Shining in the darkness
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I’ll confess, I had my annual tangle with the Christmas lights, and if I didn’t love sitting in the colorful glow, I might have let them win this year. Lights … Read More

Easter people in and Advent world
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The people who sing this Psalm imagine a world of peace and security, one filled with hope because they believe God, whom they are pilgrimaging to encounter in Jerusalem, has … Read More

Living Out Your Gratitude | Broom Tree
Making Your Gratitude Visible
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Thankfulness and gratitude are words we often use interchangeably to describe the same thing, but have you ever paused to consider the difference between these two words? As I reflected … Read More

One problem with hurried holidays
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I’ve heard many more people use the blended word ‘Thanksmas’ to describe their amalgamation of the two major holidays looming on our calendar. Marketing gurus already have us celebrating Christmas, … Read More

Unhindered
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The book of Acts ends with a single word, unhindered. Luke tells us that Paul is under house arrest for two years in Rome and while he was chained to … Read More

Caught in the Storm
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I saw a bumper sticker recently that said, “I’d rather be driving my boat.” There’s something about being on the water that is relaxing. But water can be dangerous, and … Read More

Courage Comes from Christ
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When we get to this point of Acts, Paul has been beat up by an angry crowd and rescued by Roman soldiers who were prepared to flog a confession out … Read More

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