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Worth it

Hey you, ya you… the bleary-eyed mom at the bus stop with the rumpled hair and yesterday’s shirt embellished with fingerprint smears of jelly… YOU ARE WORTH IT* And you, beautiful one… who finds no representation of your present reality among the pages of the latest fashion magazines… YOU ARE WORTH IT* And you, brave soul…with…

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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”  Matthew 11:28-30 Photo credit:…

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Trouble and a joyful heart

Photo credit:  Jale Feeman So…. this is how the week started out…. Vehicle #1 is down for the count.  No big deal, right?  We can share two vehicles between the three of us. Fast forward to Tuesday, vehicle #2 also goes down for the count. Ok, we still have one vehicle… we can make this…

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Let your eyes look right on [with fixed purpose], and let your gaze be straight before you.             Prov. 4:25 (amp) So last weekend, Todd and I were looking for something to watch on Netflix that didn’t require any brain power.  I chose the genre of “Reality TV.”  People are…

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A dreamer’s got to dream…

                 There is freedom waiting for you on the breezes of the sky, and you ask              “What if I fall?”  Oh but my darling, what if you fly?”  – Erin Hanson He talks about it all the time, Pastor Tom does.  He…

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