When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. ~Matthew 9:36 Jesus spoke to large crowds filled with disciples, curiosity seekers, and opponents. He didn’t change His message based on whom was in the crowd. His expectations were (and still are) the same for…

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It’s December already! Each year I am on this earth it comes quicker and quicker. I feel like it’s January, June, and then December. A whole year in 3 months. How is that possible? When I was a little girl it seemed like the time from the Sears and Roebucks Gift Catalog came in the…

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One of my friends from our nine-member graduating class calls once a year. He’s one of the most motivated people I know. In fact, some of the rest of us nicknamed him ‘Guru’. Neither he nor I are very good at small talk, so this yearly call tends to be a three-hour soul purge of…

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Every morning has a routine to do a bit of housekeeping. It’s my way of not having to do everything at once, but spreading out the tasks throughout the week. This particular morning, I went into the garage to put the garbage into the bin and unknowingly, I breathed in a memory. Warmth and joy…

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