Tag Archives: New Year

set your life toward the greater

Beloved child of mine, Don’t settle for the trajectory of the small. Set your life toward the greater. The small calls with voracious strength, but you were created for so much more! Your mind, your strength, your life experiences — each … Continue reading

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Bless the Lord, oh my soul!

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems … Continue reading

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How can I weep with one friend and laugh with another?

A dear friend’s unexpected tragedy has been my first waking thought for about twelve mornings now. My beautiful friend and her family live in South Africa, so I find myself, first thing as I wake, calculating the time of day … Continue reading

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no matter the year ahead

A year filled with joy or a year filled with trial. A year of jubilant celebration or mournful sighing. Or a year of the mixture of both. Whatever the days of 2015 hold for each us, one surety stands: God … Continue reading

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The blessing of not knowing what the new year (or tomorrow) brings

It’s that time of year. We reflect on the past and anticipate the year ahead — some of us with excitement, some with apprehension. In years past, I remember chafing at the fact that I couldn’t know the future. I … Continue reading

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