In Real Life

What’s Your Story?

What’s Your Story?

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Stories are told through words, art and actions. They often have meaning that goes beyond the surface. Jesus told stories to communicate his message. Those who care enough will get it. Your story is told the same ways – words, art, actions. Your closest connections will get you; just be careful the message you’re giving.

Red Light

Red Light

Go, go, go! Society promotes an attitude of action and constant progress. Many interpret it to mean that we need to work as long and hard as possible. Jesus gives a different view: advice that is backed up by science – rest! Not just sleep, but a release of mind, body and soul – trusting Jesus for guidance.

Shake It Off!

Shake It Off!

Matthew 10:14 “Shake it off” is something my football coaches would say after getting my bell rung by a good hit. It carried over into words I would use with my children after a fall or a disappointment – “shake it off.” My coaches were not being insensitive, nor was...

Doctor’s Orders

Doctor’s Orders

Matthew 9:12 I have a long-standing love-hate relationship with my dentist. It feels like there is a new suggestion with every visit. Maybe a cavity has formed, and needs repaired – or a tooth has rotted so much that a root canal and cap is needed. No matter the...

Eye of the Storm

Eye of the Storm

Matthew 8:23-27 It has been said that the eye of a storm is the calmest part of a hurricane. What you don’t hear about is the trouble one experiences before the eye – or will experience as the storm moves on top of them again. Life is a lot like that too – even if...

Good As Gold

Good As Gold

Matthew 7:12 My favorite convenience store chain is Wawa – they are mostly found in the Mid-Atlantic states and Florida. They have the best coffee and hoagies! The thing I like most about them has nothing to do with food – it is the friendly atmosphere. One can expect...

Choose Your Weapon

Choose Your Weapon

Matthew 6:13 Like many others, I decided to make this the year to improve my physical health. I have been working out at the gym for years - but it has been inconsistent. I needed something new for this battle - so I joined in some of the classes offered. I've done...

Count Your Blessings

Count Your Blessings

New Year celebrations give everyone an opportunity to reflect on the year past, as well as hopes for the one going forward. It is a time to count our blessings and wish well to others we encounter. Offering a blessing transcends cultures and time. Blessings come in...

The Perfect Gift

The Perfect Gift

A friend of ours just sent an update letter for Christmas. Maybe you also receive these along with the influx of Christmas cards. Most are happy notes that give a summary of the past twelve months, complete with funny stories about the children and family pets. They...

Who is that for?

Who is that for?

Is it just me, or is present shopping harder each year? Without fail, my family asks for my Christmas request list. And, I diligently pay attention (at the last minute, mind you) for things they say and do to get ideas for them. It’s hard knowing either way: me or...

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