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7 Ways to Make 2017 Amazing

New Year’s Resolutions won’t change your life, but new habits will. ¬†Over the last few years, I’ve added some extremely helpful habits to my own life, and I’m working on a couple of new ones for 2017. ¬† 637 more words

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Moping Through December: Journal Snippets, Trump Syndrome, and the Birth of Christ

Moping Through December: Journal Snippets, Trump Syndrome, and the Birth of Christ

I often feel that I have to put a positive spin on life, look for the light in the darkness, seek out the redemptive element of every story. 717 more words

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At the time of Jesus’ birth, King Herod ordered the death of all boys under the age of two in and around Bethlehem, obviously hoping to avoid the problem of this “newborn king.” He had his reasons.

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The Election: Getting Beyond Hate and Grief to Hope

As I continue to try to understand what is happening to my country and to process my grief over what feels like the loss of all civility and human kindness in America, I am subject to the occasional “relapse” in my emotional and spiritual growth. 2,271 more words

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Tree Trims and Transformation

We barely moved into the neighborhood and we were already the talk of the town. Ridiculous, monstrous, and ugly were adjectives freely thrown around in our presence. 325 more words

Love Conquers All

I’ve spent the morning drafting a blog about Christian voters (doesn’t that phrase send shivers down your spine right about now?) and I think it might be good enough to submit for publication. 255 more words

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The Fall/Winter issue of Reflections magazine

The Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Reflections magazine – the topic of which is The Way of Reconciliation – was compiled prior to the U.S. presidential election of November 8 and is not intended to address the political situation of our country in any way. 197 more words

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