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Never a Shadow

Today is Ground Hog Day. It is also Tim Hummel’s Birthday and the Appleton’s Anniversary. Emily Beth Elwood was born this morning, And on the high church calendar it is Candlemas Day. Most of the time Punxatawny Phil is wrong in his prediction about the weather and the seasons changing. But I had a thought […]

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Jest in Time

I am reminiscing about the season of my life that Tibby and I launched a business and ministry. It was 1988 soon after her dad died and a class we took at Scottsdale Community College when the idea was born. Our mission was to help people learn how to invite more laughter and play in […]

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I must say that last year I was very successful at meeting my resolution, which was to not make any resolutions! LOL This year however is different. There are only 250 days or so until I hit a big birthday and I feel like I have some things to address as I say goodbye to […]

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Moving on.

Dear Christina, I remember when I first met you. You were a friend of Kelsey’s and you were willing to give up a week to help her as she led a mission trip with students. You were beautiful with kind eyes and an inviting smile. Since that time I have come to know you in […]

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Day 1 Nov. 1 – Every year I challenge myself with the discipline of thanksgiving and gratitude. So here I go: The Bread of Life thanked God for food. (Mt. 15:36, 37) I too am grateful for enough food to eat everyday. Day 2 Nov. 2 Jesus gave thanks for a God who listens. I […]

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Today I am thinking about perspective. Perhaps it is because of all the tragedy around me, around the world. Perhaps it is because I have stuff, relationships and a job. Perhaps it is because I am so tired of the consumer mentality in my own life. And perhaps it is because as I get older […]

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A Jimbo Reflection (a birthday reword of The Rainbow Connection with gratitude to Kermit) Why are there so many thoughts about heaven And what everyone’s doing today? Jim’s so happy, singing and playing Heaven’s so hard to convey This life is short; the next is forever I know it’s real – wait and see Someday […]

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Happy 63rd Birthday to my Jim!  In honor of my funny honey, I have dubbed today “Corny Joke Day”; since he would have been 63 I have quite a list of groaners! Why can’t your nose be 12 inches long? Then it would be a foot! What do you call 2 crows? Attempted Murder. Why […]

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Dear Lacey. So every year I have someone to say goodbye to here on staff. I hate that! But it is what it is and I have learned how to say “goodbye” while looking forward to the day when there are no more goodbyes! I remember when I first met you. I actually heard you […]

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This is part of the devotional I shared at Lacey’s Bridal shower on Aug. 19 There seem to be 2 kinds of people in the world – people who love fairy tales and who love happy endings and people who can’t stand them! The people in the latter group feel that fairy tales are fake […]

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