one minute. It was gone the next.

I’m serious. We put the entire puzzle together. Then we took it apart, and when we put it together again, it was gone. I looked everywhere. In the continue here

When Terrorism Hits Close

img_2068.jpgYesterday there was a terrorist attack on this bridge in downtown London.

The tour bus we were on crossed over that bridge on Friday and I took this photo…IMG_2067These people are all enjoying their day, continue reading here

Christmas Forgiveness

post241graphic1If I were to ask you what is your favorite thing about Christmas, some of you would respond: Family. If I were to ask what do you dread most, some of you would say: Family.

This past week, in conversations with friends, continue reading here

Always Good

post216picWe have been with our grandsons most of the last two weeks and we had to be so careful when the TV was on because we didn’t want them to see, or hear, the news from France, Baton Rouge, or Dallas. We wanted to shield them from the bad things in the world and only give them what is good.

However, the boys’ idea of good and our idea of good wasn’t always the same. Keeping bedtime consistent and eating veggies were our ideas of good for our grandsons. The boys keep reading here

What Do You Need for Christmas?

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In 2005, the most sought after Christmas gift was the “Xbox 360”. Did you neeeeeed it? Do you still have yours? Do you use it

In 2007, it was the “iPod Touch”. Did you neeeeeed one? Do you know where it is today?

In 2009 we just had to have the “Nook eReader”. The what? Oh, but we neeeeeeded it!

In 2011 your toddler simply neeeeeeded “Let’s Rock Elmo”! Has he rocked on?

The hottest Christmas gift this year is a “Drone”. Do you neeeeeed one? I read that one million drones are expected to be sold this Christmas! I’m sorry kids, that is not in a box under my tree.

I confess there was one year I snatched the last keep reading here

In Defense of Discontent

blog161pixWe’ve been striving toward the goal of contentment throughout the summer, but I dare say, there is one area of our lives where we must fight contentment and purposefully remain discontent. There is a realm where there is no excuse, or room, for contentment.

As Paul taught we must learn contentment in all of our circumstances – the things around us that continually change — however, as Christians, we are not to be content concerning continue here

The Lust for Vindication

Blind Justice 1Grrr. I hate being told that I’m wrong about something especially when there isn’t a way to prove that I’m right. This happened to me just a couple of weeks ago and oh, how I wanted to defend myself and dig up every bit of evidence I could find to state my case; but there was no evidence. It was one person’s recollection of events against another’s.

Ugh. What to do? Just suck it up and let my accuser think she is right? Let anger take root and grow into a tree of resentment that produces a harvest of bitterness? I’ve been down that route. I don’t like that path. It is a dead end that others continue here

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