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Month: November 2017

How I Learned to Love a Christmas Tradition

How I Learned to Love a Christmas Tradition

I’m really not much on tradition. Doing something over and over again, in the same way, has never been as meaningful to me as it is to some people. I’m one who likes change, innovation, and creativity. If we did something one way in the […]

The Best Gift You’ve Ever Received

The Best Gift You’ve Ever Received

What is it that made that gift so special to you?  Maybe it was the person who gave it. Maybe it was handmade. Maybe it was something you really needed, or wanted. Maybe there’s nothing special about the gift itself, it just reminds you of […]

How Your Christmas Shopping Can Do Big Things

How Your Christmas Shopping Can Do Big Things

With shaky hands, the ninety-something-year-old gentleman seated in front of me in church struggled to slip off his winter coat. Then saving arms of a college student reached far across three seats and helped him untangle the fabric. The act between two strangers caught in […]

Will fear keep you from getting out of the boat?

Will fear keep you from getting out of the boat?

The summer my oldest son turned one, we sold our house and planned to move into a larger one. Our house sold in 4 days, and we were left scrambling.  We began searching for homes and over the next three months, we had found two […]


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