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A new and different kind of Joy.

Our congregation planted a tree in honor of our elder. The children of the church helped pile the dirt over the roots. The grandchildren of our elder watered the soil and (with assistance) lowered the tree into the hole. This was an emotional few minutes. My sweet Madilynn (who I don’t take my eyes offRead More

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Chaos: When Mr. Murphy Moves in

Sometimes in life, everything goes according to plan – that is the first plan you make, without a hitch. Other times, Mr. Murphy himself seems determined to work against all of your plans. Over the past year, we’ve had a large share of the latter. Over the last week, Mr. Murphy completely moved in… Okay,Read More

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Through the Mystery of Uncertainty, Just Breathe

I think too much. I ruminate. Worry. Obsess even, at times. I have an arsenal of Scripture for comfort, calming or to confront the lies behind the fears during these times. Unfortunately, my children seem to possess many of my anxious tendencies. Daily, I remind my seven-year-old that he does not need to worry aboutRead More