Category Archives: America

FINDING COMMON GROUND

Today we’ll see our 46th president of the United States of America sworn in, along with the first female Vice President in our history. Speeches will be spoken, opinions stated and hopefully a peaceful transition will take place. Our nation … Continue reading

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FORGET ABOUT IT!

Fear is mentioned many times in the Bible. The phrase, “Do not be afraid” was spoken, when God’s angels announced the birth of the Savior to shepherds. The Psalms are loaded with references to fear in King David’s prayers. The … Continue reading

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SLOW TO ANGER

Anger is a powerful emotion. Not only can it be harmful to the person on the receiving end, but also to the one administering it. We seem to be on a road to self destruction when we see that fuse … Continue reading

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SEARCHING FOR BLESSINGS

We’re living in a time of humongous things – huge issues – gigantic problems – overwhelming health concerns – political unrest and division. How on earth can we see any good in our world today? There are times I’d rather … Continue reading

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FILL ME UP, LORD

There is a story about a professor who used a large jar to make a point in his classroom. He filled the jar with rocks and asked his students if they felt the jar was full. When they replied that … Continue reading

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TOO MUCH EXCESS BAGGAGE

There are days in my life when worry overtakes me. I often wonder why it’s so much a part of who I am. You could say, I’m the typical Jewish mother – even though I’m not Jewish. Jesus was, however … Continue reading

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SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP

I’ve always loved stories with a moral – parables like Jesus told and those of philosophical folks who have experienced life to the max. The story of the farmer’s donkey may be familiar to most of you, but I didn’t … Continue reading

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PAID IN FULL

Wouldn’t it be nice to have all of your debts cancelled? Today you receive notification that every debt you’ve ever incurred up until now has been paid in full. No more student loans. No more car or mortgage payments. You … Continue reading

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LET US BOW DOWN

It’s only been a couple weeks since Christmas came and went. Some have packed away the lights and decorations. Most folks have taken down their trees and set them outside to be carried off by the waste management team. This … Continue reading

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SATURDAY PRAYER

DEAR, HOLY, GOD: The first week of the new year has come and gone and with it, the tears from last year have spilled over the edge and into this one. You are completely aware of all the sadness that … Continue reading

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WHAT IS TRUTH?

“Tell me I’m clever, Tell me I’m kind, Tell me I’m talented, Tell me I’m cute, Tell me I’m sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I’m perfect – But tell me the truth.” Shel Silverstein When seeking the truth, we might … Continue reading

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JUST BREATHE

“Take a breath and count to ten.”  We’ve all said it at one time or another.  It sometimes works with children, but what about  adults?  How do we control our anger when faced with so much of it every day?  … Continue reading

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THROW BACK THURSDAY 2020

This sweet image is a common depiction of getting rid of one year and watching the start of a new one. Out with the old and in with the new, they say. For most of us, 2020 has been an … Continue reading

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WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES . . .

Well it’s almost over – 2020 that is. We’re almost elated at the thought of saying goodbye to this year. It was like none other than most of us have experienced in our lifetime – filled with anxiety, fear, depression, … Continue reading

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THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT

Shakespeare said it first. Steinbeck followed with a book with the title. I kind of like the quote above, because it describes me. When I’ve gone through a time of trial, the best thing for me is to forget about … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL NINJA DAY

I always thought it would be cool to be a Ninja – to have the agility, the elasticity to glide over roof tops, leap stealthily from house to house with the greatest of ease. I suppose it may have to … Continue reading

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IN THE WILDERNESS

As we say hello to the last month of this eventful year, all of us are quite eager to get it done with.  The year 2020 will long be remembered as one to forget.  For the first time in a … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING MEMORIES

The day we determine to give thanks for all our blessings has often signaled the beginning of the Christmas season with thoughts of how much money we can save by going shopping the day after we fill our bellies with … Continue reading

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AN UNSENT LOVE LETTER

Today we honor the veterans who have served their country and have ultimately made sacrifices because of it. Wars will continue to wage on this earth, because there is a need to be number one – to accumulate wealth – … Continue reading

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THY WILL BE DONE . . .

A young child clings to life. He has endured months of chemotherapy. His tired little body is shrinking every day and life is being sapped from his tiny frame. We’re told to ask that God’s will be done. Yet what … Continue reading

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