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when money (and what it buys) becomes your scorecard

“How do you know that money isn’t just money to you? Here are some of the signs. You can’t give large amounts of it away. You get scared if you might have less than you’re accustomed to having. You see … Continue reading

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pursuing happiness and the worst thing that can ever happen

“Most people spend their lives trying to make their heart’s fondest dreams come true. Isn’t that what life is all about — ‘the pursuit of happiness’? We search endlessly for ways to acquire the things we desire, and we’re willing … Continue reading

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Is a different set of circumstances the answer?

“The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances.” Elisabeth Elliot wasn’t just fiddling with phrases hoping to create quotable sentences. She was combining for us words from our Lord. Words that redirect our faulty … Continue reading

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galaxies of gazing haloed suns

… When it suits him, the peacock will face you. Then you will see in a green-bronze arch around him a galaxy of gazing haloed suns. This is the moment when most people are silent … “Amen! Amen!” an old woman … Continue reading

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As a weaned child

Do you know Pablo Picasso’s Mother and Child?  In the years after his first child’s birth, Picasso sketched a series of drawings and then painted numerous versions of the same scene.  The piece captures a sense of quiet joy, of … Continue reading

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