Archive for March 2022

For Those Who Reach Out to the Forgotten

One by one, each person around the table looked at the guest of honor and told him what they most appreciated about him. Justin usually responded something like, “Yes, I am. Thanks.” He was beaming with delight. Like his mama, encouraging words are his language of love and tonight he was feeling much loved on…

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She Taught Me How to Focus

The day is wide open but I can’t seem to settle — too many distractions. No sooner have I tackled one project than another calls my name and I’m off… What are your greatest distractions? For me, sometimes it’s in the juggling of too many things at one time – which has a 21st century term…

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Patrick Blessed Me, May I Bless You Today?

“Arise, shine, for your light has come,    and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.See, darkness covers the earth    and thick darkness is over the peoples,but the Lord rises upon you    and his glory appears over you.” Isaiah 60.1-2 NIV Blessing to Arise and Conquer Like one of the grand adventure tales, a young boy transforms from slave to saint. Patrick’s 5th century life story included…

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How to Live in Difficult Times

Why are we so surprised to be living in such difficult times? Weren’t Paul’s last words to Timothy a warning of such things? “In the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents,…

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