Keeping Our Weeks Holy is a Full-Time Job

Holy Week

For Christians, Holy Week, the seven days before Easter, is a time for serious reflection, contemplation, for being still, and grappling with the full meaning of what is about to transpire. For those who don’t celebrate Easter, it’s just another week and nothing to get worked up about.

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Put A Little Love In Your Heart And The World Really Will Be A Better Place

love in your heart

February is Heart Month and if there’s anything that deserves recognition, it’s this little heart-shaped miracle beating inside our chests. Of course, I know it’s not heart shaped—I watch television—but today it’s more important than ever to take care of our hearts, both literally and physically.

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Welcome 2022, We’re Happy To See You

Welcome2022

January 2022, a new year, and another opportunity to greet what’s in store. Like the McDonald’s commercial, “I’m loving it!” The wonderful thing about this first month of the year is the fresh outlook it offers, the chance to finish what we’ve started, and to chart a new path.

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Happy Birthday To Me, Happy Birthday…

happy birthday

My birthday, one of my favorite days of the year, is fast approaching and since we’re supposed to get wiser as we get older, I thought it important to share some of the wisdom I’ve gained over the past 12 months/65.96 years.  I learned some wonderful new lessons, but I’ve also realized the value of the old tried and true ones, so here’s what I know:

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Being Emotionally Well Is A Precious Gift

Emotional Well Being

“Couldn’t sleep at all last night, cause I was tossin’ and turnin’…all night,” are words we remember from the 1961 classic sung by Bobby Lewis. Ritchie Adams and Malou Renee, the song’s composers, are clear—somebody’s done somebody wrong and it’s causing sleepless nights. During this Emotional Wellness Month, these words came to mind as I … Read more

Here’s A Sign We Can Live With…

Here's a sign

I love a good headline and because I’m a sucker for a great one, I read an article, “Five Signs We All Need on Our Desk,” by Carey Nieuwhof.  Nieuwhof, a pastor and church leadership, change, and parenting guru, said he doesn’t have these signs, but he should.

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Be Someone Special Today And Make A Difference

Be someone special

National Be Someone Special Day passed quietly this month (Wednesday) and almost didn’t get a passing mention. You probably didn’t get your invitation to the party, but I pray you will take a moment—10 seconds really, to observe, embrace, and make the difference.

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Father’s Day Is About Love, Lessons

father's day

As Father’s Day approached, a story about the world’s largest family caught my eye. India’s Ziona Chana, 76, died Sunday but reportedly had 89 children, 39 grandchildren, and 38 wives. I don’t know what kind of work he did but I can’t imagine trying to buy that many clothes, shoes, gallons of milk, and school supplies or providing love and nurture for that many women and children.

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Let It Snow

Snow

“…And since we’ve no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”

Styne & Cahn

If we had any doubts about what season we’re in, the last few days have surely put those thoughts to rest. The postcard that is my front yard is stunning and still, almost like the night before Christmas when “not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.”

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