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Stuff

Stuff “Because they had nothing, they feared in no way to lose anything.” – Thomas of Celano Thomas was speaking of St. Francis and the early Franciscan monks who began following him. Their vow of poverty made many things much easier for them in its abject difficulty. By contrast we, today, are surrounded by stuff. And I am...
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Strengthening Prayers

Colossians 1:9-12 (NIV) 9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,[a] 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord...
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A Part/Apart

It would seem that our nations capacity for compassion could be rounded up to zero. We have become so galvanized over political topics that we have lost any capacity for objectivity as well. It truly saddens me that this is paying out on the global stage. I am not a political person. I have my views,...
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Tomorrow

James 4:13-16 13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then...
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Rejoice Always, Pray Continually

It has been a while since I posted a blog entry here, and for that I am sorry. 2016 was a very difficult year for me and many of us. However, it is a new year and I am trying to keeping my attitude positive around it being a good one! This too is my prayer...
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