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Judy, In writing an old fashioned thank you note each week, I thought that in light of your birthday I would let you know how thankful I am for you.  I cherish our times spent together and all the things we can share.  I am grateful for how you love my brother and how well […]

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Bad Habits never Die!

It is so weird to think that all the good habits take so long to acquire but then can be forgotten so quickly! I have often quoted the statistic that it takes 21 days to make a new habit and then 6 weeks to solidify that into routine.  And yet, if I miss one day […]

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  Dear Martha, There is a definitive moment in a person’s life where they become acutely aware of the fact that they found their soul mate. I’m not talking about the person they’ll spend the rest of their days waking up to each morning. I’m talking about the awkward person you didn’t like at first, […]

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Living on Purpose!

I think the best lives happen on purpose.  When we live intentionally, other results than are anticipated can happen, but overall, I think that if we live without a plan we are more likely to fail that if we set life goals.  Paul says this when he says we are to run the race with […]

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Dear Marji, I decided to write an old-school note of gratitude each week in 2016.  This is your turn.  The difficult thing about these notes is they only say words that represent something much deeper than words can ever express. I could write a book about how much you mean to me, but this short […]

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Dear Susan, I drove home yesterday after a short weekend, but I left so full (as usual).  Coming to see you (and your family) is always restorative for me. I decided in 2016 to write an old-school note of thanks each week and I felt this was a great opportunity to send you yours to […]

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Is it worth it?!

Is it worth it?  That is the question one of the Biola inter-term missionaries asked.  When sick in a hospital in India, it is hard to wrap one’s mind around the idea that all the money and effort to go half way around the world to tell people about Jesus.  But the pictures each team […]

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Longing for Water

Ps. 63 talks about longing after God and thirsting after God.  It strikes me in a fresh way when I think about the man who wrote it and his circumstances.  David, a man after God’s own heart, sinned and in the long term consequences he lost children, was driven from the kingdom and his home, and the […]

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RAY L There are some events and people who change the course of one’s life.  You are one of those people in my life! This year I made a commitment to grow my gratitude quotient by writing a thank you note each week to someone. In light of your birthday, I thought I would send […]

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