A Christmas Prayer
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A Christmas Prayer

Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year.  There is shopping, gift giving, Christmas cards, cookies and manger scenes!  But let’s be real, Christmas is a busy time of year, where there is a lot to get done in a short amount of time. Christmas can put a strain on us physically,...

From Weariness to Wonder-Full
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From Weariness to Wonder-Full

Wonder is an interesting word. A simple definition of the word goes something like this: a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable. When we were younger many of us were full of wonder, which is often accompanied by child like faith. At that point in our lives...

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A Bold Thanksgiving Prayer

As Thanksgiving approaches this week, many of you may have the task of hosting dinner at your house.  There can be so much to prepare for–the cleaning, the shopping, the food preparation, the table setting, the clean-up. Just as we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, God is preparing us for something greater as well.  Thanksgiving...

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How to Catch Your Breath

When I used to be a personal trainer I took pride in pushing people to the point of exhaustion. Sounds sadistic doesn’t it…there is probably some truth to that. In the midst of exhaustion and breathing out of control it is important for athletes, especially runners, to learn a good rhythm of breathing. These techniques...