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Be Bold

Posted on February 6, 2023 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (41)

Monday Meditation – Be Bold - 2/6/2023

 

Do you act boldly and with courage regarding your faith?

 

As an inherent introvert, I tend to not speak up about things unless I am sure I know the answer. It always seemed to take me awhile to get comfortable with something, but once I am comfortable, I have no problem speaking up.

 

When it comes to my faith, though, sometimes I am hesitant to speak up for what I believe. Perhaps it’s th...

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Pulled

Posted on January 30, 2023 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (144)

Monday Meditation – Pulled - 1/30/2023

 

Have you ever been pulled between two things? I have been many times. I have been pulled between deciding to go to one favored restaurant versus another favored one. Sometimes I’m pulled toward an extra helping of that delicious casserole or to have a cookie for dessert instead of declining those in favor of my waistline. I also have been pulled between doing all the things on my to-do list versus finishing that puzzle.

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Sunsets

Posted on January 23, 2023 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (503)

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Monday Meditation – Sunsets - 1/23/2023

 

I love watching the sky in the evening and noting the descent of the sun. Sunsets can be so beautiful, especially when I am near water! Whenever I can, I sit for a while and enjoy the view. And when the sunset seems especially spectacular, I pull out my phone and start snapping photos to capture the moment, even though I know that my pictures will not come anywhere close to the majesty I see in person...

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Visits

Posted on January 16, 2023 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (828)

Monday Meditation – Visits - 1/16/2023

 

Do you enjoy visiting with friends and family? I do. I appreciate when people call me up to chat and update me about what is going on in their lives. I also enjoy popping in with neighbors or meeting a friend for lunch. Texting is ok, too, when phone calls cannot happen, but there is something much better about direct person-to-person contact.

 

I’m sure you recall at the beginning of the covid pandemic whe...

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Planning

Posted on January 9, 2023 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (967)

Monday Meditation – Planning - 1/9/2023

 

I’ll bet each of you plans things in your life. I certainly do. I planned out which college I would attend, I planned job interviews, and oh my, what planning was required when I got married! Every day I plan for something – what I will wear and what I will make for a meal are my most common planning rituals. And of course, I plan what I will write for this blog!

 

Of course, I coordinate with my hus...

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Wisdom

Posted on January 2, 2023 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (981)

Monday Meditation – Wisdom - 1/2/2023

 

They say that with age comes wisdom, and that’s probably true for most of us. We gain wisdom through learning and experience, so (in theory) the longer we live, the more wisdom we gain. Sometimes we learn from others (either from their mistakes or their successes) and at other times we learn from our own failures or wins.

 

Mentors are a very good source of wisdom. Typically, a mentor has had experience wit...

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Welcome Back

Posted on December 26, 2022 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (695)

Monday Meditation – Welcome Back - 12/26/2022

 

How often do we fall short of our goals? How often do we sin?

 

The answer for me is: all the time. I am no better than any of you reading this blog. I fail so often, and I’ll bet my confessor tires of hearing the same old failures as well as a few new ones.

 

Yes, we are human. We make mistakes. The devil himself is responsible for many of the temptations that cross our paths, yet ...

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The Nativity

Posted on December 24, 2022 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (294)

Christmas Meditation – The Nativity - 12/24/2022

 

On Christmas eve I find it valuable to reflect. I love sitting with the lights dimmed, maybe only with Christmas tree lights aglow with the single C7 bulb in my manger scene casting a warm glow on the figures therein. It’s a lovely way to ponder the events of 2,000 years ago.

 

A lowly maiden with her betrothed spouse arrive in a small village where many other travelers are gathered for a census....

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Angels

Posted on December 18, 2022 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (851)

Monday Meditation – Angels - 12/19/2022

 

Yesterday was the fourth Sunday of Advent, and the gospel reading at my church told the story of how Joseph got a visit from “the angel” who said to not be afraid to take Mary into his home even though she was found to be pregnant. My Bible does not say who that angel was, but tradition is that it was Gabriel, the same angel who announced to Mary that she would be the Mother of God.

 

In my Bible, wh...

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Good, Better or Best

Posted on December 12, 2022 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (1017)

Monday Meditation – Good, Better or Best 12/12/2022

 

Already we are in the third week of Advent. Why have the first two weeks gone by so quickly? It seems we just turned the calendar page to December, and now Christmas is less than two weeks away. And I am behind.

 

When I spent some time thinking about why that is, I realized that, like usual, I have gotten involved in so many things. I’ve been so busy that I have been under more stress, gotten ...

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