Reflections On The Journey 

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Hands and Feet

Posted on January 20, 2020 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Most of us are blessed with two feet and two hands that allow us to do so many things. Using our feet, we can walk, trot or run to get from one place to the next. We can traverse long distances or short ones. We can even use our feet to help move things from one place to another.

 

Our hands are even more useful than our feet! We can use our hands to get dressed, to eat or ...

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Be Still

Posted on January 13, 2020 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

How often do you sit and just “be still?” Being still is really hard for me. I can sit, but I usually have to be doing something like reading or writing. If I am not busy, I feel like I am shirking my duties or somehow not living up to expectations.

 

Yet it is important to just be still and not be doing anything else. When I take the time to be still, it is amazing w...

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Wise Men and Women

Posted on January 6, 2020 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday we celebrated the feast of the Epiphany. It’s the date when we remember when the three Wise Men came from afar to visit the Baby Jesus in the crib. On this feast at our church, we usually sing carols like “We Three Kings” or “Rise Up, Shepherd” which mention the eastern star which led the visitors to the stable.

 

We say that the ...

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Look Within

Posted on December 30, 2019 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I know many people take time at the end of the year to think about resolutions. For years now I have not made formal resolutions at the beginning of a new year – instead I make resolutions any time throughout the year, whenever I am ready to set a new goal for myself.

 

But I do think that as the end of the year approaches it’s a good thing for me to spend some time ...

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Accept

Posted on December 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

We are now in the final week of Advent. In just a few days, Our Lord will come again as a baby – the greatest gift God has ever given to mankind! Jesus, our Lord, has come as a tiny child but He is also our Savior - His death and resurrection gave hope back to mankind that we are once again pure children of God, swept up in His infinite love!

 

It is sad to me that so many peo...

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Wait

Posted on December 16, 2019 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

What are you waiting for?

 

We all need to wait at times. Our waiting can be joyful or it can be stressful. I find that the waiting that comes with Advent is mostly easy because it’s finite. I know that what’s coming at the end of my wait will be good, and I know exactly how many days I have left to wait for it!

 

But much of the waiting that occupies us i...

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Gratitude

Posted on December 9, 2019 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Do you have a spirit of gratitude?

 

Novelist Morris West once suggested that when you turn seventy-five years old there should only be three phrases left in your vocabulary: “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” I'm not 75 yet but I think he has a point! There comes a time in our lives when gratitude becomes quite important. We could be smart, healthy, have done many good...

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Advent

Posted on December 2, 2019 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

What are you waiting for?

 

Last week we had a dumping of snow onto our neighborhood overnight. Surprisingly, the city plow came by at 5 am and again at 7:30 am. The driveway plowing service came just after the later city plow, but surprisingly our driveway and one other driveway in our cul-de-sac was missed! We waited and waited, but the little plow didn’t come back until muc...

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Creation

Posted on November 25, 2019 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Are you thankful for creation?

 

I was looking in the Book of Genesis the other day, re-reading the stories of Creation. Did you know there are two stories in Genesis! The first (in Chapter 1) recounts the tale of how God formed the earth, creating everything out of nothing over a period of six days. The second (in chapter 2) gives the story of the Garden of Eden and deals mostly ...

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Small Stuff

Posted on November 18, 2019 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

“Don’t sweat the small stuff.”

 

Most people have heard the phrase “Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, and It's all Small Stuff.” This quote was originally coined by Robert Eliot, reported in a Time Magazine article about stress from the early 1980's. It also appears in Robert’s book entitled Is It Worth Dying For? from the same period. The quote h...

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