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Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is, of course, a time for giving thanks... and for counting our blessings. I love that we have a holiday set aside just for gratefulness. Closely tied in with that is the traditional feast that most of us Americans … Continue reading

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See what you started? ...

Thanksgiving is just a week away ... and once again our conversations turn to trying to mesh a variety of schedules to create time for the expected family get-togethers. Six different jobs ... two different college schedules ... an infant … Continue reading

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We just got back from our annual family get together, dubbed "Family Fun Week." It is a special time we take, and one I traditionally look forward to. Except, this year I approached it with some trepidation. Last year we … Continue reading

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Euphoric Melancholy

I saw a bunch of posts over the weekend that mentioned -- in one way or another -- how hard Mother's Day can be. You may have lost your mother, or had a bad relationship with your mom, or feel … Continue reading

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Violent, Imperfect, and Redemptive

I think I saw the question on Facebook shared by one of my irreligious friends. "Why do Christians wear torture devices around their necks?" Why? Because the cross symbolizes Christ's death and resurrection, our freedom from sin and our connection … Continue reading

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He Is Risen Indeed!

It's one of my favorite traditions. Fellow believers greet me on Resurrection Sunday with "He is risen," and I get to respond, "He is risen indeed!" Sonlight student Rebekah R Sometimes I get too focused on the tasks of everyday … Continue reading

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Living Amidst Magic

We've been studying 2 Kings, specifically the life of Elisha the prophet. Shocking, to me, is how many times Elisha does things that borrow from the magical realm of the Ancient Near East (learn more in the IVP Bible Background … Continue reading

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